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Yearly Archives: 2014
Exploring Saint Petersburg’s abandoned Varshavsky station
During my stay in Saint Petersburg, I tried to visit the collection of Russian trains at the Oktyabrskaya Railway Museum, but it was closed for the New Year holiday. However my venture to the outskirts of the city was not in vain, as the unguarded remains of Varshavsky vokzal (Varshavsky station) was still there to explore.
Posted in Trains Tagged abandoned, railways, railways in the snow, Russia, Russian Railways, Saint Petersburg, snow, urban exploration, winter Leave a comment
Confused by Saint Petersburg’s many railway museums
On my visit to Saint Petersburg a visit to the local railway museum was on my itinerary, but the city doesn’t make it easy – there are three separate museums, each catering to a difference facet of Russia’s railways. So how do you tell them apart?
Posted in Tourism, Trains, Trams Tagged railfan guides, railways, Russia, Russian Railways, Saint Petersburg 1 Comment
Flying out of Domodedovo – not your average airport!
When I departed Russia I flew out of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, and like the rest of the country, it was a little peculiar.
Posted in Everyday life Tagged aviation, Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia Leave a comment
Stationmasters on guard across Romania
As I travelled by train across Romania, one thing stood out to me – the stationmaster on guard as we rolled through each station.
Posted in Trains Tagged Bucharest, Căile Ferate Române, CFR Călători, out the train window, railways, Romania, snow Leave a comment
Ventilation shafts of the Saint Petersburg Metro
The Saint Petersburg Metro is located deep underground – so how do the 2.15 million passengers per day who use it get fresh air?
Posted in Trains Tagged metros, Russia, Saint Petersburg 1 Comment
Russian payday lenders and clever advertisements
Continuing on my theme of Russian retailers listing their nearest metro station in their advertising, when riding the Nizhny Novgorod Metro I found another interesting advertisement – this time for a payday lender called «Нано-Финанс» (Nano Finance).
Posted in Everyday life Tagged advertising, metros, Nizhny Novgorod, payday lender, Russia 1 Comment
Ukrainian Railways and bomb threats
Given all of the civil unrest currently going on in Ukraine, you might expect that railway operations aren’t running as smoothly as they used to.
Posted in Trains Tagged emergency services, freight trains, police, railways, Ukraine Leave a comment
Frankfurt to Vienna by train
My journey across Europe started in the German city of Frankfurt am Main, and my second stop was the Austrian capital of Vienna, with a seven hour long train trip between the two.
Posted in Trains Tagged Austria, Deutsche Bahn, Frankfurt, Germany, travel journal, Vienna 5 Comments
Admiralteyskaya – Saint Petersburg’s deepest metro station
Continuing on my theme of the world’s deepest metro stations, this time I visit the second place holder at 86 metres below ground – Admiralteyskaya in Saint Petersburg.
Posted in Trains Tagged metros, Russia, Saint Petersburg, underground Leave a comment
Ukrainian Railways clearing the snow
Ukraine has bitterly cold winters, so keeping snow off the railway tracks is a big job.
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