5 Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops

Posted on January 29, 2015 by tim

Here and now old photos surface from more than 100 years ago of pre-communist Russia and its often pretty interesting to browse thru this collections to get that feel of a slow moving life just before much of the previous life was destroyed in October 1917. Here is another one from back in 1912, a Ribinsk railroad workshops – that’s a city close to Moscow. If you are into this type of stuff then welcome inside for wide-screen cool vintage photos:

The tool sharpening machines inside the workshop.


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5 Responses to “Vintage Photos of Russian Railroad Workshops”

  1. john says:

    Great pictures, very cool.I like the looks of the building too.

  2. Rob Normann says:

    Seems like it was a nice place to go to work in those days. So many modern machines and so neat and clean. Excellent collection.

  3. Tutan Camon says:

    Belt powered lathe.Very nice!!!!!:)

  4. frank says:

    Beautiful pictures. That is what makes englishrussia a great site. As a retired engineer this makes me really happy.

  5. Martinus van Brederode says:

    Machinery was so much more beautiful back in those days. Not just in Russia but also in the USA, UK, etc. Nicely shaped handles and knobs. Brass, polished wood…

    But can you imagine the NOISE of all that machinery, driven by the overhead belt system. Not to mention the danger of getting your clothing caught in the belts/wheels. *rip* there goes an arm…

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