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, "Elizabeth Olsson" <elzunia@...> wrote:
> What about the changing of trains at Zdolbunow to fit the wider
> Russian train tracks? Wouldnât all trains have had to do this? The
> Russian trains presumably couldnât have run on narrow Polish train
> tracks. Thatâs why I was wondering about changing trains. Would it
> even have been possible to make the whole journey in just one train?
To allow railway carriages to run on tracks of two different gauges you need some not-so-trivial bulky equipment at the border station AND the carriages with wheel-sets constructed and fitted in a special way.
AFAIK there were no through trains between Poland and the USSR before WWII, so there was no need to have either such equipment or such carriages.