Alascheir Railway, Asia Minor, an album
of 30 albumen prints by an unknown photographer, documents the completed extension of the
Smyrna Cassaba railroad from Cassaba to Alascheir (Alaşehir), Turkey, which was constructed
under the direction of Samuel Bayliss and completed in 1875.
The English company, Smyrna Cassaba Railway, built the railway of the same name in Turkey
in the 1860s. In 1872 the Turkish government granted the company rights to extend the line
to Alascheir, increasing the rails to 108 miles. The extension opened on 1 March 1875. The
construction engineer, Samuel Bayliss (1821-1898), was a British civil engineer who oversaw
the construction of railroads in Egypt and Brazil prior to his work in Turkey.
1.5 Linear Feet
(30 photographs in 1 album)
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