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Algeciras Railway

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Built by British interests under the Gibraltar Railway Co for the benefit of British Officers stationed in Gibraltar wanting to travel into Spain and inland. To avoid Spanish sensitivities the line was built concluding in Algeciras which was then a small town on the opposite side of the Bay of Gibraltar, rather than at the Gibraltar border. Despite having no direct connection to the European rail network, George Bradshaw did devote a chapter to Gibraltar in his 1913 guide.

1888-92 It was built by British engineer, John Morrison, financially backed by Sir Alexander Henderson

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