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The European Railways Network 1870 – 2000

European railwaysThese five maps, based on GIS data and made by the Department of Geography and Sociology of the University of Lleida (Spain), show the evolution of the European railways infrastructure in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

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European railway network 1870

European railway network 1870 to 1900

European railway network 1900 to 1930

European railway network 1930 to 2000

European railway network 2000

Source: Department of Geography and Sociology of the University of Lleida.

See also: figures on the presence of railways in Europe.

The research team has published some more historical GIS-maps.