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

Day 96: It’s quicker by rail!

The iconic phrase from yesteryear "It's quicker by rail" really does ring true even today as we travel in the midst of yet another trenitalia strike. Despite the workers' "industrial action" and the crowds at the customer service desk, this strike was hardly debilitating, and the only trains with cancelations were the regional services. Intercity … Continue reading Day 96: It’s quicker by rail!