Cologne-Krefeld Railway Company

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The listed station in Osterath , built by the CCE in 1856 , view of the track side

The Cologne-Krefelder Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft (initially Cöln- Krefelder Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft , CCE for short ) was founded in Cologne in 1853 with the aim of building a railway line from Cologne to Krefeld , the center of German velvet and silk production. From the beginning, the tasks of railway construction and administration were taken over by the Prussian state, to which they were subordinate to the royal management of the Aachen-Düsseldorf-Ruhrorter Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft .

On November 15, 1855, the first section with a length of 35 km from Cologne to Neuss was opened, the second to Krefeld followed on January 26, 1856. This made the entire line 54 km long. In Cologne, the line ended next to the Am Thürmchen station of the Rheinische Eisenbahn. The results of the CCE fell short of expectations. Therefore, the company was sold to the Rheinische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft with effect from July 1, 1860 . When this became the property of the Prussian state, it also included the Cologne-Krefeld railway.

The former route of the CCE formed the basis for today's left Lower Rhine route .

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