Rail Maps of the Soviet Union

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Rail Maps of the Soviet Union

Post by stg 44 » 27 Mar 2013 22:06

Does anyone have any good rail road maps of the Soviet Union? I mean overviews of the European part so I can track how the front's moved, supplied themselves, and focused their axis of advance. Thanks.

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Post by stg 44 » 28 Mar 2013 14:17

KDF33 wrote:There you go!
Thanks, but do you have anything not in Russian? Also, do the different colors mean something and is there a legend?

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Post by Art » 29 Mar 2013 19:21

stg 44 wrote: Also, do the different colors mean
different administrative sections of roads
is there a legend?
http://www.soldat.ru/files/f/0000057b.jpg
A complete atlas:
http://www.soldat.ru/files/4/10/137/

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Post by stg 44 » 29 Mar 2013 20:44

Art wrote:
stg 44 wrote: Also, do the different colors mean
different administrative sections of roads
is there a legend?
http://www.soldat.ru/files/f/0000057b.jpg
A complete atlas:
http://www.soldat.ru/files/4/10/137/
Thanks!
Any chance I could get you to translate the Russian words of the top section referring to different rail types?

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Post by stg 44 » 29 Mar 2013 22:12

Thanks again.
I have more questions for you though, hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome;
What does the untranslated column to the left of the rail road section say? I assume that's in reference to roads.

When the legend talks about 'constructed roads' what do they mean by that? How is it different than regular rail roads? I'm guessing those are under construction or were added during the war?

When the legend says 'normal gauge' that means Russian gauge, right? Is narrow gauge western european gauge?

Thanks again for your help.

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Post by Art » 29 Mar 2013 22:31

stg 44 wrote: I have more questions for you though, hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome;
What does the untranslated column to the left of the rail road section say?
State and administrative borders. I didn't translate them, I believed them of no relevance.
When the legend talks about 'constructed roads' what do they mean by that?
Roads under construction by 1943.
When the legend says 'normal gauge' that means Russian gauge, right?
Yes.
Is narrow gauge western european gauge?
No
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow_gauge_railway

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Post by stg 44 » 29 Mar 2013 23:03

Art wrote:
stg 44 wrote: I have more questions for you though, hopefully I'm not wearing out my welcome;
What does the untranslated column to the left of the rail road section say?
State and administrative borders. I didn't translate them, I believed them of no relevance.
When the legend talks about 'constructed roads' what do they mean by that?
Roads under construction by 1943.
When the legend says 'normal gauge' that means Russian gauge, right?
Yes.
Is narrow gauge western european gauge?
No
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrow_gauge_railway
Excellent, thanks!

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