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13 years ago, that is in 1993? I hate to expound on this, but due to minimal maintenance, cleaning and new purchases (which are all budget-related), and due to vandals (which has reasons in the change of society), quality decreased quite a bit in Southeast Europe. (While as far as I know -- never travelled in one, just saw them at stations -- Soviet/Russian long-distance trains were always a class of their own, old technology and all but at least spacious, and soft seats.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 07:08:51 AM EST
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The Russian train journey story was just a 'walk down memory lane'...I wouldn't expect anything over there to be even vaguely what it was like back then.

It is a pity though that trains in general have been 'forgotten' about.  You see so much more of a country that way...

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

by Sam on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 at 08:11:33 AM EST
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