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Conquest of the South - myth of the Southern Railway

The Southern Railway in Austria took the first wealthy holiday goers on a long weekend by the Adriatic Sea near Trieste (now in Italy). The emperor's family was particularly fond of it. It was such a success that its main share holder, Nathaniel Rotschild, received a telegram about Prince Rudolf's death in Mayerling before the Kaiser himself. After the monarchy's downfall and the emergence of other railways, the southern railway's popularity began to decline. But this mighty railway is now being renovated.

Available with English subtitles.

Credits: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)

Episodes

The conquest of the south - the myth of the southern railway - part 1
The conquest of the south - the myth of the southern railway - part 2