The Makkan Railway

Tabsir illustrates an interesting anecdote of history from the Ottoman Empire, the birth of a railway link between Damascus and Makkah for pilgrims.

But besides these the general direction has been under Marshal Kiazim Pasha, to whom the greatest credit is due in bringing the line successfully into Medina, and to Hajj Mukhtar Bey, a brilliant Turkish engineer, who has absorbed all modern methods of construction, and compelted the last section into Medina without European assistance.

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