Railway Traffic in Southwest Hungary After World War II

Péterffy, Gergely (2018) Railway Traffic in Southwest Hungary After World War II. Pro&Contra (1). pp. 29-57. ISSN 2630-8916

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Immediately after World War II, the only transport available in Hungary was the railways and this was despite the heavy damage incurred by the rolling stock and tracks. By utilizing service reports, meeting minutes, and articles from local newspapers, this study attempts to present the Hungarian State Railways’ (MÁV) regional directorate of Pécs’s efforts to reconstruct their railway infrastructure and service. Not only is this research’s focus on the railways’ operation processes—e.g., the eradicating of inefficiency, the reconstruction of rolling stock, and the establishing coal reserves, but also the impact of the political, economic, and social arenas on railways and vice versa. As the most influential company in Hungary, the importance of MÁV’s operation was not only a reflection of its role as an economic tool in the government’s hands, but also that it proved to be the most powerful employer in the country with thousands of families directly depending on it.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: railway, economy, Hungary, efficiency, reconstruction
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D4 Modern History / új- és legújabb kor története
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HE Transportation and Communications / Szállítás, hírközlés > HE1 Transportation / szállítás > HE11 Transport of persons / személyszállítás
Depositing User: Tibor Gál
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 07:59

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