The access to the Moscow Railway Museum has been denied for 20 years. The former exhibit V.I. Lenin’s Mourning Train was not that popular and closed soon. In 1990s the building was occupied by an automobile showroom. And finally the museum is opened for everyone.
The territory of the museum is adjacent to the Paveletskiy railway station. Constant announcements about arriving and departing trains make the museum look even more attractive.
The main alley seems to be rather empty.
The railway engine U-127 could be seen on the railway road of Tashkent. It was transferred to the Museum later, was repaired, restored and painted red. In 1923 the engine was presented to Communists with the inscribed phrase From Non-party Members To Communists.
The engine was a part of the mourning train that took the body of V.I. LENIN, the leader of the world proletariat, from Gerasimovskaya platform to Moscow on January 23 1924.
Non-party members and Communists, march forward to the best future! The repairs were done by NON-PARTY WORKERS of the depot.