South Manchurian Railway Train Destination Plates/南満洲鉄道行先板

"For Harbin" /哈爾濱行/

Harbin currently is a sub-provincial city and the provincial capital and the largest city of Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, as well as the second largest city by urban population after Shenyang and largest city by metropolitan population (urban and rural together) in Northeast China. The city owes its origin to the construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway through Manchuria (Northeast China) by the Russians at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Before 1896 it was a small fishing village named Alejin (“Honour”; Harbin is derived from it) by the Juchen, the ancestors of the Manchu. Thereafter it became the construction center for the railway, which by 1904 linked the Trans-Siberian Railroad from a point east of Lake Baikal in Siberia with the Russian port of Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan (East Sea). Harbin was a base for Russian military operations in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05), and after the war it was temporarily under joint Chinese-Japanese administration. It became a haven for refugees from Russia after the Revolution of 1917 and for a time had the largest Russian population of any city outside the Soviet Union. During the period of the Japanese-dominated state of Manchukuo (1932–45), Harbin was subordinated to Binjiang (Pinkiang) province. It was the site of a notorious Japanese biological warfare laboratory during World War II. Soviet troops occupied the city in 1945, and a year later Chinese communist forces took it over and from it directed their conquest of Northeast China. Harbin’s population subsequently grew rapidly, and the city became the region’s chief industrial base.​

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"For Ciamusze" /佳木斯行/

Jiamusi (formerly Kiamusze/Ciamusze) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. Located along the middle and lower reaches of the Songhua River, it faces Russia's Khabarovsk Krai across the Ussuri River and the Heilongjiang. As the Japanese invasion of Manchuria began, Jiamusi was established as an administrative center of the puppet Manchukuo government. Going by the name Kiamusze/Ciamusze, Jiamusi was also the capital of Sanjiang province. Jiamusi was regarded as an important military strongpoint to defend the Soviet Red Army's possible invasion. In 1937, the City of Jiamusi was established. It also became a major military base. Many settlers came into the area, not only from China but also from Korea and Japan, including the Development Group of Manchuria and Mongolia. After the construction of and Tumen-Jiamusi and Suihua-Jiamusi Railway continuously completed in 1937 and 1940, Jiamusi has become an agricultural products distribution center in Heilongjiang.​

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Jilin - Mukden /奉天-吉林/

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Dalian - Gongzhuling /大連 - 公主嶺/

Gongzhuling is a county level city in Siping /四平/, Jilin.

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