GEORGIAN RAILWAYS
Photos by Henry Posner III

(photos are presented in geographic order, and were taken between 2003 and 2008, as noted)



 
 

a political map of Georgia (click to enlarge)
A political map of Georgia

 

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a railway map of Georgia (click to enlarge)
A railway map of Georgia

 
 

Source: U.S. Dept. of State

 

 

 

Source: "Developments at Georgian Railway" published July 2000 by "Japan Railway & Transport Review 24"

 
     

 

 

 

 
 

 Tbilisi, Georgia

 
 
 
 

Tbilisi-sorting yard
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Sorting (hump) Yard at Tbilisi.
(May 2007)

 

westbound mixed freight at Tbilisi sorting yard
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Westbound mixed freight
at Tbilisi Sorting Yard.
(May 2007)

 

 

 
 

 Tbilisi to Kutaisi-1

 
 
 

westbound oil train-east of Gori
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Westbound oil train
East of Gori.
(May 2007)

eastbound oil empties at Gori
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Eastbound oil empties
at Gori.
(April 2008)

Stalin statue at Gori station (birthplace of Stalin)
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Stalin statue at Gori station (birthplace of Stalin). 
(August 2003)

             

adding helper loco V610 at Khashuri
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Adding VL10 helper loco to Train 24 at Khashuri.
(April 2008)

Train 24 with helper loco at Marelisi
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Train 24 with helper loco at Marelisi. (April 2008)

removing helper from Train 24 at Kharagauli
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Removing helper loco
from Train 24 at 
Kharagauli.
(April 2008)

             

Kharagauli station
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Kharagauli station. 
(May 2007)

Train 24 at Rioni station
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Train 24 at Rioni station.
(April 2008)


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Rioni: VL22-1204 on Kutaisi-1 section of Train 24.
(April 2008)

 

 Kutaisi-1 to Tkibuli

 
 
 

VL22 shunting at Kutaisi-1 depot
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VL22 shunting at Kutaisi-1 depot.
(April 2008)

Kutaisi-1 to Tkibuli passenger train w VL22-1204
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Kutaisi-1 to Tkibuli passenger train with VL22-1204. (April 2008)

Line side view South of Gelati
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Line side view 
South of Gelati (note church on mountain top).
(April 2008)

             

Natural spring at Gelati
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A Georgian branch line tradition; natural spring at Gelati. (April 2008)

Orpiri station
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Orpiri station.
(April 2008)

 

 

 Other Lines

 
 
 

Electrichka at Marniuli
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"Electrichka" at Marniuli (on the line to Armenia). (May 2004)

Narrow gauge at Bakuriani
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Narrow gauge terminus at 
Bakuriani.
(August 2003)

 

     
     
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