Northwards from Vienna: Two key railway lines in the Czech Republic

Exhibition

  • vila Stiassni v Brně ()
  • 31. 5. 2019–2. 6. 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 7, 2019–Jun 9, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 14, 2019–Jun 16, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 21, 2019–Jun 23, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 28, 2019–Jun 30, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jul 5, 2019–Jul 7, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jul 12, 2019–Jul 14, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jul 19, 2019–Jul 21, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jul 26, 2019–Jul 28, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Aug 2, 2019–Aug 4, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Aug 9, 2019–Aug 11, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Aug 16, 2019–Aug 18, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Aug 23, 2019–Aug 25, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Aug 30, 2019–Sep 1, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Sep 6, 2019–Sep 8, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Sep 13, 2019–Sep 15, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Sep 20, 2019–Sep 22, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Sep 27, 2019–Sep 29, 2019
  • 10.00–17.00
  • CZK 30

The construction of first railways of the former Austria-Hungary was initiated by a private persons and supported by private funds. The first steam engine railroad of the Habsburg monarchy was the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway. It was headed from Vienna to the north through Moravia and Silesia up to the salt mines at Bochnia in Galicia, Poland. The program of the state railway network, approved in 1841, was to ensure the construction of the most important routes at the expense of the state. The aim was to connect all Austrian provinces and major ports with Vienna. The Northern State Railway has created a connection between Vienna and Prague and links to Saxon Railways. The tracks of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway and the Northern State Railways later became the backbone of the Czech railway network.

Research published through two separate monographs by Alena Borovcova is mediated by an exhibition focusing on the first period of construction and operation of the Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway and the Northern State Railway.

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