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Yearly Archives: 2015
Escalator attendants of the former Soviet Union
Across the former Soviet Union there are many metro stations found deep below ground, with incredibly long flights of escalators linking them to the surface. That in itself is not unusual, but there is one feature of them which is – escalator attendants.
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev Metro, metros, Moscow, Moscow Metro, Russia, Saint Petersburg Metro 1 Comment
Kiev to Rostov-on-Don by train
All aboard for another look out the train window – this time the 20 hour journey south-west from Kiev, Ukraine. Our next stop was the Black Sea resort of Sochi, but due to a lack of direct services we made our way to the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, where we would change trains.
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev, out the train window, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Russian Railways, snow, travel journal, Ukraine, Ukrainian Railways 2 Comments
Passenger trains of Romania
I only spent a couple of days travelling through Romania, but I did manage to photograph a wide variety of the passenger train fleet that operates across the country.
Posted in Trains Tagged Căile Ferate Române, CFR Călători, Romania 1 Comment
Finding your way on the Bucharest Metro
If you ever visit the capital of Romania, then getting around on the Bucharest Metro can be a pain thanks to poor signage and misleading maps.
Posted in Trains Tagged Bucharest, Bucharest Metro, metros, passenger information, Romania, underground Leave a comment
Overcrowding on the Bucharest Metro
As I travelled across Europe, I spent plenty of time exploring the metro networks of each city I visited. I’m not sure how I did it, but I managed to avoid the overcrowded peak hours, at least until I visited Bucharest – capital of Romania.
Posted in Trains Tagged Bucharest, Bucharest Metro, metros, Romania, underground Leave a comment
Staying the night at Brasov railway station
When arriving into a new city late at night, the last thing you want to do is traipse all over town in an attempt to find your hotel. I found myself in this situation when travelling to the Romanian city of Brașov, but my solution didn’t quite work as well as planned.
Posted in Tourism Tagged Brasov, Căile Ferate Române, hotels, Romania, smoking Leave a comment
Budapest to Bucharest by train
Our rail journey from Budapest in Hungary to Bucharest in Romania was a long one, because we made a pit stop in Transylvania to see Dracula’s Castle. So what did we see along the way?
Posted in Trains Tagged Brasov, Bucharest, Budapest, Căile Ferate Române, CFR Călători, Hungarian State Railways, Hungary, Magyar Államvasutak, MÁV, Romania, travel journal 1 Comment
Train formation and carriage numbering diagrams
When travelling by long distance train across Europe, finding your booked seat can be difficult – the trains are long, so finding your carriage by walking along the entire train with heavy bags is something to avoid. It becomes doubly difficult if your train is one that splits up mid-journey to form two separate services! So how do you make sure that you end up in the right place?
Posted in Trains Tagged Austria, model railways, ÖBB, rail operations, Roco, Vienna Leave a comment
Maintenance vehicles of the Budapest tramways
Tramway operators need a fleet of special vehicles to keep the tracks and overhead lines in good working order, and the city of Budapest is no different.
Posted in Trams Tagged BKV, Budapest, Budapesti Közlekedési Vállalat, Hungary, maintenance, pantographs, rail operations 2 Comments
Stumbling upon a heritage train in Hungary
I spent a couple of days in Budapest on my trip across Europe, and on one of them I was lucky to stumble upon a heritage train parked at Budapest Keleti railway station.
Posted in Trains Tagged Budapest, heritage railways, Hungary, MÁV, railfans, railways Leave a comment