trains in 20th Century Europe
Fig 1: Berlin-
Fig 2: 20th Century Frontier points, Berlin-
Berlin maintained a through service to Bucureşti via Lviv up to the Second World War. Thereafter the route came under the jurisdiction of other states and had to adapt to other traffic flows. Its main competitor for the Berlin-
The map shows the geography of the route at the end of the 20th Century together with feeder routes which used part of it
The western end of this line linked Berlin with Wrocław, Katowice in the Silesian coalfields, Trzebinia on the Warszawa-
From Kraków the route drove eastward through Przeworsk and Przemyśl to Lviv then to the pre 1914 Russian border at Volochisk and to the Romanian border south of Chernivtsi -
Russian traffic from Volochisk before 1914 had connected Southern Russia with major cities in Austria-
In its hayday, these locations sent forward services on this line – Ostend, Berlin. Praha, Wien, Split, Nice.
These services were reduced/changed after 1946 and again to reflect new needs after 1989.
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