Russian Train With Wheels

russian train

This is a regular Russian train. The guy tries to catch it up with his hand. Ok, he might succeed.

And these are trains on wheels:

russian train with wheels

This one you can catch on the railroad and then it’ll take you not only to the train station nearest to your house, but to your house itself.

On the green one clearly can be seen a car plate, according to the code on this plate, the train is registred at Moscow region and can move by the regular roads.

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34 thoughts on “Russian Train With Wheels”

    • Nope. RVR has only built wagons and EMUs (Electric Multiple Units). It might have built some DMUs (Diesel Multiple Unit), but it has never built locmotives, just as the company’s name suggests.
      EMU means a trainset, in which there is no separate locomotive, but the driver’s cabin and motors have been integrated to the actual wagons that have the passengers. Here are some examples of what EMUs look like: http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/ru/electric/emu/ER2R/ER2R-7028_20050508_047.jpg and http://www.railfaneurope.net/pix/fr/electric/emu/TGV/Thalys/PBA/Netherlands-misc/TL0009.jpg .

      The locomotive this blog entry is about, is an M62, built in what is now known as Lugansk locomotive factory. Here’s the Wikipedia article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M62_locomotive .

  1. This guy is not trying to catch up the train. He is showing his frend, inside the train, “call me” (look at the small finger)

    However once I managed to catch a train that way, but it was in Hungary 😉
    In post soviet Europe everything is still possible!

  2. That’s really funny! I can see some of my friends building something like that just for fun, but it’s got to be difficult and expensive. Is something like that even useful for anything?

  3. zoidberg,

    That looks awful. Where were those photos taken? Are some of those people drug addicts or are they just starving and greatly needing medical attention?

  4. These are obviously drug addicts from the Ukraine. Of course they exist everywhere in the world, but minors like on some of those horrifying pictures are rare.

    In modern Russia you can meet many street children if you know where to look, especially in winter when they try to spend the night in some warm place (such as near the exit of an hot air vent). In Moscow there used to be a lot of streetchildren till about 2002. At that time Putin decided to act and suddenly all street children vanished. Most of them were simply brought outside Moscow, dumbed there and told not to return. Others were sent to orphanages all over the country from which they run away, which is understandable considering the 19th century standards in Russian orphanages.

    It is a terrible thing that a society lets their young generation rot away in total carelessness. Especially in Russia, there are very few volunteers or NGO’s who care about the fate of these children. Similarly, noone talks (or cares) about topics like HIV/AIDS, youth prostitution or drug abuse. And neither government nor the population acts in cold, ruthless and careless ‘mother’ Russia.

    And that’s a shame on Russia and all of the Russians.

  5. And you wonder why the roads are so bad. That thing would destroy even American streets.

    The people in the photos look like heroin addicts to me. The big leg vein that goes down through the groin is the last to go. That leg wound looks seriously bad; some of these people are almost certainly dead now.

  6. I cant see the connection between wheeled train and junkies, I wish alien lobster would tell me.
    This is anti-drug propaganda, and those people are addicted to drugs, mainly heroin.

    The title says “Drug addicts: illusive happiness.”

  7. That site is horrific.

    Although as Acts_of_Atrocity said, I don’t see what that has to do with the truck/train hybrid.

  8. Nebu99, you are a typical american/europian miserable liar! Yes, streetchildren disappeared at 2002. At present time you will not meet them in the street. It is not because Putin send them in the forest or outside of towns like you’ve wrote. It is because these children were sent to orphanages and financing of orphanages has rised.

  9. Texas1, yep, things in America are bigger in Texas, for sure. A guy from Kentucky said to a Texan, “I’m sick of you Texans always bragging about how big everything is down there. In Kentucky we have Ft. Knox, where there’s enough gold to build a wall four feet high around the entire state of Texas.”
    The Texan said, “You build it, partner, and if I like it, I’ll buy it.”

  10. > Nebu99, you are a typical american/europian miserable liar! Yes, streetchildren disappeared at 2002. At present time you will not meet them in the street. It is not because Putin send them in the forest or outside of towns like you’ve wrote. It is because these children were sent to orphanages and financing of orphanages has rised.

    People like you remind me why Russia, as a nation, deserves what it gets.

  11. @Finish alcoholics,

    If you are Russian, you have obviously never had a look outside Moscow. And if you have been outside Moscow, you are just naive and refuse to see the obvious, a thing common to many Russians.

    You know just as well as me that streetchildren are everywhere in Russia, and you only have to go as far from Moscow as Alexandrov. Look around railway or busstations at about 22:00, and open your eyes.

  12. You know just as well as me that streetchildren are everywhere in Russia, and you only have to go as far from Moscow as Alexandrov. Look around railway or busstations at about 22:00, and open your eyes

    I live outside of Moscow, 500 km to the north from Moscow in a small ciry with population around 300 thousands. In my town streetchildren dessapeared at 2002 also. And the were not sent in the forest, like you wrote! They were sent to orphanages. Putin’s program work well. The finansing of orphanges has rised much.

  13. @Finnish Alcoholics,

    Ok, so you live in Vologodsakaya oblast, probably in Vologda or Cherepovets, right? In that case, if you are really interested in learning about the problem of street children in your region, i know an organization that specializes in exactly this problem in your region. It’s called ‘comfort foundation’ and has offices in both Vologda and Cherepovets. When i worked with the EU commission’s representation to Russia some years ago, we had quite positive contacts with this non-profit foundation.

    43, Sovietskaya Prospekt
    Vologda, Russia.
    Tel. +7 – 817 – 767 363

    I hope you have an open find, Finnish alcoholic, and contact them so you may open your eyes to the very real problems that exist in your city as well. Good luck.

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