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Old December 20th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #361
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Technically: that means Russia has to build 1435mm-railways? Otherwise a lot of time would be lost at the Eastern border of Poland and somewhere between Kazakhstan and Mongolia. But the route via Russia is a logic one considering the Great Circle: via the south travel is longer because of the Earth's curvature, if not for devastation after wars.

Would never have guessed that this would ever play a role in rain travel though
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Old December 20th, 2017, 08:03 PM   #362
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It would be very interesting for everyone if China builds a standard gauge line for Kazakhstan, but HSR plans in Russia, although the money and trains will be Chinese, are with their own gauge.

They could also put a gauge changer and trains of variable gauge, there is already one Moscow-Berlin.
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