||Original French Railway travel poster "Air Pur" Chemins de fer Europeens. The image shows the reflections of a train traveling along the water front. The sun in the sky reflects in the ocean. Multi colored abstract mountains in the background.
The term "railway" has appeared officially in the royal decree of 26 February 1824 authorizing the construction of the first French line to Saint-Etienne . The adjective corresponding to "train", which derives from the Italian ferrovia, appeared around 1911.