This chapter contributes to the debate about how far WW1 was responsible for the outbreak of revolution in Russia in February 1917. Traditionally railway failings have been cited as a key cause of the revolution. This chapter questions that analysis, and links the railways' war experience to the broader question of the war's legacy for the early development of the Soviet state.
|Title of host publication||Russia's Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-22|
|Subtitle of host publication||Book 3 National Disintegration|
|Editors||Christopher Read, Peter Waldron, Adele Lindenmeyr|
|Place of Publication||Bloomington IN|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2018|
|Name||Russia's Great War and Revolution|
Heywood, A. J. (2018). Imperial Russia's Railways at War, 1914-1917: Challenges, Results, Costs and Legacy. In C. Read, P. Waldron, & A. Lindenmeyr (Eds.), Russia's Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-22: Book 3 National Disintegration (pp. 65-92). (Russia's Great War and Revolution; Vol. 3). Slavica.