Looking at this picture you’re thinking of a parking lot or finished output, aren’t you? But actually that is all private cars from the Chernobyl area. After the accident the state bought these cars from their owners and collected them in one place. There is very little information on the fate of the Chernobyl means of transport but still you can find something interesting here.
All machinery can be divided into 3 groups:
1. those which had been working before the accident – fire engines, private cars of the townspeople and country people, machinery of the service staff of the nuclear power plant and construction machinery.
2. those which have taken part in the liquidation of the accident – various stuff, from buses and robots to helicopters and armored vehicles.
After the liquidation all the infected machinery have been buried in special places. Those ones less infected have been put on a special guarded ground in the Rassoha village waiting for their recycling. Nowadays this ground doesn’t exist anymore.
3. those which served the area after the accident – different kinds of trucks, buses and train taking people to work and cars of the security service of this area.
Tractor-robot. At first it was brought to a place by a man but then, coming closer to the more infected area, it worked remotely.
Another remote-control model.
Robot collecting radiative fragments.
Military “Maz” truck.
Another model of the “MAZ”. The men are putting the radiative fragments into the truck.
Civil “Moskvich” car.
“LAZ” bus waiting for its burial.
Civil Pobeda car. The table says: “Ground №1 for infected machinery”
“KRAZ” mixer truck.
In the background you can see a “KAVZ” bus.
“LAZ” bus right before the burial. The most “expensive” parts of it were taken off.
Other models of the “MAZ”
“LAZ” brought to the burial ground.
Before being dug into the ground it should have been pressed to occupy less space.
And this is the very place of burial.
The process of pressing.
Inside the “LAZ”. Rear part.
In the background is the “ERAZ” car of an interesting color.
Working place of a driver.
Emblem on the door of the “MAZ” crane.
“GAZ 53” for transporting people to the infected area.