In 1891 Alexander II began
the construction of a railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. When he died
three years later Nicholas II continued the project. It was built in
simultaneous sections from both the west and the east, and was
completed, in a manner of speaking, in 1901, crossing Manchuria to
Vladivostok. After the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 a longer but
more secure route was built on Russian territory and was completed in
1916. The railway extends approximately 6000 miles or 10,000
kilometers. Although tools were very simple and primitive: an axe,
saw, shovel, miner's hack, and a wheelbarrow about 600 kilometers of
railway were built daily. 100 million cubic meters of earth were
moved, 12 million ties were used, and more than a million tons of
rails. 100 kilometers of bridges and tunnels were built.
The stamp features a
railway tunnel in the Yablonai mountains.
The stamp was issued in
1971 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Hungarian railroad
between Pest and Vac.
Ferrocarril del Atlantico
The Stamp was issued in
1962 to celebrate the progress of Colombian railroads and the
completion of the Atlantic Line from Santa Marta to Bogota in 1961.