Railway from Russia to the USA is becoming more real

The transcontinental railway project, which will essentially connect Africa, Europe, Asia and both Americas, has been discussed for over 100 years. The first ideas to connect Russian Chukotka and American Alaska arose at the end of the 19th century. However, things did not go beyond words and newspaper articles.

Despite the rather strained relations between Moscow and Washington, the implementation of such an ambitious project will benefit most of the countries of the world. After all, this radically reduces the cost and simplifies the transportation of goods over vast distances. However, the construction of such a railway will certainly encounter quite objective difficulties.

The first of them is the construction of a bridge that will connect two shores - Chukotka and Alaska. And the point here is not at all the length of the bridge, but in very difficult climatic conditions. Ice movements, strong winds and low temperatures will require a completely different approach to the design of the structure.

The second problem is the practical lack of railways in both Alaska and Chukotka. However, both Russia and the United States are currently busy planning these. In any case, in the national strategy for the development of the railway network, the construction of tracks to the Bering Strait is already included.

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  1. Ivan Nikolsky Offline Ivan Nikolsky
    Ivan Nikolsky (Ivan Nikolsky) 30 July 2019 16: 24
    Yes, it is necessary to build, first of all to complete the railway Labytnangi - Dudinka (Norilsk).
    1. AICO Offline AICO
      AICO (Vyacheslav) 31 July 2019 01: 40
      - Yeah, and to Magadan, to Magadan - to carry Tatupeds!
    2. Joe Cook Offline Joe Cook
      Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 31 July 2019 09: 54
      And in Dudinka what? Portal window to the American continent?
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 30 July 2019 17: 16
    What now! Or again?
    Another bridge, then Ukrainian boats accompanied by an American tugboat will approach it. And that's it ... Khan.
  3. You can dig a tunnel under Bering.
    1. newbornGP Offline newbornGP
      newbornGP (GP) 31 July 2019 19: 44
      Not so easy. To do this, qualified personnel will need to be hired. Although they are already busy, they are probably digging a tunnel from Ukria to Ameryka itself!
      1. The Crimean bridge was mainly built by Ukrainians.
        1. newbornGP Offline newbornGP
          newbornGP (GP) 1 August 2019 11: 49
          Of course, u-kr-s built everything - before and after! And in general - all of Russia rests on u-k-r-ah! Apparently, such nonsense raises your self-esteem!
  4. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 30 July 2019 20: 33
    What for??????????
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 31 July 2019 07: 57
    - Yes, the Russian giant ekranoplanes should fly there for a long time ... - Over the tundra, over Kamchatka, over Sakhalin, over Chukotka, over the straits, and seas, and bays ...
    - And why do we need a bridge to Alaska and the railway (there) ... - it’s not clear at all ...
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 July 2019 09: 00
    Very profitable idea!
    1) it will be possible to directly export all sorts of goods to America - fish, crabs, nickel, titanium - and vice versa - sanctions!

    2) Invite from abroad a greater number of migrant workers to the construction site!


    Ice movements, strong winds and low temperatures

    will raise to an excellent height the optimization of funds in your pockets!
    1. Uncle gosh Offline Uncle gosh
      Uncle gosh (Konstantin Darmenov) 31 July 2019 15: 26
      Oil is forgotten. Zakydon about the bridge is not in vain done. There is something in it! But at whose expense?
      1. Digital error Offline Digital error
        Digital error (Eugene) 31 July 2019 21: 44
        Quote: Uncle Gosha
        But at whose expense?

        Are you seriously? We have capitalism. Traveling to grandmother by rail will become more expensive. Well, or taxes will increase - they have no other ideas.
  7. DPN Offline DPN
    DPN (DPN) 31 July 2019 09: 06
    Dreaming is not harmful; it is harmful not to dream.

    We dreamed about communism - we got bright capitalism, why not dream about a bridge, maybe we will get FIGU.
  8. Sergey Petrovich (Sergei) 31 July 2019 15: 41
    Interestingly, the gauge will be what width? Now we have 1520 mm (it was, actually, 1524, but then 4 mm went somewhere, stole, probably :))), in the USA - 1473 mm. For me it’s so - the wider the track - the more effective. Well, not to outrage, of course.
    But so that the States would not be offended to switch to our rut, maybe take the German project of the 1930s? With a track width of 3000 mm? Back in the Third Reich, a project was developed to build a network of ultra-wide-gauge high-speed railways, the so-called Breitspurbahn. This network was planned in Europe, and in the future in Asia, the roads were, according to the plan, to connect Japan and India with Europe. A demonstration section was built, steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and wagons were developed.
    A track gauge of 3000 mm will allow transporting much of what is now transported only by sea vessels by rail.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 31 July 2019 21: 48
      Quote: Sergei Petrovich
      So that the States would not be offended to switch to our rut.

      Therefore, the bridge will not be built - then we will come to them to interfere in the elections not on tanks, but on trains and in "budenovkas".

      Quote: Sergei Petrovich
      Back in the Third Reich, a project was developed to build a network of ultra-wide-gauge high-speed railways.

      Goering seemed to be building concrete locomotives ...
    2. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 3 September 2019 01: 29
      Bridge-tunnel of the nipple system, one-way delivery of sawmill-petroleum polymers at a reasonable price to Alaska, and from there all over the world it is possible for "Made in ..." dollars and with a surcharge. The track gauge is not important - the cars will be sold as scrap. good
      There is no turning back - sanctions.
  9. nesvobodnaja Offline nesvobodnaja
    nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 31 July 2019 16: 04
    Well, sooo ..... But what about our friend China ???
    There, what will they say?)
  10. vraizin Offline vraizin
    vraizin (Vlad Naumov) 13 August 2019 09: 12
    The construction of this road - maybe this is a chance of change in Russia itself ...
  11. Misha Kvakina Offline Misha Kvakina
    Misha Kvakina (Misha) 24 August 2019 20: 14
    The bridge will not work there ... A tunnel is needed there !!! With all the high cost, it is possible to maintain it, and the bridge, in those conditions - perpetual repair, and operation at significant moments !!!