History of Kazakhstan's railways

There is no other place in the world where the railroad so dominates life as it does in Kazakhstan. In this huge and mostly flat country, trains are the ideal way to move around people and goods. The rail infrastructure here is so vast that the national train company, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, is the largest employer in the entire country. It is these rail workers who are turning Kazakhstan into a major international transport hub, connecting China in the east with Europe in the west.