Czechoslovakia: A Survey of Economic and Social Conditions

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RAILWAYS

DR. VÁCLAV BURGER, LATE MINISTER OF RAILWAYS

In Czechoslovakia the railways are owned partly by the State and partly by private corporations, and are operated, for the most part, by the State. The length of the lines open for traffic at the end of 1921 is shown in the following table (in kilometers):

Operated by
State
Operated by
foreign States
Equipped withState
owned
Privately
owned
Operated
privately
State
owned
Privately
owned
Foreign
railways
Total
length, km.
Steam locomotives7,7923,8261,1504159712,913
Electric locomotives. .5198. .. .. .150

The State railways are directed by the Ministry of Railways and managed by seven district bureaus of the State Railway Adminstration. The Ministry of Railways is invested with absolute power to direct all railway traffic and to control the adminstration of the State railways as well as of the private lines. The Ministry is divided into 7 sections: (1) Minister's Office, (2) Judicial and Administrative, (3) Financial, (4) Commercial, (5) Construction, (6) Machinery and Shops, (7) Traffic. The district bureaus are located in Prague, Plzeň, Hradec Králové, Brno, Olomouc, Bratislava and Košice. Under the direction of the

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