A Joint Issue with the Czech Republic: The 150th Anniversary of Putting the Košice–Bohumín Railway into Operation Issue number
761
Date of issue
18.03.2022
Face value
1.85 €

 The Košice–Bohumín Railway track is still among the main arteries within the Slovak railway network.  The history of this route dates back to as early as the 19th century when the only railway lines within the Kingdom of Hungary were the steam-powered Vienna–Pest–Debrecen railway and the horse-drawn Bratislava–Trnava railway. Thus, there was virtually no railway service within the whole of Upper Hungary.  Not only Hungarian entrepreneurs and intellectuals, but also, as a result of their pressure, a substantial proportion of politicians were aware of the seriousness of the situation. As early as 1839 the Diet of Hungary debated Act No. XXV/1836...

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