9 Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Posted on March 19, 2012 by


We want to take you to Varshavsky Rail Terminal or Warsaw Rail Terminal, a former passenger train station in Saint Petersburg, which now serves as the Museum of Railway Machinery.

The museum features an extensive collection devoted to steam-locomotive and car building.

It includes a collection of steam locomotives manufactured in the Soviet Union and abroad used throughout the country.

Built in 1897, this steam locomotive is one of the oldest in Russia. It was manufactured for Vladikavkaz. Its design speed is 45km/h.

This freight steam locomotive OD 1080 was made in 1900 and had a design speed of 55 km/h.

Ov 6640 is a freight locomotive made in 1902. Its design speed is 55 km/h. This freight locomotive was one of the most popular in Russia, with about 8,000 pcs manufactured.

This car was manufactured for the Chinese Eastern Railway in 1902. It was used by Soviet communist leaders in the 1940s.

This car has a wooden body. Its number of seats: 1st class – 8, 2nd class – 10. Such cars had been in production from 1903 till 1914.

TT-1770 (made in Germany). Its design speed is 65 km/h.

El 534 is a freight locomotive featuring a design speed of 70 km/h. It was made by an American steam-locomotive building company ALKO in Schenectady in 1917. The number of locomotives produced for Russia totaled 1,000.

Esh 4444 is a freight locomotive with a design speed of 65 km/h. 1,200 steam locomotives of this kind were made in Germany and Sweden for the Soviet Union.

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9 Responses to “Development Of Soviet Railway Transport”

  1. banditrider says:

    whoever wrote the captions doesn’t know the difference between steam and diesel

  2. Nasir says:

    Great article. Are all pictures from the same museum?.
    Is it St. Petersburg Railway Museum? I would love to go there. They seem to take good care of their locomotives.

  3. OldBikr says:

    I love trains. I wish the railroads would become an important form of transportation again in the US. Any country that keeps their railroads is a smart country in my opinion.

    Cars are cool, but they are an inefficient way to answer peoples need for transportation.

  4. Babysitter says:

    Oh look, even some of the most ancient pieces have an automatic coupler. Not even in 21st century Europe has this!

  5. MKS says:

    Very Good Information

  6. Leigh says:

    I hope they dont shut it down, that would be sad. its important to keep rail history, and Russian rail history isn’t that well known in the west.

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