The number of finished railways in France is twenty-seven—measuring in the aggregate 2,303 miles. The receipts of these roads in 1851, were $20,002,918, and the receipts in 1852 were $24,785,938. This excess of near ly five millions of dollars in the receipts of the year 1852, over those of 1851, is to be at tributed m ostly to the completion or exten sion, during the year that has just closed, of several of the most important lines of rail-Ways radiating from the capital to the ironers. J.
This article was originally published with the title "The French Railways" in Scientific American 8, 29, 226 (April 1853)