2 Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR

Posted on March 21, 2017 by tim

BAM or Baikal Amur Mainline is a Soviet (now Russian) railway of over 4,000 km length. It runs north and in parallel to Trans-Siberian Railway in Siberia. The BAM cost estimated was $14 Billion but a lot of volunteers came there to help participate in “construction site of the century”. The special much more durable tracks were used due to the permafrost. Let’s see a photo report from Soviet photographers on how it was constructed.


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2 Responses to “Building Baikal-Amur Mainline in USSR”

  1. uaz-man says:

    Nice pictures. Many Magirus-Deutz trucks in the work area.

  2. Tobias says:

    I agree. This is because the things are air-cooled – and thus can not freeze cooling water in winter. For exactly this reason, the Soviet government imported larger numbers of Krupp trucks during the 1980s.

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