Trans-Mongolian Train

We travelled from Irkutsk to Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia on the weekly Trans-Mongolian service from Moscow to Beijing. Train 4, its official name, takes six days for the whole run, we were on board for about 26 hours. Departure from Irkutsk was at 0543 local time and the dark platform was almost empty.

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Slyudyanka

Frozen Baikal

Local train

Bridge

Water tower

Ice ridges

Shore protection

Crossing

Settlement

Trees and water

Tataurovo

Yards

Yards

Near Ulan Ude

Ulan Ude

Turntable

Locomotive

Ulan Ude

Coal delivery

Bears

Eleanor

Train crew

Ulan Ude

Ulan Ude

Rubbish

Crossing

Station

Goose Lake

Climbing

Station

Floating pole

Hills

Selenga River

Naushki

Naushki

Compartment

Corridor

Toilet

Stove

Furnace

Russian diner

Mongolian diner
 
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