What can be seen from the train window on the Trans-Siberian RailwayBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/what-can-be-seen-from-the-train-window-on-the-trans-siberian-railway
Almost seven days on the train, a distance of 9300 km with 145 stops - the longest railway in the world runs literally through the whole of Russia. During the journey, passengers will see endless forests, several mountain ranges, mighty rivers, and even Lake Baikal. But let's start from the very beginning.
Forests are what you will see from the train window for most of your journey along the Trans-Siberian. Sometimes this landscape of endless rows of trees outside the train window does not change for hours. Many passengers find it a kind of meditation to the rhythmic sound of wheels spinning on rails.
At the end of the second day, when the train crosses the Ural Range and enters the Asian part of Russia, it approaches the border with Kazakhstan. Suddenly, the forests, which were already quite rare, disappear, and the landscape outside the window turns almost into a desert. The flat steppe does not change for an hour and a half. This is how Western Siberia begins.
The name of the railway speaks for itself - it crosses the whole of Siberia. And most of the way you will see from the train window exactly boundless Siberia. However, Siberia is not only taiga and snow. And it is also cities, mountains and much more - in fact, almost all of Russia.
Passing through the whole country, the train crosses all the main rivers of Russia: Kama, Ob, Yenisei, Amur ... And a number of minor ones. The train slowly crosses the bridges, allowing you to admire the great rivers in all their glory.
5. Railway stations.
This trip is a real paradise for those who love trains and railways. It is hard to imagine where else you can see so many different train stations, stations, and stops. The endless tracks laid out at the end of the 19th-century stretch, meander, and turn, and trains run in all directions. At large stations, the traveler may be struck by a large number of main and siding tracks, as well as endless wagons, freight trains with coal, tanks, and a wide variety of goods. And, of course, passenger trains of all kinds and passengers from different parts of the country.
By the end of the third day of the journey, the train, leaving the next tunnel, suddenly finds itself right on Baikal. The Circum-Baikal Railway offers the traveler more than two hours to admire one of the largest lakes in the world.
The mountains start after Perm: the train crosses the "watershed" of Russia - the Ural Range - and heads south, where the peaks of the Sayans are visible from afar. To the south of Lake Baikal, you will see the unique Khamar-Daban mountain range, as the train goes through the mountains for some time. Mountain peaks can also be seen as the train passes through Buryatia, from Ulan-Ude to Chita, the capital of the Trans-Baikal Territory. In the Far East - in the Amur Region and the Jewish Autonomous Region - the train crosses the Khingan mountain range and passes through seven Khingan tunnels, some of which are 2 km long. On the Ussuri section of the route, passing through the Khabarovsk and Primorsky regions, you can see the Sikhote-Alin ridge, very close to the border with China.
The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through 90 cities of Russia.