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October 10 – Birth of Georgian Railway
10 October, 2017
October 10th, 1872 marks the birth of Georgian railway.The construction of a railway linking the Black and Caspian seas started in 1865.

Tbilisi Railway Station

In 1871 the railway between Poti and Kvirila (present day Zestaponi) started operating.
The first passenger train made in France  at Bonefond's factory  (Ch. Bonnefond presi Paris) was launched on October 10, 1872, from Poti, port city in western Georgia, to Tbilisi.
From this central spine, the railway network expanded.

The Tbilisi-Poti Railway  that was the first railway in the Transcaucasia, was built by Georgian innovator Niko Nikoladze’s initiative. Niko Nikoladze was regarded as the father of technical progress in Georgia for implementing cutting-edge and progressive projects in the country
The Tbilisi to Baku railway line started operating in 1883, through which  oil from Azerbaijan  was transported to the Batumi Port in Georgia. In 1899 the railway connecting  Georgia and Armenia was set up as well.


Steam engine constructed by Ford
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