Chernobyl: Yaniv train station – April 2015


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History (from wikipedia) The village of Yaniv is located just south of Pripyat. Immediately after the Chernobyl disaster its 100 villagers were all evacuated and resettled elsewhere due to the high level of radioactive contamination. Because of the impossibility of … Continue reading

Chernobyl: Duga 3 ‘Steel Yard’ Radar – April 2015


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History (from wikipedia) Duga 3 was was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet ABM early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl … Continue reading

Explore #122: Locomotive Train Graveyard, Kaloyanovets, Bulgaria – February 2015


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On the way from Buzludzha back to the airport, we just had time to pay a brief visit to this train graveyard, set in a decrepit two-horse town in rural Bulgaria. History There isn’t really much to report about Kaloyanovets … Continue reading