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Winter Railroad

I had already written about the Romanian Railway’s ingenious way to air-condition its trains in the sweltering summer heat. It seems however that someone forgot to turn off the air-conditioning in winter, because this is how the train from Iași … Continue reading

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Train Theater in Germany

A train ride as a piece of art:

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Random Thoughts (8)

I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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On the Orient Express in Bolivia

Long-term readers are already aware of it: the railroad is my favorite means of transport. So you can imagine my excitement when I read that Bolivia has an Orient Express: the Expreso Oriental from Santa Cruz to Quijarro on the border with Brazil. The excitement grew … Continue reading

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First or second class?

At the train station in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: – First class or second class? – What’s the difference? – Well… To be fair, this was not one of the operational trains. It had just been parked at the train station, waiting … Continue reading

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Air Condition on Romanian Trains

Trains in Romania don’t need air condition. They simply leave the doors open during the journey. Because of the slow speed, this enables you to get off wherever you want, without the train having to stop. Very practical.

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