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Valve logistics with the Prussian state railways

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The water valves made by our company weigh tons, and in 1910 they were mainly shipped by railway. The railway network was operated by the Prussian state railways.

The state railways were only just beginning to replace the old steam locomotives and to check the use of single-phase alternating current to drive railway vehicles. From 1911 on, a hired electric locomotive moved the first trains of the Grand-Ducal Baden State Railway.

The pictures below show the price list of the railway cargoes and the railway network of the year in the “Price book” of our company at that time. At around 1911, the state railways charged about 2.20 Marks “per 100 kg and each km”.