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.

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

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

Verst 2220. Water-lifting building at Kamala station. Construction period 1910.

Verst 2220. Kamala station, building for passengers, 1910

Versts 2242-2243. 1908

Verst 2283, bridge over the Ilanka, 1910

Verst 2286. A well in the end of a collecting ditch. 1910

Verst 2308. A water-lifting building near Ilanskaya station. 1912

Verst 2308. Weir waste of Ilanskaya station, 1912

Verst 2308, Ilanskaya weir, 1911

Verst 2360. A water-lifting building at Tinskaya station, 1910

Verst 2390. 1910

Verst 2391. Slope protection ща вшеср cut near Klyuchi station. 1910.

Verst 2392. Station Klyuchi. 1910

Verst 2398. A temporary bridge through the new road bed cutting. 1910

Verst 2398. General view at the cutting and a temporary through bridge. 1910

Verst 2435. Over the Taishetka river, 1910

Verst 2444. View of the bridge from the Okulshet river. 1910

Verst 2444. Engineering work 1909

Verst 2458. Baironovka station 1910

Verst 2483. Embankment on the Mokhovaya river 1910

Verst 2483. Embankment on the Mokhovaya river 1910

Verst 2483. Works over the Mokhovaya river, 1910

Verst 2528. Bridge view through the river Zamzor, 1910

Versts 2546-2547. Views of the old and new road beds. 1909

Versts 2550-2552. General view near Kazarey passing. The existing old way is below.

Versts 2550-2555. Excavator works. 1909

Verst 2550. Building an embankment of “Beryozovaya pad'”. 1908

Verst 2550. Building an embankment of “Beryozovaya pad'”. 1908

Location: Irkutsk

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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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