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Old June 20th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #41
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Major Viennese railway stations from the past:

The old Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof in 1880


Nordbahnhof in 1908


Ostbahnhof in 1880


Südbahnhof in 1875


Nordwestbahnhof in 1870


Westbahnhof in the 1860s

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Old June 20th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #42
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wow some of them look really nice, why were them demolished?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:28 PM   #43
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All of them were damaged by the Second World War but some of them only partially or rather gently. The fact that some railway stations were structurally in a decent condition after the war wasn't very worthy back then since in the 1950s the idea of reconstructing Gründerzeit complexes like the railway stations wasn't very popular. So they went with modern and demolished what was left of the stations.

This is at least what I remember reading about Viennese stations.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 01:43 PM   #44
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This is a very nice station (the new one)
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #45
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AUSTRIA | Railways

A fascinating travelogue of a train trip from Vienna to Pyongyang, North Korea!

By train from Europe to Pyongyang (travelogue, part 1)

By train from Europe to Pyongyang (part 2, Moskva - Barnaul)

By train from Europe to Pyongyang (part 3, Irkutsk - Pyongyang)
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Old October 15th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #46
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man that trip rocked

I wish I could do that sometimes
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #47
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Agreed I can't wait for the last part of his journal
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Old October 16th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #48
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I'm dying with jealousy! I'd love to do the trans-siberian railway one day. You're a very lucky man.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #49
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Dang that Trans Siberian Railway is soo well maintained!

I can't wait for the border pics!!!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #50
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Put up part 4, cant wait to see it!!!
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Old October 19th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #51
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Great trip I watch pictures and read descriptions with great interest
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #52
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Old October 20th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #53
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This is one of the most amazing tr I've ever seen! Too cool!

Waiting for the arrival...
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Glad everybody has enjoyed the travelogue...I should add that I found this thread on a railroad forum and did not make the trip myself!

Having said that, parts 4, 5 and 6 have been posted.

[North Korea] By train from Europe to Pyongyang (part 4, Irkutsk - Skovorodino

[North Korea] By train from Europe to Pyongyang (part 5, Arkhara - Khabarovsk)

[North Korea] By train from Europe to Pyongyang (part 6,Ussuriysk - Tumangan(border))
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Old October 21st, 2008, 09:43 AM   #55
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Great trip! I'm actually surprised to see the Russian railways so developed and electrified
And part 4 and part 5 are the same
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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:15 AM   #56
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Amazing photos this is one travel on my agenda.
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I wonder how much this journey costs.
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Isn't North Korea's borders closed to the average person?
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It is very difficult to get in anyhow. A Dutch travel journalist (Floortje Dessing) wanted to visit North Korea in her own holiday, so not for a tv programme or sth. However, they refused to give her a visa, because they googled here and the word "journalist" popped up. So if you're an average person it will be possible to get in. I've read a very good travel report of two Dutch guys who went there. Unfortunately the report is in Dutch. If you want I can give you the link. The guide of those two Dutch guys never let them out of sight, so they are strict, yes
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Part 7, covering the North Korean border station at Tumangan, has been posted.
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