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The Big Red Train Ride

The Big Red Train Ride

Author(s): Eric Newby

Location(s): Russia, Central Asia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1970s

The only continuous land route between Western Europe and the Pacific coast of the USSR, the Trans-Siberian Railway covers nearly a 100 degrees of longitude, seven time zones and 5900 miles in a journey lasting 192 hours and 35 minutes. In 1977 Eric Newby set out with his wife, an official guide and a photographer to gather a wealth of irreverent and humorous detail about life in the USSR. Eric Newby has also written “When the Snow Comes, They Will Take You Away”, “The World Atlas of Exploration”, “Great Ascents” and many travel other travel books.

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