Russian Railway Map

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От: Medvedev M.A. (MedvedevMA@morflot.ru)
Дата: Fri May 22 1998 - 07:39:53 EDT


Hi, Patrick and Dmitry!
> >Patrick Bonacker writes:
>>>
>>> First, I wonder if the following is really true:
>>> Transsib to Zilovo - AC, Zilovo to Ksenievskaya - DC, from Ksenievskaya
>AC
>>> again ?!
>>
>>There exists a map of electric railways in the USSR (1991, donated by
>>Sergey Zeldinov, URL:
>>http://gamayun.physics.sunysb.edu/RR/rrmaps/electric.jpg). This map clearly
>>shows that there is DC electrification between Zilovo and Ksenievskaya.
>>The situation may have changed, however.
>
>Well, I even believe your and Sergey's maps but I wonder why they did
>electrify it this way:
>it's only 130 km between Zilovo and Ksenievskaya. So it must be very
>inconvenient to
>change locos twice. AFAIK all this part of the Transsib has been
>electrified
>not very
>long ago (few years ?). So why DC at all ? Any ideas?

You didn't understand. That map shows that there is NO -electrification
between Zilovo and Ksenievskaya. Later, in 1995 (?) this line was
electrificated with DC. Now DC - area take place from Mariinsk to
Vyasemskaya (between Khabarovsk and Ussurijsk).

Mikhail.

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