French Railway System

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History Of Rail Transport In France - Government Intervention
... The 1842 agreement proved the most important piece of railway legislation ... the national government had to pay only 19 percent of the costs of railway construction ... proved true during recessions, such as in 1859, when the railway lines gained a new agreement to save them from bankruptcy ...

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