Talk:Circum-Baikal Railway

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VFD Discussion[edit]

Relatively short tourist train with fixed stops for walks, and no destinations along the way for which we will ever likely have articles. Could easily be contained at Lake Baikal.

Result: Merge tag added for Lake Baikal. -- (WT-en) Ryan • (talk) • 12:48, 16 April 2011 (EDT)

Almost three years later; should it be merged with Lake Baikal or not? Or maybe with the Trans-Siberian Railway? --ϒpsilon (talk) 11:07, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't know. It could be put in the "Get around" section of Lake Baikal. Would that be more appropriate than adding it to Trans-Siberian Railway? I could see the logic of either argument. So I'd just say, pick one or the other action, and if no-one chimes in to object by, say, tomorrow or so, just do it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:11, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Hmm... the railway has been a part of the T-S and I think it's fairly popular among those foreign T-S travelers who stop for a couple of days in the region.
User:Atsirlin maybe has an opinion? ϒpsilon (talk) 11:22, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
The railway is a major tourist destination. It can't be properly featured within the Lake Baikal article, because the lake is huge and spans for more than thousand kilometers. Aspects like transportation will not be properly covered. --Alexander (talk) 14:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
So should we keep it as a separate article, after all? ϒpsilon (talk) 14:38, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
I would keep it as a separate article, because it is one of the most visited places on the lake. And it has its own details, such as (scarce) food options, lodging, and trip arrangements (groups can book an old-fashioned train, for example). That said, I have never been there, so I don't have any first-hand information to contribute. --Alexander (talk) 18:25, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, I'll try to expand the article a little bit using Wikipedia, and add some photos from Commons and see what becomes of it. ϒpsilon (talk) 18:47, 2 March 2014 (UTC)