6 Siberian Way From Achinsk To Irkutsk 1906-12

Siberian Way From Achinsk To Irkutsk 1906-12

Posted on April 22, 2012 by team


A set of old photos showing the Siberian Way From Achinsk To Irkutsk 1906-12.


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2204-2210 versts. Old and new road beds. 1908

Verst 2204. The temporary rupture of a new road bed. 1910

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6 Responses to “Siberian Way From Achinsk To Irkutsk 1906-12”

  1. 山下智久 says:

    many chinese worked on the Trans-siberian railway.

    • www says:

      its not chinese worker
      its russian

      • lostness says:

        It’s a Russian Railroad, yes, but many Chinese people worked on the railroad (and it must be remembered that part of the original Trans-Siberian route went through northern China until it was rebuilt).

        The Chinese labour use partly changed after the revolution, when hired Chinese labour was replaced with “convict” labour of those arrested for not being Communist enough and thus deemed enemies of the Soviet Union.

  2. Daniel says:

    Consider that most of the major engineering achievements of the nineteenth century were constructed with hand tools and human sweat. It is astounding what was accomplished.

  3. Jethro says:

    Fantastic photos! Thank you!
    Any modern day photos of these constructions to compare to?

  4. Osip says:

    “Verst 2444. View of the bridge from the Okulshet river. 1910″
    Uh-oh. It appears they inverted the plan.

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