Day 87: Tashkent Railway Museum

One of the best preserved vestiges of Soviet Railway technology in the former Soviet Union, the Tashkent Museum of Railway Technics was opened in 1989 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the railroad in Uzbekistan.  Located just across the street from the Tashkent Central Station, this sprawling outdoor museum features a collection of 13 steam … Continue reading Day 87: Tashkent Railway Museum

Day 91: Afrosiyob

What do you call a high speed Spanish made train in Uzbekistan running on a Soviet gauge?  How about naming it after an ancient city near Samarkand which was occupied from 500 BC to 1220 AD.  For a country on the crossroads of history, Afrosiyob seems a logical choice. Commercial service on the line began … Continue reading Day 91: Afrosiyob