BAM: Baikal-Amur railway

BAM in Severobaikalsk

  While the Trans-Siberian Railway is  famous across the world, its younger brother of the Baikal-Amur Mainline, which is more commonly referred to using the snappy acronym of BAM, is much less well-known. However BAM offers tourists the chance of just as many adventures as the Trans-Sib does, if not more.

The main track runs between Taishet in the Irkutsk Region to Sovetskaya Gavan in the Primorsky Territory; a total of 4,287km. On its way it crosses several major rivers: the Angara at Bratsk, the Lena at Ust-Kut and the Amur at Komsomolsk-on-Amur. In addition it also runs above the northern tip of Lake Baikal and ends at the Pacific ocean.