trains in 20th Century Europe
Services to 1939
During the 20th Century there ws a fairly consistent service from Warszawa to Roma. For a short time before 1914 St Peterburg was connected to the French Riviera once weekly via Warszawa, Wien, Milano and Genova. This carried the Russian aristocracy to their winter resort. Other than that this was a line of two portions-
In the interwar years, services from Wien to Roma were routed through Graz and Pragersko where they often merged with a portion from Budapest.
In 1914 there were no through trains from Warszawa-
Aristocracy besides the sea side
In the 19th century, St Peterburg was the seat of the Russian monarchy and aristocracy. In 1898 a service was started linking St Peterburg with the French Riviera twice weekly during the winter season. This was the northern extension of a similar train which originated in Wien. The route lay through Wien, Venezia, Milano and Genova to Nice.
Services after 1946
After 1945, this picture changed in that the Wien-
The service patterns contained little through working between locations north of Wien and those to the south. The Warszawa-
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