The Sakhalin Train
in this section are several trips worth of pictures. My first trip is the one with the blue curtains(Svetlana,Steve and me in two separate cabins). The second trip there and back is the red curtains.(Svetlana and me sharing a cabin)
overnight kit from first trip
really nice little kit, I kept it to put in the girls' memory box
I'll see if I can get a shot of the Yuzhno station next time. Pack really light to travel from Yuzhno because there are places that you have to heave the luggage up and over concrete platforms and up onto the train. I had my stuff in a shoulder bag and most of the stuff for the baby home in a rolling bag and it was still hard.
on the train
the individual sleeping cabins are on the left.
looking down the hallway
The large cylindar at the end is the samovar. There is a stack of wood underneath it for heating it. You can go get hot water to make tea anytime.
A snack to take on the train at a whistle stop between Timovsk and Yuzhno!
It was 90 degrees in the train and the windows wouldn't open, and yet a few people bought these and took them on the train. I'm glad they weren't near us.
the fellow in front bought a crab
we were wondering how he was going to eat it, hope he has pliers
in our cabin
There are real linen sheets. Nice in winter. Hot in summer(no opening the windows)
set up for sleep
Steve peeking in from hallway
there was a TV, I think that you could rent movies for very little. The conductor would have to put them on down the hall and you would have to be able to understand Russian, but other than that...
Looking out the window
it was nice to be able to put my feet up
at the whistle stop
I thought that this was so scenic
really nice snack pack, but I don't like Cognac. Steve liked it once I got it home though.
Train tea glass
too bad this didn't come in the snack pack! But it was nice to drink from a real glass with a pretty spoon.
this was on the way out.
on the train