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All those spare wheels  
   

All those spare wheels

Life on board...

August 1st 2006
Long relaxing day as the train chuntered through the rest of Poland and then reached the border with Belarus - 1st stop in the former USSR. An amazing experience with changing the bogies - the track width is different in Russia and Europe so the whole train is lifted up, the undercarriage removed and replaced - takes many hours but is incredible to watch. Only downside being the lack of toilets ... read more
Europe » Belarus » Minsk Voblast » Minsk

Belarusian Flag After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a ... ... read more
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Tot: 0.025s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 6; qc: 35; dbt: 0.0066s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb