Tomsk Railway

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Tomsk Railway
Томская железная дорога
049 Otkrytie tomskoi vetvi (cropped).jpg
Opening of the line in 1896.
Headquarters Tomsk
LocaleFlag of The Russian Empire 1883.svg  Russian Empire, Siberia
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union, Siberia
Dates of operation19121961
Predecessor Siberian Railway
Successor West Siberian Railway
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)

Tomsk Railway was a rail operator in Siberia. [1]

Main information

The railway existed as a company from 1912 to 1961 in Russian Empire, then in USSR. The management of the line was in Tomsk.



Tomsk railway was formed from the Siberian railway, which in 1912 was divided into two parts: in the Omsk and Tomsk Railways. After the October revolution Tomsk Railway came into Achinsk Minusinsk, first is expected to launch and Altai Railway. The accession of the neighbouring roads allowed Tomsk railway eventually become the biggest longest and most powerful for the loads among the Railways of the USSR. [2]

In 1961 the Tomsk railway was united with Omsk railway and became the major West Siberian Railway. [3] [4]

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