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29 Apr 10,, 12:40
150hours of video material, 9000km.
Enjoy ( i suggest to put the map on satellite mode)

Moscow-Vladivostok: virtual journey on Google Maps

The great Trans Siberian Railway, the pride of Russia, goes across two continents, 12 regions and 87 cities. The joint project of Google and the Russian Railways lets you take a trip along the famous route and see Baikal, Khekhtsirsky range, Barguzin mountains, Yenisei river and many other picturesque places of Russia without leaving your house. During the trip, you can enjoy Russian classic literature, brilliant images by photographer Anton Lange and fascinating stories about the most attractive sites on the route. Let's go!
Google - Moscow-Vladivostok: virtual journey on Google Maps (http://www.google.ru/intl/ru/landing/transsib/en.html)

first part

29 Apr 10,, 18:30
Did you know that the majority of the rail steel for that railway was made right here in the US. Carnegie, and the Maryland Steel Co. Baldwin Locomotive built the engines (they are about 15 minutes from my home) Westinghouse supplied the air brakes (I worked for them at one point) The bridges were built by Sparrow Point Maryland. All to be shipped to Russia.

This is a good link to its beginning.

THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY (http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/stsib.Html)