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These are photos taken from our trip on the Manchurian Express, which we took from Irkutsk to Beijing in the fall of 2007. The images are grainy because they were taken from behind grimy windows. It was not possible to open any of the windows on the train. There were no showers, either. Thankfully, we had our own quarters for this three day, three night adventure.

Lake Baikal
Countryside as seen from a speeding train
Lake Baikal
Old Man off to Work
Mechanical Graveyard
Dried Fish
Military Equipment
Oil Tanks Headed for China
View from the Train
Rob kicks back on the train
Snowy Countryside
Cemetary
Old Man
Russian Factory
Subfusc Countryside
Squat Toilet
Stairs to nowhere
Rob
Rob
Russian Urban Planning
A slice of passing wall