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Date: 09/14/21 11:53
New bicycle for gobbl3gook
Author: petmew

In the summer of 2013 my son and I took a train trip from Warsaw, Poland, to Vilnius, Lithuania.

In Suwalki we spotted this thing:
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1579000/IMG_6799_6140ece3e6982.jpg

Closer by:
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1579000/IMG_6800_6140eceba9a54.jpg

Perhaps a suggestion, Ted? ;-)
 






Date: 09/15/21 00:13
Re: New bicycle for gobbl3gook
Author: gobbl3gook

Cool!  Jealous!  Maybe I could make a removable attachment!  

What was the routing into Lithuania?  Direct from Suwaki to Kaunas?  I did that route in 2016, but I thought it had only recently been developed for passenger service.  It only had trains on weekends.  
https://www.openrailwaymap.org/?style=standard&lat=54.456468365360344&lon=23.619232177734375&zoom=9

In the Soviet era the mainlines from Poland to Lithuania went through either Kallingrad Province or Belarus.  And after Poland and Lithuania both joined the EU, it made sense to develop a passenger rail line between them.  I'm not sure if any of the route was new construction, or how far the European standard gauge track extended into Lithuania previously.  But when I was there it was a European standard gauge line all the way from Kaunas to Suwalki.  

It will be exciting once Rail Baltica gets built, and you will be able to take a single train from Warsaw to Tallinn, via Suwalki - Kaunas - Riga!  
https://info.railbaltica.org/en/interactive-map
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Baltica

Ted in OR



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/21 15:49 by gobbl3gook.



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