Data Cover Only Private Companies Of The Main Systems. For 1871 On, Includes Alsace-Lorraine. Source: Ministere Des Travaux Publics, 1823-81: Alfred Picardin "Les Chemins De Fer Francais" (J. Rothschild , Ed., Paris, 1884), Vol. 4, Table 15, P. 832, Col. 2, 1882-1908:"Revenue Generale Des Chemins De Fer." Computed By NBER By Taking First Differences Of Cumulative Totals.
This NBER data series a02086e appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02086e
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Railroad Construction Expenditures for France [A0286EFRA400NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0286EFRA400NNBR/, August 29, 2015.