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Contribution to the Study of Serbian Railway Issue

Author(s): Suzana Rajić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Henry Elliot; John Augustus Longworth; Maurice de Hirsch; Serbian Rail; Turkey; Serbia; Austria-Hungary; Great Britain

Summary/Abstract: DocumentServian Railway Questionabounds with important historical facts that contribute to a clearer insight into the prehistory of construction issues of Serbian Railways (1869–1874). Due to political and economic interest of Great Britain to the Trans-Balkan railway, that’s great power closely followed the developments and was ready to back their investors in that project. Especially valuable are the data that show a clear intention of Austria-Hungary to take control under the area south of the Sava and Danube by railways. An important place in the document was a concentrated resistance of Serbian government to the ultimate solution. Insight into concrete financial offers, the cost per kilometer of line, gives the possibility of analytical consideration about opportunities and feasibility of the construction of the first railway lines in Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 269-278
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian