Trans Siberian Train Information
Fast train ('skorry poezd') - Trains are numbered from 1 to 160.
Fast train with a 'Theme' name ('firmeny poezd') - The same as number one, but with cleaner carriages and potentialy more polite attendants. Ticket costs on these trains are higher than other trains.
Passenger train ('passazhirskiy poezd') - Trains are numbered from 170 to 870. They look the same as other intercity trains, but 'stop all stations'.
Speed train ('skorostnoj poezd') - Trains are numbered from 161 to 169.
Each train has about 7-18 sleeping carriages of mixed types ('sostav' or 'poezd') with additional carriages such as a baggage and restaurant carriage. There is also one carriage for the train superintendent - head conductor ('nachalnik poezda'). this carriage usually has a large looped radio aerial on its roof, and is usually situated in the middle of the train.