Today will be 120 years of opening the Jokioinen railway to temporary traffic. Actual traffic had been already started as soon as rails reached Forssa and the Chief of Operations Mr H.Korkonen had been named in mid July 1898.

Höyryveturin vetämä pitkä matkustajajuna asemalla. Veturin keulassa taulu, jossa tekstit 1898-2018 - 120.
HKR5 veturin eli Museorautatien ensimmäisen oman höyryveturin vetämä Jokioisten rautatien 120-vuotisjuhlajuna Minkiön asemalla. Kuva: Jyrki Längman 1.12.2018.

There was the following article published at Aamulehti newspaper on the 17th of December 1898:

Jokioinen-Forssa railway.

Under certain conditions, the Senate has approved the traffic regulations for the Jokioinen-Forssa railway. The railway can be opened for traffic, after the management board of the railway has publicly anounced it and made a announcement to the government transit board. The traffic rules and tariff will be the same as in the case of the State Railways. The maximum speed is 25 kilometers per hour.