Rail Routes out of Romania
By Marcel Glaskie – compiler of the Kehilalink for Raducaneni
The purpose of this ‘Rom-Sig page ’ is to present railway material and examples of known railway journeys out of Romania. It will also assist ‘Jewish-Gen’ readers to research the rail route that their ancestors took when they emigrated from Romania in the late 19 th and early 20 th century. (Please note that this is not a 'foosgayers' or footwalkers site)
Types of historical material required from readers, for possible inclusion on this site:
If you want to be a little more creative, you can embellish the journey at all stages, as shown in the next two Microsoft Power Point Presentations.
Evidence of a route in 1907 - contributed by Fred M. Schwartz in the USA:
Showing the frontier exit stamp ‘Garei Burdujeni’ on the back of the passport.
Although Tecuci (the main city of the county) was half way between Bucharest & Iasi,
they chose the northern rail route via Iasi and Galicia:
Examples of the type of useful material to be found in the ‘Baedeker’ railway guides:
Note: If the links won’t open directly from this page, then copy and paste them in your URL line of your browser.
Baedeker from 1870 includes Berlin:
Baedeker, from 1871: Southern Germany and Austria: https://archive.org/details/southerngermany10firgoog
Baedeker Austria, 1900:
Baedeker Austria, 1905:
Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1913:
1880 Rail Map:
Railway Map of Europe 1880a: http://maps.library.utoronto.ca/datapub/digital/G_5701_P3_1880.jpg
Railway Map of Europe 1880b: http://maps.library.utoronto.ca/datapub/digital/G_5701_P3_1880_back.jpg
1896 Rail Map:
1910 Rail Map:
European Railroad Routes 1910:
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