- Basia, Thanks. I guess they had a way to change the wheels or axels or something eh? Zbyszek _____ From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.comMessage 1 of 5 , Jul 23, 2007View Source
Thanks. I guess they had a way to change the wheels or axels or something eh?
From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Basia Garnier
Sent: July 22, 2007 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Kresy pre war railway map
As far as my mothers diary goes, the rail gauges were different between Russia and Poland . One did not have to change trains, because according to her, the Polish trains were interchangeable. Basia
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From: Zbigniew Bob Styrna
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2007 8:17 PM
Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Kresy pre war railway map
Thank you very much for all your effort to acquire this map. I’m sure all our members will appreciate it’s meaning and information.
Looks like Poland had a better, more comprehensive railway system pre WWII from the tracks shown.
Anyone know if the train tracks were different gauge (rail spacing) from the Russian ones ? Did the people have to change trains at the border ?
Did the transports go via the main rail system through Zdolbonow ? Or did the trains simply head straight east via the shortest route ?
From: Kresy-Siberia@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Kresy- Siberia@yahoogro ups.com] On Behalf Of Kenneth Fedzin
Sent: July 19, 2007 2:13 PM
To: Kresy-Siberia@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Kresy pre war railway map
I have just uploaded an original pre War railway map of the Kresy region in to the album Maps of Poland, Kresy, Etc in our Gallery.
The map is very detailed and shows what was probably the full extent of the rail network at that time. It shows all major routes, smaller routes and branch lines. It also marks and names all stations along those routes. It also shows all rivers in the region.
Unfortunately, there is no date and no 'Legend', but I think the double lines are the major routes where there were tracks in both directions, and the single bold lines are the other main routes. In the bottom right hand corner is the name of the maps author.
The map covers an roughly from Sarny and Kowel in the north to Stanislawow and Kolomyja in the south, and Debica and Rzeszow in the west to Husiatyn and Iwanie Puste in the east.
Hopefully, the map will help members discover the possible routes their family's transports took out of Kresy into the Soviet Union .
The link below should take you to the album. Click on the map once to give a larger image showing the full area covered on it and then click again to give a much larger and very clear image. Use your mouse to move around the map.