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Russian Transport pt 2

13th March 2011

Dear All,

I have been advised by a member, Keith Hill that there will be a second
part to the railways article published in Todays Railways in June or
July.

He also wondered if anyone had any news on a certain Mr. Handy who was
taking photos of railways in Siberia while re-assembling his Baikal Train
ferry on the banks of the lake in 1903?

If you do please reply to this and I will forward messages to Keith.

Another member also provided an alternative derivation of the term vokzal

"I remember reading somewhere what would seem a more likely explanation of
the term 'vokzal'. The first railway line in Russia, linking St Petersburg
with the imperial palaces of Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk, was opened in
1837. Pavlovsk had a pleasure garden popular with day-trippers and known
as 'Vauxhall' after the famous London pleasure gardens. According to this
explanation, the name was first used to identify the railway station and
then by extension eventually came to mean any station." – from John Dewey

Thanks to both Keith and John for their response.

Regards
Andrew

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