Today in History: 22 January 1856 Alexandria-Cairo line 211 km. completed and opened to operation

Today in History
22 January 1856 Alexandria-Cairo line 211 km. completed and opened to operation. This line was the first railway in Ottoman lands. This project aimed to connect the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. When the Suez Canal project was on the agenda, the railway was not extended to the Red Sea, but it was extended to XMUMX in Suez and total 1858 km. It was. This project is the first railway line of the African continent.

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