The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the world

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The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the world Hill 5/29/05 4:18 PM
The Trans-Siberian Railway post has now been edited to remove/change the old placemarks. Placemarks now indicate regular passenger run stations. The route itself has now been traced with a series of paths. Leave the path on for easy viewing of the roadbed, or turn it off for a more realistic view. Drift at your own pace or run the cities as a tour. You can even highlight the path and run it as a driving directions type tour.


Huge and unique, travel information, transportation, or something else. I'm not sure of where to post this first part of a continuing project, but I settled on transportation.

Photo from www.transsib.ru
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railroad in the world. There is actually a lot more to it than what is in the attachment here, but if you were to ride it, this is the part you would use. More branches of it will be added as replies later. The idea here is to let you get an idea of the size and range of the railroad, and in the process get a good view of Russian geography. As the TSRR web page shows, you can see it from space. This post will give you a view from space, but also a more intimate view. Enjoy.

The western terminus in Moscow

The eastern terminus in Vladivostok, 9,289 km ( 5, 772mi) from Moscow.

Picture from the Handbook
Edited: 12-21-05 for placemark location and to add paths. Major rivers crossed, loops, and tunnels are also indicated. Where spelling of place names differs from GE, I used the spelling from the handbook for my placemarks.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world neon_ 5/29/05 5:10 PM
What an immense railroad, and immense country, and an immense posting project! Thanks for putting this together, Hill - I don't think I've ever seen anything like your pin-path on the overview folder

Eastern Russia has been one of my favorite spots to browse the new imagery, it's simply loaded with Keyhole Art on every screen. This adds a new mind-boggling dimension to the region.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Hill 5/31/05 11:18 PM
Duplicate placemarks removed/edited. The Southern route is now included as a part of the folder found at the initial post.

A newer southern passenger route for the Trans-Siberian Railroad has been added, and is used today for through traffic.

Old Kotelnic (Kotelnich) station where the northern and southern routes join again.

New Kotelnich station under construction in 2002.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the w tulioleal 9/21/05 12:49 PM
Hill,
Very cool! East Russia is, certainly, a very interesting part of the world, because of its meeting point of cultures!

congratulations for the post!

T.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world francesco3172 12/7/05 8:43 AM
bravo!
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Hill 12/7/05 1:00 PM
Thanks. I am in the (long) process of updating the placemarks for this post using a line rather than random placemarks. It will also show all stations used by passenger trains on the line. Look for the update within the month.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Valery35 12/7/05 3:02 PM
Very thanks! Great work, Hill
I live in Perm. This on this road. At one time even it lived 100 m of it. It can be, I will find another material. It can be, I will find line path and pikets.
I add project to forum network link.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the w Valery35 12/7/05 5:00 PM
Still it looked, it thought. This is the real symbol of the authority of the former empire. Enormous, central. I accurately do not know, interesting history was with China. Earlier the part of the road went through China.
GE makes it possible much to see.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Jenkers 12/7/05 5:45 PM
Incredible, how long have they been building this thing. When did it start.
Nice work as usual Hill.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Hill 12/7/05 7:01 PM
THIS is in the original post, but admittedly is somewhat hidden. It is a really great resource that I used for most of my information. It can answer your questions and a lot more.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Anonymous 12/7/05 7:39 PM
Great Job Hill many will share this database
Cheers
Majoska
The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Valery35 12/8/05 12:25 AM
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world Delta102 12/8/05 7:48 AM
This is a really nice post Mr Hill Looks like you put a lot of hard work into it .Thanks
The Trans-Siberian Railroad - version 4 completed Hill 12/21/05 7:30 PM
As promised, the updated version (v. 4.0) of the Trans-Siberian Railroad folder has replaced the original. Random placemarks used to indicate the route of the Transib. have been replaced by a series of paths. The placemarks now indicate all of the stops along the passenger routes from Moscow to Vladivostok. Major rivers crossed are also a part of the placemark folder. The placemark folder is subdivided to (mostly) match the divisions of the Trans-Siberian Handbook which has a wealth of information. Here is a link to The Trans-Siberian Handbook

