Tagsabandoned Australia Austria Bucharest Bucharest Metro Budapest CFR Călători Căile Ferate Române Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt freight trains Germany heritage railways Hungary Kiev Kiev Metro level crossings metros Moscow Moscow Metro MÁV Nizhny Novgorod out the train window pantographs passenger information railfan guides rail operations railway electrification railways railways in the snow retail Romania Russia Russian Railways safety Saint Petersburg Sapsan snow travel journal U-Bahn Ukraine underground urban exploration Vienna winter
Photos from Flickr
Subscribe via email
- 2017 (21)
- 2016 (26)
- 2015 (26)
- 2014 (25)
- 2013 (7)
Yearly Archives: 2014
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.
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?
When I departed Russia I flew out of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, and like the rest of the country, it was a little peculiar.
As I travelled by train across Romania, one thing stood out to me – the stationmaster on guard as we rolled through each station.
The Saint Petersburg Metro is located deep underground – so how do the 2.15 million passengers per day who use it get fresh air?
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).
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.
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.
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.