Old Asia Photography

China - Jinghan Railway Construction, Peking (Beijing) to Hankow (Hankou), 1899-1905

Ref: 01489

Unknown Photographer

​The Jinghan Railway was China’s first
long-distance railway project and, although under Chinese control, it was
financed by Belgian and French banks. Because of political sensibilities, the
French were kept very much in the background and a Belgian company was formed
to handle the project – ‘Societe d’etudes des chemins de fer en China.’
Contracts between China
and the company were signed and finance was secured in 1898.

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