The railroad has a tunnel two mile long on the top of this mountain range and is guarded by Chinese soldiers who have a cement fort built on both sides of the tunnel. On the other side we had to wait for an armored train. This time it was one of General Semenov's trains. He believes in traveling in style as he has a girl for everyone of his officers, and, at any of the towns he stops, if he sees a good looking girl, why, he just takes them with him until he gets tired of them and then he gets some more. In one car he had all girls in it. We could see them through the windows. If any of the families resist in taking a girl, why, he just takes them out and kills them.
The image above comes from George Voegeli's personal collection. Semenov is marked with an "x". More on General Semenov and the Cossacks later.