History of Rail Transport in Russia

History of Rail Transport in Russia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The history of rail transport in Russia, the largest country in the world, was well suited to the development of a railroad system. Railroad traffic in the Russian Empire was weak compared to the size of the country, but it boomed under the Soviet Union only to decline after the Soviet Union fell apart, with most of the Soviet rail system being inherited by the Russian Federation. The Soviets modernized the rail system by electrification, building new lines and double-tracking, installing automatic couplers, brakes, and signalling, and founding Railway Universities. Soviet Railways became in some aspects, superior to all other railroad systems in the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 10mm | 158.76g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135775278
  • 9786135775273