Hoosier Joe wrote:I noticed the link said it will be from Azerbaijan thru Georgia to Turkey,not to Kazakstan .
Yes, you are right. I think I had just seen a BBC tv programme about Kazakhstan. The new line is entirely to the west of the Caspian.
It would be interested to know if they can get through wagons from western Europe without gauge change, and have the possibility of joining up wqith the Iranian system later. The question of rail gauge is a modern continuation of the Great Game of the 19th century. This may be seen again if rail ever gets nto Afghanistan where there will be a choice betwen South Asian Broad, Russian Broad and Standard from Iran.