PREFACE – The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia
By Robert A. Walker, Esq.
As the title indicates, this book is a complete, fully comprehensive, detailed explanation of the Trans-Siberian Railway and all four of its routes in the English language. Although there are some editions about various sections of the rail line in both Russian and Chinese, there has been no comparable work that covers all four lines available in English until now. Since there is no obvious ending point in the amount of detail in any such project, editorial judgment has been exercised throughout. The guiding principle employed is that the book is also meant to be a traveling companion. Thus, there is a constant tension between the goals of thoroughness on the one hand and portability on the other. At an early stage, it was decided that something approximately 1,000 pages would be bothREAD MORE
‘A journey on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the greatest travel adventures of our age. Whether you are planning on traveling, are a train enthusiast or just want to learn more about this historic route, this Ebook is a must have.’Buy Now
Robert A. Walker
Robert A. Walker, J.D., LL.M., is a former trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel (International and General Litigation Divisions), Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
He is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and the United States Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Walker received his J.D. cum laude at Vermont Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School.READ MORE
I am simply amazed that an American has taken all of these routes of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Most Russians have not done this. Author Robert Walker has got the towns and cities, the rivers and mountains, Russian history - it's a journey through all of Russia. I enjoyed reading his book from cover to cover.
Dear Mr. Walker, Thank you for your interest in the Russian Federation and to the photos by Chairman of the Government (of the Russian Federation) Dmitrii Medvedev. Replying to your request, you may use the photo taken by Prime Minister Dmitrii Medvedev of the Tobolsk Kremlin in your book "The Trans-Siberian Railway Encyclopedia".
I don't know how Bob does it - but he gets around, he's been everywhere in Russia and I've traveled with him. This book is the best guide I've ever seen.
Robert knows the Trans-Sib Railroad better than anyone I know. He's taken every kilometer on every route, many times. It's unbelievable!