Since it was first founded, the railway has been international through the existence of common standards to enable trains to cross their national borders. The International Union of Railways was set up for this very reason in 1922. A large proportion of the business and thereby the profits of railway companies stem from international traffic as a direct result of their ability to work vehicles through beyond frontiers. This is not the only reason for SNCF to develop international co-operation. This article examines additional reasons for international co-operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in conjunction with the International Railway Congress Association (IRCA).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kensington Publications Ltd

    111 Southwark Street
    London SE1 0JF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Boutte, C
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1996 12:00AM