A set of old photos showing the Siberian Way From Achinsk To Irkutsk 1906-12.
many chinese worked on the Trans-siberian railway.
its not chinese worker
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.
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.
Fantastic photos! Thank you!
Any modern day photos of these constructions to compare to?
“Verst 2444. View of the bridge from the Okulshet river. 1910″
Uh-oh. It appears they inverted the plan.
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