002ЩА Irkutsk to Vladivostok Day2 was a another grey and overcast day with a bit of rain. Good train weather.
I know what everyone is waiting to see, the 1st class toilet……
A lot cleaner and more “spacious” than the one on board 070Ч . There was also a lot less people traffic, so this is how the toilet stayed for the entire trip. The attendants were very active when comes to cleaning as well. No shower so still had to do the bird bath daily though.
The Dinning Car on 002ЩА was more modern, but one big different is no wine or spirits were sold. Found that to be weird.
For breakfast I had scrambled eggs with tomato and toast, not sure why I ended up with the cheese, not bad. The coffee though, was my first and last in the Dinning Car, though the coffee they served in the carriage, was decent enough, only RUB190 per double espresso.
Chicken Schnitzel a bit of comfort food and it was tasty.
A Colorful Vegetable Salad??
The Country Side
Siberia definitely looks pretty good in the summer for farming, guessing that the winter makes it pretty hard on the crops and livestock though.
Lots of wooden houses. One of the big issues in Russia is the amount of housing and building fires. So much wood and then the need for a fireplace for warmth does not seem to be a good mix. I only noticed a few brick houses, guessing that they are pretty expensive.
Since leaving Irkutsk the number of towns has reduced dramatically. Mogocha was just a rail yard with no locals coming out to sell their wares. Pretty boring stop so did not take any pics because of the rain. It was also the first place on this leg that we were late, around 10 mins. So
There a lot of these steam train engine monuments at the stops on the Trans Siberian. They are all memorials to the fallen during World War 2, I am guessing that these were the trains that were used to transport the Red Army Units from Siberia to the front.
I have no idea what these signified
|Station||Arrival||Stop||Departure||Distance (kms)||Journey time|
|Shilka-Pass.||0:22||2 m||0:24||6453||4 d 0 h 37 m|
|Chernyshevsk-Zabaikalsk||2:46||30 m||3:16||6595||4 d 3 h 1 m|
|Mogocha||8:36||15 m||8:51||6916||4 d 8 h 51 m|
|Amazar||10:25||18 m||10:43||7014||4 d 10 h 40 m|
|Erofei Pavlovich||12:37||21 m||12:58||7121||4 d 12 h 52 m|
|Skovorodino||16:25||3 m||16:28||7315||4 d 16 h 40 m|
|Magdagachi||19:32||15 m||19:47||7503||4 d 19 h 47 m|
|Tygda||20:46||2 m||20:48||7568||4 d 21 h 1 m|
|Shimanovskaya||22:59||2 m||23:01||7733||4 d 23 h 14 m|
|Ledyanaya||23:38||2 m||23:40||7774||4 d 23 h 53 m|
|Total Day 6||1472|
002ЩА Irkutsk to Vladivostok Day2
On day 2 between Irkutsk and Vladivostok we travelled from Shilka-Pass to Ledyanaya about 1472 kms. This was my sixth day on the train.
Whilst it was a fairly quiet day, I did enjoy it. Not so much internet access, so less interruptions. Only one more day-ish until Vladivostok.