Today in History: 17 April 1925 Ankara-Yahşihan Line (86 km) was opened.

17 April 1925 Ankara-Yahşihan Line (86 km) was put into operation. Its construction was started in 1914 by the Ministry of War. The unfinished line was rebuilt on December 10, 1923, when President M. Kemal Pasha laid the groundwork, and Contractor Şevki Niyazi Dağdelence completed it.
17 April 1869 A contract was signed with Baron Maurice de Hirsch, who was originally a Hungarian Jew, Brussels Bankers for the construction of the Rumeli Railways. A separate contract was signed with Pavlin Talabat, acting on behalf of the Austrian Southern Railways Company (porthole), owned by the famous banker Rothdchild, to operate the line when the construction was finished. On the same date, a contract was made between Baron Hirsh and Talabot.

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