Caile Ferate Romane is the official designation of the state railway
carrier of Romania. CFR manages the fourth-largest railway network in
Europe, in terms of volume of passengers and freight. The network is
significantly interconnected with other European railway networks,
providing pan-European passenger and freight services. CFR, which as
an entity has been operating since 1880, is divided into four
autonomous companies: CFR Calatori, which is responsible for
passenger services; CFR Marfa, responsible for freight transport; CFR
Infrastructura, which manages the infrastructure on the Romanian
railway network; Societatea Feroviara de Turism, or SFT, which
manages scenic and tourist railways. CFR is headquartered in
Bucharest, Romania, and has regional divisions in Cluj-Napoca,
Craiova, Iasi and Brasov.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
American Civil War: Confederate forces unsuccessfully attacked Union
troops in the Battle of Atlanta.
Wiley Post became the first pilot to fly a fixed-wing aircraft solo
around the world.
Bank robber John Dillinger, named "Public Enemy Number One" by the
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, was ambushed outside Biograph
Theater in Chicago.
An Irgun bomb destroyed the headquarters of the British Mandate of
Palestine at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90.
U.S. forces attacked a compound in Mosul, Iraq, killing Saddam
Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay.
Wikiquote of the day:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door! -- Emma Lazarus