Thursday, 20 November 2014

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At least according to residents of the village Kařez on whose cadastral Czech Western Railways ( kk privilegierte Bohmische Westbahn - BWB) built in constructing a railway connection Prague and Pilsen (which was put into service on July 15, 1862 and is now part of the track no. 170 ) railway station Zbiroh. It got its name from the four kilometers distant city of the same name lock , at the time owned by a man called "King of the railways". This was Bethel Henry Strousberg , one bold plans, aiming to raise Zbirožský skyward . If he succeeded his intentions, Zbiroh station would remain so distant area, as it currently appears on the map:
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