6 Mobile Exhibition Complex Makes A Stop In Zelenograd

Mobile Exhibition Complex Makes A Stop In Zelenograd

Posted on December 20, 2011 by

Last week, the so called mobile exhibition complex of the Russian Railways opened its doors to its visitors in Zelenograd. On the whole, the train has been travelling in Russia for three months and has visited over 50 cities and villages of Russia.

So, let’s find out what it can surprise us with.

Visitors were transported to the depot where the train was located by bus.

‘The Russian Railways. Mobile exhibition complex’.

This model of an office of the chief of a railway station of the 19th century opens the exhibition.

Then they show technologies of the future, ‘Sapsan’ and ‘Allegro’ high-speed train models.

‘Sapsan’ by Siemens coveres the distance from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in just 3 hours and 45 minutes. Its maximum speed is 300 kmh.

They plan to release this ‘Lastochka’ electric train in 2013 to serve guests of the World Student Games which are going to take place in Kazan. By 2014, it will be introduced in Sochi for the Olympic Games.

In the next car you will find models of passenger and freight cars and service equipment.

In the third car, there are models and copies of existing railroad facilities.

‘Talgo’ is a train which will be equipped with a system allowing it to change the wheel base width.

This is a model of railways serving Baikonur Cosmodrome and connecting the city of Baikonur (Leninsk) with launching sites. These trains transport workers to the production facilities and rockets and space ships to the launching sites.

This is the largest model in the car and it is called ‘Kryukovo-2′.


In the fourth car, there are devices by Philips applied in trains and railway stations.

‘Railway lubricater’.

Demonstration of the ‘automatic pilot’ system.

Over 5 thousand passenger and freight trains are equipped with this system.


A train simulator at work (it is a device that artificially recreates a train ride).

The instructor’s workplace.

A flight simulator.

The exposition from the sixth compartment will show you technologies applied in atomic power engineering. Here you will find a model of a nuclear reactor and measure your own radiation background.

The exhibition of the seventh car is devoted to nanotechnology.

An electronic textbook.

These are first visitors of the exbibition complex: workers of the depot and pupils of one of the schools of Zelenograd.

The train is also equipped with a ‘wardroom’ featuring a kitchen and a dining room.

The train crew consists of 16 people who work in two shifts. Each worker is provided with a separate compartment.

Location: Zelenograd

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6 Responses to “Mobile Exhibition Complex Makes A Stop In Zelenograd”

  1. IamI says:

    The the simulators are superb!

  2. Tovarich_Volk says:

    The Train simulators used by American and Canadian Railroads to train Engineers are essentially a vastly built upon version of MS Train Sim. Is the Russian Simulator also the same?

  3. George Johnson says:

    That would be a cool job.

  4. Michael says:

    Excellent exhibition in the train. Was there during a stop in Abakan.

    I’m just wondering why they didn’t advertise more. In Abakan there was no advertisment at all about arrival of the train. Then the train was parked away from the main station, barely noticable and to find.
    If I wouldn’t read about it on ER then we would never know.

  5. jeffrey pigden says:

    In exhibitiontrainphotos-27, TALGO refers to the way the wheel assemblies are attached to the train. Two bodies share 1 wheel assembly by being attached to opposites sides of the framework. The pictured design is called PENDOLINO, an Italian design where the train bodies are mounted by a pivot at the top. As the car speeds through a curve, the bodies swing out making the ride smoother for the passengers. The change specific to Russia is the wheels & axles. The normal span is 56.5 inches; Russia uses 60 inches. The Russian version handles both gauges.

  6. Stablack says:

    Actually, TALGO is an Spanish railroad equipment maker settled in Northern Sapin. They have been producing engines and carriages of the best quality since the end of the Spanish civil war.The system depicted is currently been used in Spain,as two different widths are used:the european and their own.
    By the way: TALGO stands for “Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol”,”Goicoechea Oriol light Articulate Train”

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