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  4rail.net - Reference - Georgia            

Welcome to Georgian Picture Page! Here you will find some interesting rare pictures on the railroading on Caucasus at the border of Europe and Asia. 

 Making a Stop at Night


An ER-series EMU making a stop in the night. The last overhaul must have been in the Soviet period for this typical piece of rolling stock in the ex. Soviet countries. In the background you can see a Georgian Railways rebuilt soviet type coach. Picture by Johan Ehnberg 2008.  

 Can Train on the Georgian Shoreline



A Russian built VL10 electric locomotive pulls a string of tanks on the Gerogian shore line. The colors are still the same as in the Soviet period, although the tank cars have a "Petrol" (western) text on them and like the saying goes are not "filled by dipping them into oil" (like the old days). On the pictures below a typical 62 metric ton tank car, low capacity for todays Russia at least, but can be used on the lighter rail than the larger capacity ones. Pictures by Johan Ehnberg 2008.

A lot of repairs seems to be needed to get the beatiful country rebuilt after Soviet period and after the Russians invaded the South Ossetia in the summer of 2008 (during the Olympic games in China). On the Georgian railways web site it was mentioned that the bridge exploded by Russians is now permanently fixed and all traffic that was stopped during the war has again been resumed. 

Interestingly, there also seems to be container traffic starting, a sure sign of the modernization of the railways!    

Currently the Georgian railways in numbers are:
  • 1323 km of track 
  • 1422 bridges (incredible!) and 32 tunnels 
  • 22 passenger and 114 freight stations
The railways "Georgian Railway LLC" are owned by state. 


Created for 4rail.net by John McKey. Pictures by Johan Ehnberg, Ilkka Siissalo, Sanna Siissalo, Stanislav Voronin, Siemens AG and John McKey.



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