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Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée

Paris, France, 1862–1938 (Publisher)
The Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (often known as the PLM line) was a French railway company. The company was created between 1858 and 1862 by the amalgamation of the Paris-Lyon and Lyon-Méditerranée companies. The PLM operated chiefly in the south-east of France, with a main line that connected Paris to the Côte d’Azur by way of Dijon, Lyon, and Marseille. Between 1922 and 1932, the PLM commissioned the poster artist Roger Broders (1883–1953) to create lithographs for travel posters. The PLM was absorbed in 1938 into the state-owned Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français.