The Bogie Shed Postcard

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The Bogie Shed

The Bogie Shed, Belarus

Changing the Bogies - the wheel units - is supposedly one of the highlights of the Russian rail experience. Russia and Mongolia use a different rail gauge to the rest of the world, hence the need to raise the carriages, unbolt the wheels and slip a new set under the entire string of carriages. Note: It takes about two hours and you can't use the toilets while work is in progress.

Photo by MikeandSheila