According to a Russian news agency, Kim Jong-Il's "The Sun" train consists of 17 compartments. This is one more than 2002, when he visited the far eastern Russia.
Huge office compartments and other spaces for conferences and meetings are all in the front part of the train. These rooms are followed by sleeping rooms, then communication rooms. The rest of the train is for bodyguards, other officials, and workers aboard the train. The Russian media described this train as a "wheeled fortress." According to a Russian official who has traveled with Kim Jong-Il on this train, this exclusive train was given to Kim Jong-Il by Stalin as a gift, and it has been remodified since then. The special compartments that Kim Jong-Il uses are modified to include bullet-proof steel floor to protect from explosions.
A Hong Kong News Agency reported that this specialized train is equipped with satellite control system, satellite television, and telephone. This is no surprise, as this whole train is built solely for one person. Kim Jong-Il can issue orders for his nation or his military while he's on this train, no matter where he is.
His personal compartment is quite extraordinary. To match Kim Jong-Il's luxurious appetite, the whole room is lit up with bright white light, and filled up with many luxurious couches and other furniture. On each end of the room, there are two large flat screen TV's hung on the wall. One TV plays his favorite movies indefinitely. The other one is for "work", displaying real-time reports for the whole world's weather reports, economy, military, political news and other situations.
Obviously, they have enough equipment stashed up inside the train to be a mobile hospital, bomb squad, radar jamming, and everything you can imagine to protect a single person who is supposedly more important than 24 million people in North Korea.
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