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Travelogue China Russia Siberia Railway
Aug 29 2011 (10:41PM)
News Entry# 36061 From Beijing to Russia, the Slow Pleasure of Traveling on the Siberian Railway
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 29 2011 (10:41PM)
After a 15-day train journey, a group of travelers taking one of the first trains on the newly opened international railway line connecting Kazan station in Moscow, Russia, and the Chinese capital arrive Monday at Beijing Railway Station.The international railway route is operated by a Russian railway travel company with major stops in Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, Ulan Bator in Mongolia and Erlianhaote in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region before finally reaching Beijing.The rail trip is part of a tour company promotion to revive the golden days of train travel, especially along the Siberian Railway that crosses Asia and Europe.At the other end of the new rail route, Beijing has two trains transporting passengers to Russia along the Siberian Railway. The K19 and K3 were the two trains in service as early as in the 1950s. The round-trip journey covers up to 15,652 kilometers and takes about 300 hours.Train K19 departs every...