Airīte station n receives the Kurzeme Tourism Award 2022
On 16 September, Kurzeme tourism entrepreneurs and tourism industry professionals met at the "Latvia" Concert Hall in Ventspils for the award ceremony of the Tourism Award "Lielais Jēkabs 2022"....
Monograph on the 600 mm railway in Selia during WWI
The 600 mm railway in Selija is an important part of Latvia's industrial cultural heritage during World War I. The aim of the research team was not only to investigate the construction process, operational objectives and impact of the 600 mm railway in Selija on the development of the region, analysing it as broadly as possible both thematically and chronologically, and in some places including it in a territorially wide area defined by its nature as part of the military infrastructure of World War I, but also to obtain as accurate as possible information about the location of the railway tracks in nature using the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) dataset of land surface aerial laser scanning.
Researchers Toms Altbergs (Mg. Eng., Industrial Heritage Expert, SJSC "Latvijas dzelzceļš"), Kārlis Dambītis (Dr. Hist., Historian, Latvian Museum of Occupation), Aivars Markots (Dr. Geol., Assistant Professor, University of Latvia) and Ilze Freiberga (Mg. Hist., Curator of Exposition and Exhibitions, Latvian Railway History Museum Jelgava)...