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Soviet Rail 1986

Postby dileTTante » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:13 am

Expo86 in 1986 was a world exhibition in Vancouver BC Canada with the theme of 'transportation'. I got in free of charge as a member of the local bicycling association. The attached images are scans of pages from a souvenir booklet from the USSR exhibition. Portions of the booklet also were devoted to ships, trucks, and helicopters, etc.
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Re: Soviet Rail 1986

Postby dileTTante » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:15 am

More pages.
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Re: Soviet Rail 1986

Postby Arseny » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:55 am

It's not the "Red Arrow" train on the last photo.
It is ER200, high-speed (up to 200 km/h = 124 mph) day train, it was in operation between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (Leningrad), spending 5 hours (4:59, later 4:39) in way from Saint-Petersburg to Moscow, or back.
It retired in 2009, today there are German-built "Sapsans" in operation between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, spending 3:55...4:45 to travel from Saint-Petersburg to Moscow.

"Red Arrow" is famous train "No.1", but it is sleeper train - Red Arrow leaves Saint Petersburg at 23:55.
Red Arrow goes slower than Sapsan or ER200 - it arrives to Moscow at 7:55
(so you can have a good sleep :grin: )
And it is not "streamliner" - it uses usual electric locomotive (but painted red)
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