3 Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Posted on August 13, 2012 by team

In the 1940s this station was the largest rail yard in Moscow. Today it is the only Moscow depot where they still have facilities for steam trains maintenance.

On the territory are still a wooden station building and depot structures, a water tower, an administrative building, a locomotive depot with a swinging circle, a house for staff… They were all built in 1901 in an “art nouveau” style.

Reinforced concrete hangar

Curtain aerial does not seem to be large though it is quite spacious: 30 m wide and 8-9 m high.

This locomotive is 5 m high!

These gates have seen 5 generations of assemblers…

Each section is for 5 locomotives

Work plan


Swinging circle is still operating

Booth of the controller

Interesting electrification

Railways start from the station in three directions.

Old rare water crane is still here

Here they repair the trains. These ones are trains of L series, 4,99 m high, their working mass – 102 t!

Old rusty locomotives

Water tower built in 1901

Train of 1989

The authorities plan to liquidate the station and built a residential area on its place. Hope it won’t happen!

Location: Moscow

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3 Responses to “Where Steam Trains Rest”

  1. scott stewart says:

    great photos- does anyone have photos or info on the lend lease locomotives sent to Russia during ww2? are there collections of rusting steam trains anywhere? Siberia? any still in use in Russia?

  2. Maesrobert says:

    Where in Moscow is this?

  3. Megaliner says:

    Can you tell me; where you saw “art nouveau” style? I can not recognize it…

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