After Russia lost to Japan in Russia-Japan war part of Sakhalin island belong to Japan for forty years. They built things and Japan called it Karafuto Prefecture. Abandoned Karafuto Prefecture:
Takaradai spiral line or “Devils bridge” is railroad bridge built by Japan, worked till 1994.
It forms a loop when road crosses itself.
Sakhalin railroads have width of 1061 mm and not 1520 like in rest of Russia, this is Japan standard.
Japan built 84 km railroad with use of Korean prison labor.
From 84 km now 25 still in use
Takinosawa station in 1920s.
And nowadays. Was closed in 1994 too.
Japan left trains too. This is Japan trophy train in 1960s at Sakhalin, USSR
Some Japan diesel trains still work in Sakhalin.
Tunnel near Kuznetsov cape. Not known how Japan call it.
“Witches bridge” in condition worse than “Devil’s bridge”
Ruins of pulp factory in Chekhov village
Another pulp factory remain in Uglegorsk town.
Paper factory in Tomari town.
One more paper factory in Kholmsk.
Lighthouse on “Svobodny” cape
Might be most beautiful lighthouse of that era – on Aniva cape.
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