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> BAM Baykal-Amur mainline, as for Transsiberian railway
sibways
post Jan 13 2010, 01:33 PM
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A lot of people want to go by Transsiberian railway ... Would you know more about the branch called Baykal-Amur rail magistral?
The BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Tayshet, then crosses the Angara River at Bratsk and the Lena River at Ust-Kut, proceeds past Severobaikalsk at the northern tip of Lake Baikal, past Tynda and Khani, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk-na-Amure and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovetskaya Gavan. There are 21 tunnels along the line, with a total length of 47 km (29 miles). There are also more than 4,200 bridges, with a total length of over 400 km (about 260 miles).

The BAM delivers perfect great sightseeing of wild tayga just from a car. Moreover the possibility of great trekking exists in the region of Kuanda f.e. (see the green line on the map)


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post Jan 19 2010, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE(sibways @ Jan 13 2010, 01:33 PM) *

A lot of people want to go by Transsiberian railway ... Would you know more about the branch called Baykal-Amur rail magistral?
The BAM departs from the Trans-Siberian railway at Tayshet, then crosses the Angara River at Bratsk and the Lena River at Ust-Kut, proceeds past Severobaikalsk at the northern tip of Lake Baikal, past Tynda and Khani, crosses the Amur River at Komsomolsk-na-Amure and finally reaches the Pacific Ocean at Sovetskaya Gavan. There are 21 tunnels along the line, with a total length of 47 km (29 miles). There are also more than 4,200 bridges, with a total length of over 400 km (about 260 miles).

The BAM delivers perfect great sightseeing of wild tayga just from a car. Moreover the possibility of great trekking exists in the region of Kuanda f.e.


Would it be possible to make the trip with no knowledge in Russian?

What track has the best views, the normal Transsibirian och BAM?
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post Jan 19 2010, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(walderik @ Jan 19 2010, 09:35 AM) *

Would it be possible to make the trip with no knowledge in Russian?


Yes. Definitely it's possible. Even if there aren't big cities along the railway and there aren't hotels and tour agents after Severobaykalsk. You could see the nature right from the car. The train runs across tayga, long tunnels. BAM has only one line for one train and a lot of crossings.
There are local guides to wander in the tayga but they don't speak English.

I like BAM more as it's well intimate. Watch my video from Chitinskaya region. The video is made in 5 km from the railroad. http://www.youtube.com/user/Anatollyo#p/u/4/D24cRC2pfgo
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post Jul 26 2010, 10:48 PM
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but the Road is of excellent condition! It's financed and works.
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Hi ! Last year i was in BAM. The trip from Taksimo to Sowieckaja Gawan. IMHO BAM is the best line on the world ! My pictures : www.14d40.blogspot.com
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