Photographer's Note

A gorgeous summer sky in Siberia. Tynda is a small town of about 40k, that services the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM) railway, the northern alternative to the Trans Siberian. In 1974, China & Russia came very close to an all out war, & the BAM was built about 200 miles north of the TSR, as a precaution. From Wiki:

"The 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+7⁄8 in) broad gauge Baikal-Amur Mainline (Russian Байкало-Амурская Магистраль, Baikalo-Amurskaya Magistral’, BAM) is a railway line in Russia. Traversing Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, the 4,324 km (2,687 mile) long BAM runs about 610 to 770 km (380 to 480 miles) north of and parallel to the Trans-Siberian railway.

The BAM was built as a strategic alternative route to the Trans-Siberian Railway, especially along the vulnerable sections close to the border with China. The BAM's costs were estimated at $14 billion, and it was built with special, durable tracks since much of it was built over permafrost."

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