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170 years of Danish rails

Publication date: 2017-09-05

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170 years of Danish rails

The pioneering railroad in Denmark was established between Copenhagen and Roskilde on June 26th, 1847.

The Manchester-based Sharp Brothers and Company manufactured the first locomotives for this route, of which the very fist bore the epic name Odin (the Norse god of wisdom, very symbolic for steam rail, which was still a novelty in mid-19th century).  

The first lines in Denmark were a capitalistic dream come true. Thy were built and operated by privately-owned companies, which unfortunately soon went out of business and were nationalised, starting in 1867 with the insolvency of Det danske Jernbane-Driftselskab (The Danish Railway Operating Company). 

Numerous other takeovers took place afterwards, leading to the creation of today's Danske Statsbaner (Danish State Railways) on October 1st, 1885. We're unearthing this pathbreaking bit of the past with two pictures of the Copenhagen railway station.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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