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INTRODUCTION
This website covers a 7,650 mile adventure travelling by train from the UK to China.
Taking 13 days, passing through 9 countries and 9 time zones, the main feature of this trip was a journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. It includes advice on planning the journey in the form of maps, routes, schedules, photos and books.

There were many encounters on the journey after leaving the UK, including sharing the carriage with a group of Russian exchange students, the train being searched by aggressive armed guards with dogs at the Belarus border, and joining in with the Moscow Victory Day parades.
Then on the Trans-Siberian Railway across vast plains and through remote mountain forests in Siberia that few humans have ventured into, a party of Finns attempt to takeover the carriage, seeing the sunrise over the frozen waters of Lake Baikal, a Mongolian gentleman from Ulanbaator shares the compartment, feeling the heat crossing the Gobi Desert, travelling for miles alongside The Great Wall of China and being invited by a girl in Beijing back to her place to see her etchings. Then at journeys end walking the narrow streets and alleyways of old Shanghai in the early morning mist, and finally a trip on the fastest train in the world.
The above photograph will change every time you visit this website
LATEST NEWS
Please note that this website now uses the latest `.uk` domain extension so has changed to:

www.trans-siberian-railway.uk
November 2015
Russian and French railway chiefs discuss cooperation
September 2015
Russian railways special trains for Russian F1 Grand Prix
Click on the above links for more information
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WEB RINGS
Image : Russian Railway Web Ring