5 The Circum-Baikal Railway Construction

The Circum-Baikal Railway Construction

Posted on April 4, 2012 by

The Circum-Baikal Railway is a historical railway in the Irkutsk region. It runs along the Northern shore of the Southern extremity of the lake from the town of Slyudyanka to the Baikal settlement. It is one of the picturesque sights of the area around Lake Baikal.

“Album of construction works and the surroundings of the Circum-Baikal Railway”.

Part of railway running along Lake Baikal.

Ground clearing for the railway construction.

A relieving wall.

A bridge.

A gallery construction.

A 88-meter long gallery.

The gallery’s vault.

The development of the tunnel’s calotte.

The village where the builders lived.

In a tunnel.

The tunnel construction.

The development of the tunnel.

A 52-meter long gallery.

The development of a tunnel.

Building a relieving wall of the gallery.

In the tunnel.

A railroad bridge construction.

The bridge.

A 31-meter long tunnel.

A 766-meter long tunnel.

Lake Baikal’s landing stage.

Lake Baikal’s landing stage in winter.

A 47-meter long viaduct.


A tunnel’s vault construction.

A tunnel construction.

A relieving wall.

A viaduct and tunnel construction.

The tunnel’s general view.

The tunnel’s vault construction.

A 94-meter long tunnel.

A 74-meter long viaduct.

The development of the calotte of a tunnel.

The tunnel’s vault construction.


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5 Responses to “The Circum-Baikal Railway Construction”

  1. LovesFLSun says:

    Awesome pictures!!

  2. Karlis says:


    Would love to travel BAM;

  3. SDFHFHFG says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Was this engineered by Americans or Europeans?

  4. Great to see pictures of long ago. It’s a huge project but I see only a few workers.

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