Railroad History

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Franz von Gerstner

František Josef Gerstner was a Bohemian physicist and engineer. He is responsible for constructing the first the horse-drawn railway line in continental Europe.

Second Railway in Continental Europe

Salomon Mayer von Rothschild funded a major steam railway to be built on continental Europe, the Kaiser Ferdinands Nordbahn, which opened in 1839. The Nordbahn was Austria's first steam railway company.

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