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Category Archives: Railways
Russo-Japanese War: Insult and humiliation
My last two posts focused on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This one describes how Russia and Japan went to war over territorial ambitions embodied in the railway. In the spring of 1891, three years before his father died and he became … Continue reading
Building the Trans-Siberian Railway
This is the second of several posts about the Trans-Siberian. The first post, “China and the Trans-Siberian Railway,” discussed the international aspects of the railway and gave an overview of its construction. Below I repeat a map used in that … Continue reading
China and the Trans-Siberian Railway
This is the first of several posts about the Trans-Siberian. I have a book titled The World’s Great Railways by G. Gibbard Jackson, published 1927.* It was a source of delight for my father as a boy. He turned its … Continue reading