Trip reports about the Khasan/Tumangan border

Short report by Roderick Smith about his Pyongyang - Moscow trip via Tumangan/Khasan in ~1994:

My own train trip from Vienna to Pyongyang via the Russian-North Korean border at Khasan/Tumangan in 2008:

New waggons used for the Moscow-service

May 2009 - new waggons

The direct service Pyongyang - Tumangang/Khasan - Moscow, which is provided by the North Korean railways, is now done with "new" waggons.
Well, they are not totally new, they are bought 2nd hand from Russia and were recently modernized in Ukraine.

Here are some photos (taken in Perm, Russia):

For comparison, here the waggon, which was formerly used on that route: