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First Rail Line in Continental Europe: Belgium

Belgium was heavily involved in the early development of railway transport. Belgium was the second country in Europe, after Great Britain, to open a railway and produce locomotives. The first line, between the cities of Brussels and Mechelen, opened in 1835. Belgium was the first state in Europe to create a national railway network and the first to possess a nationalized railway system.

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