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Company Name Compagnie de l'Est
Category Railroad
Company Web Site Link
Year Founded 1845
Final Year of Operation 1938
Termination Merged
Successor/Parent SNCF (Details)
Country France (Details)
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Company History: The Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'Est or Compagnie de l'Est, (Eastern Railway Company) often referred to simply as the Est company, was a rail transport company created in September 1845, in Paris, France, as Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Strasbourg.. After acquisition of other railway companies, it changed its name to Compagnie de l'Est in 1854.
The network of the Compagnie de l'Est was cut off from its Alsace and Moselle part following the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to the German Empire in 1871. After the First World War, the Compagnie de l'Est did not wish to recover its old lines because the signaling and the driving there became right-handed according to the German standards.

The main station of the Compagnie de l'Est in Paris was Gare de l'Est.

On 1 January 1938, the Est was nationalised, as were the other main railway companies, to become part of the Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF).

Read more on Wikipedia (in French)

Brief History:
France is one of Europe’s largest countries. It is bordered by six countries other nations: Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast, Switzerland and Italy to the southeast and Spain to the southwest. The United Kingdom borders France via the English Channel. The country is considered to be the gateway to Europe as there are several large international airports (two of these can be found in Paris), ferry terminals and the French rail service.

In 486, Frankish tribes unified under Merovingian kingship. In 843, Western Francia was established from the division of the Carolingian Empire. In 1789, the French monarchy was overthrown, and in 1792, the First French Republic was founded. In 1958, the Fifth French Republic was established.


Item created by: Alain LM on 2017-11-02 17:32:41. Last edited by Alain LM on 2017-11-04 14:31:15

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