Amtrak - How Does it Compare with Trains Overseas?
While I have traveled extensively by train overseas and in the United States, I have often wondered, how does Amtrak service and price stack up against similar long distance trains overseas? I realize that such price comparisons are risky and there are many reasons why direct comparisons are difficult due to many factors – implicit subsidies that may be incorporated in ticket prices that cannot be easily measured; distance of travel affects prices as most rail tariffs are “ta
New Publication: Trans-Siberian Railway's Rossiya - USSR vs Russia
From top left, clockwise: Lake Baikal from the train; Sapsan high speed train in St. Petersburg; the Rossiya at Zabaikalsk station; Vladivostok station. It was during a late July night in Southern Finland as our Helsinki – Leningrad Express rumbled towards the Russian border when Misha somberly warned us: “We are about to enter the land of the enemy”. Misha’s expression turned stern and foreboding as Lee, Bernie, Betty and I sat dumfounded in our compartment, wondering what t