It wasn't John Luke Russo!
The original Manchurian railway was constructed under an agreement made in 1896 between the Chinese government and the Russo Chinese bank, an institution founded in 1895 to develop Manchurian .
See P. Russo, Illustrazione storica di Aderno (Aderno, 1897) .
Her character, Alex Russo, is one of three siblings who have magical powers.
A movie based on the Wizards of Waverly Place series is in the works, with Gomez playing her character Alex Russo.