Image from page 610 of “Locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock” (1892)
Title: Locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Hill, John A. (John Alexander), 1858-1916 Sinclair, Angus, 1841-1919
Subjects: Railroads Locomotives
Publisher: New York : A. Sinclair, J.A. Hill [etc.]
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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lythought of, there must be radical improve-ments in safety appliances, as, for example,in brakes and in signals. Whatever theproposed rate of speed, the question ofsignals becomes at once of importance,since, with the adoption of electricity, all m Trans-Siberian Railroad is, nor how muchof it is done, and we append here a fewfacts on the subject: To begin with, only the military neces-sities of a great empire could undertaketo build such a road across such a coun-try. It is being constructed in sections—from both ends and from points that canbe reached by river steamers in the in-terior. It is now possible to travel directfrom St. Petersburg to Omsk, a distanceof 2,673 miles. From Omsk to the Obriver—384 miles—the rails are laid thewhole distance, but the earthworks are notcomplete. On the next section, that fromthe Ob river to Krasnoyarsk, 467 miles,the rails are also laid, and a beginning hasbeen made of the iron bridge, 2,800 feetlong, across the Ob, that is to join the two
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EASTERN END OF GREAT SIBERIAN RAII.WAV. TO ST. PETERSBURG, C,..4r MILES. systems of electric signaling which de-pend on the use of the rail circuit must bemodified or abandoned. © ii gf Tlie Eastern End of the Great SiberianRailway. We have just received the photographshere reproduced from the irrepressibleLodian—he of the pig-tail and the paper-soled shoes. This enterprising travelerhas reached Vladivostok, on the Sea ofJapan, and started on his long trip acrossSiberia and Russia. These photographswere made by F. I. Podzoruv, of Vladi-vostok. Mr. Lodian writes: It was a pleasureto clear inland from Vladivostok; it is atown of about 20,000 inhabitants, withouta single made road or street; they areeither awfully muddy or extremely dusty,and always filthy, fetid and revolting.After nine weeks spent in Japan, Siberiais disappointing at the start. On oursteamer coming up were 400 Chinesenavvies for the Siberian road, and thestench from them was awful. My nextaddress will be Irkutsk. Ce
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