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Railbiking silk road?

Post by bezdomny »

Hi, wanted to put a question to the forum if anyone knows about how heavily trafficked the railways are and if there are any abandoned railways that we could go railbiking on?

Railbikehttp://youtu.be/P_HHJL8BAww?list=UUkN1F ... m1M9s9vjHw
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Re: Railbiking silk road?

Post by steven »

Yes, I think Central Asia could be a very good place for railbiking. There is no rail traffic between Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan since a few years. Railroads in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan see very few traffic anyway or have halted completely since better roads have become available.
So, prime railbiking railways imo, thinking of traffic and scenery are
•Osh – Andijan
•Dushanbe – anywhere
•Bishkek – Balykchy
I wouldn’t do it in Uzbekistan, authorities will be the most difficult there. In Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, more malleable.
Afghanistan would also be a prime place, but it is far too dangerous to attempt in my opinion.
See the railway map https://caravanistan.com/wp-content/upl ... nistan.gif and the train pages of Taj and Kyrg for more info
Please let us know if you follow up on the idea, would love to see a video. Very interesting!
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