I have seen pictures of the works. Did not know it was ready yet. Will sure give it a try. Im on my way now, in the Paris Moscow sleeper, now at Frankfurt a/d Oder and 2 hours late...
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Nice idea, but DO make it by then for sure you are-as a kapitalistiki westerner, allowed on that train. Untill recently these strange people were not allowed, as this train passes through some ''disputed areas''- thats for the MOW-Baky line.Next one should be to go to the Caucasus countries with the Moscow-Baku train and come back via Turkey with the new Tbilissi-Kars railway for which new sleeping cars have been shown at the last Innotrans.Envoyé de mon GT-I9505 en utilisant Tapatalk
Nice idea, but DO make it by then for sure you are-as a kapitalistiki westerner, allowed on that train. Untill recently these strange people were not allowed, as this train passes through some ''disputed areas''- thats for the MOW-Baky line..Aware of that, but as far as I know this restriction on the Moscow-Baku train
has been lifted, as all regions traversed are now safe (or so they say)...
I might also try to travel out of Kiev instead of Moscow in order to put some
variation in the first part of the trip, I'll see what can be done. I know there
are trains from Kiev to south of Russia (Saratov, Astrakhan, ...). But in any
case, do you know where such information can be confirmed ? Consulate ?
Will they bother answering ?
From my last visits to what is now Rossye I only/mainly remember very much all-the-same anywhere dark green long sets of wagons, though I know and have seen the new RZD livery in various forms here and there..
Although my trip to Uzbekistan was in the same kind of carriages, but not
the dark green livery. Pictures of that trip (with captions in French, sorry for that) at http://www.ferrosteph.net/ferrosteph/vmvd/Ouzbekistan3/cms_756.htm
Totally beside this are the ''elektrishka's.. or suburban electrics- like the German S-Bahn or just SWT/ST, but in a giant but very basic form-think of hard wooden seats as 3+3 wide. They serve also nearly any line out of Mockba.
Ah yes, I've seen many of those. They have upgraded some of them for medium distance travel, like Moscow-Riazan. Same body, but better seating.
Pictures of that at http://www.ferrosteph.net/ferrosteph/vmvd/Moscou/cms_755.htm
I took the Sapsan , a world away from older russian trains . Was not really High Speed either
You all probably know this. But I didn't. When I was in Moscow there was a lot of snow (yes I know it's surprising). And I saw a snow train thing. Which was basically a longish yellow contraption which scooped snow up off the track at the front and then fed it by convayor belt to the back. Where, presumably??, it was fed into a truck which then dumps it somewhere. Does that sound right? I can't quite work out what happens to all of the snow on the conveyor belt. Unless it can extend and load up several trucks?? Anyone know?
I also saw lots of big lorries full of snow in Moscow being driven to an empty lot near to where I was in the East central area. They piled it up about 3 or 4 metres high. I was told that they sometimes dump the snow inro the river.
Incidentally, this was a different Moscow trip to the one I mentioned in my first post. 2 trips to Moscow in the space of 3 months. And how the weather changed was amazing. Summer to solid winter.