Tough Trains Siberia
Just back from Northern Siberia where we were filming an episode of ‘Tough Trains’ about the world’s most extraordinary train journeys. This travel series from the makers of Globe Trekker features remarkably tough feats of railway engineering across the globe in some of the harshest climates.
For this episode we travelled on passenger and freight trains, drove the ice road which follows the notorious unfinished railroad, known as Stalin’s Road of Death and spent time with reindeer herders in their Choom on the way to Salekhard. We then traveled on the most northerly railway in the world from Obskaya all the way to Bovanenkovo.
This is a pretty tough journey in very extreme conditions but even with the freezing winds and snow fields as far as you can see it was a fantastic adventure for the whole crew, traveling the all the way from Tuymen to Karskaya.
Here is a little behind the scene’s fun.