Built in 1916, the Trans-Siberian Railroad goes all the way through Russia, from Moscow to Vladivostok.
Here are a few interesting facts about the ‘Great Siberian Way’:
The Transsib hit the Guinness Book of World Records three times — as the longest railroad (9228 km), the railroad with the highest number of stations and the railroad with the fastest rate of construction (600 km per year).
It takes 6 days and 2 hours for the fastest Transsib train to cover the distance between Moscow and Vladivostok.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad crosses 16 major rivers including the Volga, the Amur and the Yenisei.
The Transsib boasts the only railway station in the world built solely of marble. The name of the station is Sludyanka-1, it is located not far from the Baikal Lake.
Some Transsib trains have church wagons so people could perform their religious rituals while on the journey.
The 1-km-long railway bridge over the Yenisei river has become the only engineering construction that, alongside the Eiffel Tower, was awarded the Grand Prix and the Big Gold Medal for architectural perfection and magnificent technical realization.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad boasts the only underwater railway tunnel in Russia. It runs under the Amur river and its length is 7,198 meters.
One of Transsib’s trains, the Golden Eagle luxury train, goes on 15-day tours with stops for sightseeing. The tour covers the total of 11,000 km which makes one third of the Earth’s circumference.