Today we started our long train trip to Severobajkalsk:
Moskva 12:50 - Severobajkalsk 9:35 (4 days later, Moscow time)
At Kazanskaja station in Moskva:
Map Moskva - Severobajkalsk:
Train tickets Moskva - Severobajkalsk (5529 km by train):
Eurodomino ticket for Russia:
Sleeping car reservation:
Our tickets, which we bought in Austria, where quite surprising for the Russian train conductors. But the let us board the train, alltough there was no single word of Russian written on the tickets...
1st day on the train (Moskva - Nishnij Novgorod):
Ready for departure:
On the first day we travelled via Vladimir to Nishnij Novgorod and then during the night contiued to Kirov and Perm...
2nd day on the train (Perm - Tjumen):
At Perm station:
Somewhere near the Ural:
During the trip it was never boring. Spending four days on the train gives a new time-experience - you feel as you had all the time of the world. No stress, just relaxing and being lazy, watching the landscape, talking with other passengers, etc. etc.
3rd day on the train (Barabinsk - Tajga):
Breakfast in the train:
In the step of Barabinsk:
At Barabinsk station:
About every 4-5 hours the train has a longer stop of about 20 minutes. All other stop are quite short (usually 2 minutes).
During the longer stops it's possible to get off and have a walk on the platform or buy food and drinks from the "babushkas" or at kiosks.
Russian village in the vast step:
Novosibirsk - already 3300 km east of Moskva:
4th day on the train (Krasnoyarsk - Bratsk):
Crossing the Jennisej river at Krasnoyarsk:
Nice village in the hills east of Krasnoyarsk:
At Tajshet the train left the Transsiberian railway line and continued it's trip using the Baikal-Amur-line.
Very important in such a remote villages: Satellite-TV!
Sunset on the train:
5th day on the train (Lena/Ust-Kut - Severobajkalsk):
Ust-Kut in the morning:
View down to the Lena valley:
We arrived at 14:35 local time at Severobajkalsk.