4 Inskaya Railway Station In Novosibirsk

Inskaya Railway Station In Novosibirsk

Posted on April 12, 2012 by team

Inskaya is one of the largest marshaling yards in Russia. Its location is in the Pervomaysky district of Novosibirsk. It’s a junction point accepting cargoes from the Kuznetsk Basin, Ural, Central Asia providing car traffic volume in 5 directions, 37 destinations. Daily more than 27 thousand cars go through it.

Construction of the station began in 1928 when they were building the railway line Ob-Proektnaya between the Kuznetsk Basin and the Trans-Siberian Railway. On 20th of April 1934 the first goods train with Ural ore left for the Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbas).

Station panoramic view (click to see the full size)

The area of the station exceeds 800 thousand m2, track miles of 164 lines is 182,9 km.

There are 423 pointworks at the station, 420 of them are interlocked.


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4 Responses to “Inskaya Railway Station In Novosibirsk”

  1. Scott says:

    Awesome photos gelio-nsk :-) – really good to look at and an awesome piece if kit too.

  2. Prabhu says:

    Simply amazing… How come they manage in scheduling the trains? Thalaya suthudhu..

  3. OldBikr says:

    I wish the US had maintained its railroads as well as Russia seems to have. A good railway system will be very important as energy sources become depleted. A countries industries can continue to function quite well with railroads as the prime mover.

    Even if there were no oil for fuel a railroad would still work on steam and wood if it had to.
    I wonder if anyone has thought to combine the microwave stimulated subcritical reactor with locomotive technology, thus creating a super efficient steam locomotive. The advantage of the microwave stimulated sub-critical reactor is that if it loses power the microwave shuts down and the reaction cools instead of going super-critical.

  4. Leigh says:

    Yes, steam is always an option. There have been advances in “heat” transmition locomotion, (very dangerous to use any form of microwave transmition, even mobile phones can cause cell damage from minimal leakage. There was an attempt by an american company back in the 80s to create a double stage 4=8=4 powering the 8 drivers with both low presure and high presure valves, water vapour recapture, as a response to fuel prices raising (original diesel fuel was about 7cents a ltr back in the 40s, and coal was a lot more expensive, now its the other way around. Some countries have massive reserves of coal, no reserves of oil or gas. Personaly i love old steamers, and have worked with a few restored ones, Awesome freight yard as well, thats a lot of materials sent on their way. thank you for the great pictures.

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