Photo from the Handbook


You will find the new version of the folder in the initial post at the top of this thread.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - version 4 completed Delta102 12/26/05 9:41 PM
Great work MR Hill.This is a real keeper.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - version 4 completed BadCatSix 12/26/05 11:08 PM
Very well done.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the world smokeeater 12/26/05 11:39 PM
very good job, Hill.
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The Trans-Siberian Railroad Valery35 12/27/05 7:06 AM
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the w Frank4 12/30/05 6:40 AM
Great work Hill! I've written an entry on your collection at the Google Earth Blog.

You can read the entry here .
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - longest in the w Lilly_geologist 1/7/06 2:50 PM
Great work, thank you!

I added a link to this thread to the Wikipedia entry for the Trans-Siberian Railway, which also has some good info.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - Taiga Branch Hill 2/17/06 8:33 PM
In addition to the main Transib. line, there are other branches that reach into other parts of the vast Siberian east. One moderate-sized branch is the Taiga Branch which extends from Taiga, through Tomsk, to Asino. The attachment is for that branch; you can find references to those cities here near the bottom of the page.
The Trans-Siberian Railway -We update this file Anonymous 2/17/06 8:38 PM
HILL great job
We update this file
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - version 4 completed Delta102 2/17/06 8:46 PM
I'm still amazed,That you can see this from space
The Transib, - Cheremkhovo - Makarievo branch Hill 2/18/06 2:34 PM
Svirsk is situated on Irkutsk-Cehremkhovo plain, and the branch gets its name from there. This is a short (21 km) branch of the Transib. with Svirsk its only stop. See this page of The Trans-Siberian Handbook for more.
The Trans-Siberian Railway - Taishet to Ust-Kut Hill 3/3/06 10:57 PM
I have added the Taishet to Ust-Kut branch of the Transib. Click the above attachment to see the route. You will find it featured in the Handbook here,
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railroad - Tiaga Branch Figure 4/21/06 10:49 AM
Quote:

Tiaga Branch


Please note that this branch is called Taiga, not Tiaga

Fixed - thanks. Hill
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the world KifferAnderson 4/21/06 3:58 PM
Thanks for the great file(s) of the Trans-siberian. Has anyone tried to do the Mongolian - Beijing branch? This is a very popular route. I was hoping to find this on line...

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the world cor_van_baalen 6/6/06 1:04 PM
I am going to do so this summer.
I leave by airplane on 30 juli 2006 to Moscow, there I go by train to Beijing (Peking) using the trans-mongolie express.
I will post my review as soon as possible after returning on August 15th.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the world Hill 6/20/06 11:13 AM
Due to a recent imagery update, there are many places along the route of the Transib. that are now in higher resolution. City details, some showing snowy winter views, are improved. And in the higher resolution areas you can see trains on the tracks.
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the wo Valery35 6/20/06 2:06 PM
Great, Hill! I add to your collection photos of Valadivostok 2004.
This make my friends.
All photos see http://www.flickr.com/photos/valery35/sets/72057594105266989/
If need you can use this.








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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the wo Hill 6/20/06 10:40 PM
Super, Valery. Thanks. Now would you mind doing that for each station of the Transib?
Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the wo scandreamer 3/2/08 10:26 AM
Danm...this placemark is so cool.. now i can browse in google earth..thanks a lot bro!! trans siberian is my dream to travel from asia - europe by land..
hope, one day i could make it -
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Re: The Trans-Siberian Railway - longest in the wo sicoactiva 3/24/08 1:17 PM
Hi Hill. I downloaded the route posted here and it is awesome. Do you have -by any chance- the sub-route taken by Mongolia? I'm planning on taking this trip but with a detour at Ulan-Ude to Beijing.

Thanks in advance!