Rossendale Free Press - - Club News -

DAVID Thorn­ber, one of our mem­bers, gave an il­lus­trated talk on a jour­ney along ‘The Trans Siberian Rail­way in 1976’.

At the time, David was working in Hong Kong and his ap­proach to the east­ern ter­mi­nus of the Trans Siberian Rail­way, in Vladi­vos­tok, was by sea from Hong Kong to Yoko­hama in Ja­pan and then across the Sea of Ja­pan to Nakhodka in Rus­sia.

He then trav­elled by train to Vladi­vos­tok where he boarded the Trans Siberian Ex­press.

It took a week to cover the 5,772 mile jour­ney from Vladi­vos­tok to Moscow.

For much of the way the train trav­elled at 60mph and most of the scenery through which the train passed was open wood­land.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion on the train was good sized sleep­ing com­part­ments.

On reach­ing Moscow, vis­its to the Krem­lin and Red Square were en­joyed be­fore mak­ing the jour­ney home to Eng­land through Poland, East and West Ger­many and France.

Splen­did views of the white cliffs of Dover from the Cross Chan­nel Steamer de­noted that his long jour­ney from across the world was almost over.

Our next meet­ing will be on Wed­nes­day, April 11 at Ash­day Lea, the Ma­sonic Hall in Rawten­stall, to hear a talk by Robert Mac­Don­ald on ‘The Both­ies of the Scot­tish High­lands’.

The talk will start at 10.30am with cof­fee/tea avail­able from 10am.

Rossendale Ram­blers on the Pen­nine Way

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