Russia Enters the Railway Age, 1842-1855
Focuses on the planning, financing, construction, and early years of operation of the St. Petersburg-Moscow Railway, which was the largest single project undertaken by Peter the Great and a major departure point for further railway construction in Russia. The text pays special attention to the roles played by British and American engineers and entrepreneurs, the quality of Russian engineering skills, and the successes and failures in the transfer of foreign technology to Russia.
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Surveying of the Route and Planning of the Structures
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1843 to December Administration of Transport Aleksandrovsk American April August build built capitals Chevkin Chudovo completed Construction Committee contract contractors culverts Department of Railways earthworks Eastwick and Harrison embankments engineer officers especially factory February feet Fischer freight trains GUPSiPZ Harrison and Winans Harrison Letters Ibid Imperial iron January Joseph Harrison July June Kleinmichel Kolpino later locomotives locomotives and rolling Main Administration major bridges Mel'nikov and Kraft metric tons miles military Moscow Moskovskie vedomosti Msta Msta River Nicholas Northern November Novgorod October operation ordered Panaev passenger car passenger station percent Petersburg Petersburg-Moscow Railway planned poods Prikazy rails rolling stock route rubles Russian government Russkaia starina scheduled Section September Severnaia pchela Shosha River Shtukenberg soobshcheniia Southern Administration supra surveys Swift Papers track traffic truss Tsar Tsarskoe Selo TsGIA SSSR Tver Valdai Hills vedomosti Vereb'ia vestnik Volga Volkhov River Vronchenko Vyshnii Volochek Whistler Winans and Eastwick workers zheleznykh