A league and a half of railway which is to girdle Paris, was opened on the 12th of December. The road was undertaken by five of the great companies, who subscribed each a million of francs, leaving the government to execute the whole, of which the cost is estimated at nine millions altogether. It will connect all the stations round the capital, and reduces the expense of transit of goods and travellers to a tenth of the present amount. The first locomotive on the railroad from Bombay to Tanna took place on the 18th November, to the great astonishment of the natives. The road will not be formally opened till February.
This article was originally published with the title "A Grand Junction Railway in Paris" in Scientific American 8, 19, 147 (January 1853)