Angara at Irkutsk

Two icebreaker ferries were built in 1900 - Angara for passengers and Baikal for rolling stock.
The ships were designed and prefabricated in Britain by Armstrongs on Tyneside then shipped in kit form to Tallinn.
Moved from there by rail they reached a specially built shipyard on Baikal where they were assembled.
Angara remained in passenger service on other routes until 1962 and is now open as a museum in Irkutsk.

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