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The Trans-Siberian Railway: a traveller's anthology

The Trans-Siberian Railway: a traveller's anthology

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Contents | Introduction | Foreword | Extract: Preparations for the journey | Extract: Clothing


Contents


Foreword Bryn Thomas
Introduction Deborah Manley
Introduction to 1988 Edition Deborah Manley


1 The Dream
The Trans-Siberian Railway Thundering Through the House Lesley Blanch, 1968
From Moscow to Vladivostok Baedeker, 1914
I’ll Give You Siberia! Lesley Blanch, 1968
The Sheer Size of It Bassett Digby, 1928
Dreaming with Baedeker Lesley Blanch, 1968
A Day in 1908 Lindon Bates Jr., 1908
Transport Across the Country A. Rado, 1929
The Strategic Dream Sir Henry Norman 1901
A Cure for the Insomniac Harry de Windt, 1901
Looking Backward to the Future Lindon Bates Jr. 1908
The Rossiya Westwards Paul Theroux, 1974

2 The Railway   
The Vast Enterprise James Young Simpson, 1897
The Time has Come Guide to the Great Siberian Railway, 1900
Underway Guide to the Great Siberian Railway, 1900
Working on the Line James Young Simpson, 1897
The Great Siberian Iron Road James Young Simpson, 1897
Remission through Labour James Young Simpson, 1897
Good in Parts William Oliver Greener, 1902
Bailkal’s Lurid Past Bassett Digby, 1928
Crossing Lake Baikal Eric Newby, 1977
Criminals and Ice-Breakers Sir Henry Norman, 1901

3 The Train
Railways and Other Means of Communication Baedeker, 1914
The Dream of Service Harmon Tupper, 1965
The Real Siberian Express Annette Meakin, 1900
Variations Harmon Tupper, 1965
Finery and Faults Sir Henry Norman, 1901
The Siberian Train de Luxe Francis E. Clark, 1900
Third Class into Siberia Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Seventh Class in Trans-Baikal Francis E Clark, 1900
Travelling Hard Helen Wilson and Elsie Mitchell, 1927
The Bolshevik Train Malcom Burr, 1930
Chai Maurice Baring, 1905
How the Russian Eats! John Foster Fraser, 1901
The Big Red Train Eric Newby, 1977
The Toilets Deborah Manley, 1986
Between the Carriages Deborah Manley, 1986

4 Preparations for the Journey
Police and Passports Murray’s Handbook for Travellers, 1893
Essentials and Useful Items Bryn Thomas, 2007
Life on the Train Bryn Thomas, 2007
Clothing 1917 Russian Year Book
Photography 1917 Russian Year Book   
For the Benefit of Photographers William Oliver Greener, 1903
Taking Photographs Peter Fleming, 1933
Photography Extract from Intourist booklet, 1986
Literature Murray’s Handbook for Travellers, 1893
Blacked John Foster Fraser, 1901
Russian Custom-House Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Russia, Poland and Finland, 1887
Trans-Siberian Excess Chris Moss, 2007

5 Revolution and War
Pause for Revolution Maurice Baring, 1906
To War by Train General Sir Brian Horrocks, 1919
Prisoner of the Bolsheviks General Sir Brian Horrocks, 1919
Journey to the East Doreen Stanford, 1919
After the War Helen Wilson and Elsie Mitchell, 1927
Railway Defence Noel Barber, 1939

6 Siberians, Travellers and Workers
Settling Siberia Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Once a Convict Lindon Bates Jr, 1910
At the Stations Francis E. Clark, 1900
Fellow Passengers John Foster Fraser, 1901
Fellow Passengers Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Businessmen Morgan Phillips Price, 1911
Reading Together Maurice Baring, 1905
The Train Staff Christopher Portway, 1970
Undesirable Company Paul Theroux, 1974
Fellow Tourists Bob Geldof, 1978

7 Into Russia and Onward from Moscow
Routes from England to Russia Baedeker, 1914
To Moscow with Love     Annette Meakin, 1900
Moscow John Foster Fraser, 1901
The Start from Moscow John Foster Fraser, 1901
Departure and Farewells Leo Deutsch, 1884
Cattle Truck to Siberia Esther Hautzig, 1941
The First Day Out John Foster Fraser, 1901
Eastern Russia Michael Myers Shoemaker, 1902
Left Behind Deborah Manley, 1984
Perm: A Russian City Bryn Thomas, 2007
First Stages John Foster Fraser, 1901
Over the Urals Michael Myers Shoemaker, 1902
Over the Urals George Kennan, 1891
The Trans-Siberian Time Warp Bryn Thomas, 2007
Europe: Asia George Kennan, 1891
Life Aboard, 1933 Peter Fleming, 1933
No Dining Car Malcolm Burr, 1930
Beyond the Urals John Foster Fraser, 1901
Onward from Chelyabinsk Michael Myers Shoemaker, 1902
One Day in Ekaterinburg Eric Newby, 1977
Third Class Through Siberia Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Ugly Monotony Peter Fleming, 1933
The Verstmen Samuel Turner, 1903
Omsk (Zone time of the 5th Zone plus 3 hours) A. Rado, 1929
Omsk – The Coming City Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Omsk Baedeker, 1914
The Post Train – Taiga – Tomsk Annette Meakin, 1900
Tomsk – A City of Orgies and Education Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
The Tarakan Samuel Turner, 1903
The Taiga Malcolm Burr, 1930
Krasnoyarsk: A Siberian Commercial Town Morgan Phillips Price, 1910

8 Irkutsk
Continuation of the Railway Journey to Irkutsk Baedeker, 1914
Arriving at Irkutsk Lindon Bates Jr, 1908
Hardly What One Would Expect Archibald Colquhoun, 1898
Sights of Irkutsk Sir Henry Norman, 1901
Irkutsk, the Unregenerate Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Off the Big Red Train Eric Newby, 1977

9 Crossing Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway, 1900
The World’s Deepest Lake Bryn Thomas, 2007
Crossing the Holy Sea Westwards Francis E. Clark, 1900
The Winter Passage Michael Myers Shoemaker, 1902
Across the Great Lake John Foster Fraser, 1901
Baikal’s Past Bassett Digby, 1928
Baikal in Winter Maurice Baring, 1905

10 To Vladivostok
From Irkutsk to Vladivostok Baedeker, 1914
Transbaikalia Annette Meakin, 1900
Chita Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway, 1900
Through Chita to Manchuria Michael Myers Shoemaker, 1902
Mail to Transbaikalia Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
Crash! Peter Fleming, 1933
On to Stretensk Bassett Digby and Richardson Wright, 1910
The End in Sight Christopher Portway, 1970
4140 km. Vladivostock A. Rado, 1929
Journey’s End Eric Newby, 1977

11 Different Perspectives: East to West
Express Trains from Vladivostock Marcus Taft, 1907
Off from Vladivostock Francis E. Clark, 1899
Gateway to the USSR Noel Barber, 1939
From the Edge of the World Paul Theroux, 1974
Khabarovsk Paul Theroux, 1974
Stretensk to Irkutsk Francis E. Clark, 1900
Out of Asia and into Europe Francis E. Clark, 1900
Growing Siberia Noel Barber, 1939
Along the Way Noel Barber, 1939
End of the Journey Paul Theroux, 1974

The Travellers’ Biographies
Acknowledgements
Index

 

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