Brenner Railway

Brenner Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Brenner Railway is a major line connecting the Austrian and Italian railways from Innsbruck and Verona climbing the Wipptal, passing over the Brenner Pass and descending down the Eisack Valley to Bolzano and then down the Adige Valley from Bolzano to Rovereto and from there along the section of the Adige valley called in Italian the "Vallagarina" to Verona. The line is part of the Line 1 of Trans-European Transport Networks. It is considered a "fundamental" line by the state railways Ferrovie dello Stato. The line was designed under the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the middle of the nineteenth century to ensure rapid and safe transport between Tyrol and Northern Italy, especially Lombardy-Venetia. It was thus important not only for economic but also for military reasons as Austria was strongly committed to maintaining its borders south of the Alps. The first section to be built was that low section between Verona to Bolzano, which was opened in two different parts: 23 March 1859 from Verona to Trento and 16 May 1859 from Trento to Bolzano.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135924826
  • 9786135924824