ROSSENDALE PROBUS CLUB
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