In the decade before 1914, when public discussion of Russian institutions was relatively free, the railways were a frequent target of abuse. They were said to be incapable of handling the traffic offered by the developing Russian economy and their losses were said to be the biggest drain on the Treasury. In reality the railways had been expanding their work continuously, although the standard of service was not high. Most of the railways, too, by 1914 were regaining the profitability they had lost in the first years of the century.
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J. N. Westwood
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