It goes without saying that oversize cargo travels very rarely by rail – in many ways, the restrictions of bridges and signalling are more onerous (than by road). However, there are always exceptions.
In this instance, the final destination was Almaty in Kazakhstan – the optimum solution being to charter a complete freight train, in order to transit Russia. Initially, the cargo was shipped to Tallinn in Estonia, where the transfer to rail wagons took place. It was then just a matter of plotting the trains progress, day and night, arriving in Almaty ten days later.