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    Dictation - The Orient Express 1/2

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    Georges Nagelmackers, a young Belgian enginer, was responsible for creating this sumptuous and legendary train.
    Indeed, during his travels in the United States in 1868, this young entrepreneur used Pullman railway with their sleeping cars for several months. Although some of the trains were technologicaly ahead of those on the European continent, they were still very unconfortable.
    On his return to Europe, he put into practice the project born during his last trip : create luxurous trains for a weathy clientele in order to link the capitals of Western Europe to the roads of the East. To do this, he used the first-class sleeping and dining cars of the European continent for this sumptuous train, caled the ' Orient Express Train ' , renamed a few years later the ' Orient Express ' .
    The inaugural journey take place on 4 October 1883 for this revolutionary train, made up of 7 cariages, departing from Strasbourg station (the former name of the Gare de l ' Est ) and heading for Constantinople in less than 76 hours.
    This first round trip, completed in less than two weeks, was hailled by an enthusiastic press.
    The bet was won by this ' rolling palace ' , belonging to the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-lits.

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