Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Off-gauge transportation is a very hard job. The drivers should always be ready to solve many problems during the “trip”.

To transport a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg, at first it should have been transported by haulage truck to Obukhovskoy Oborony avenue and then transfered to the barge sailing along the Neva river right to Lenexpo. There it should have been taken off the barge by helicopters and transfered to the exhibition place. The length from the nose of the plane to its tail is 9.3 m and its wingspread is 12 m. That’s why a special support, capable of holding such a weight, has been created.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

When everything was prepared and the plane was going to start its trip, an unexpected incident has happened right on the territory of the airport. The Ural truck accidentally hit the nose of the plane. While it was being thoroughly examined, the time was passing… So the barge leaves and the helicopters fly away.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

The new route has to be chosen.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Moscow avenue… Damaged nose.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

The narrowest street on the whole route.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

On the left is the Hermitage.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

The nose was repaired.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

As you know New Year is one of the most favorite holidays in Russia. Every city has its own main New Year Tree which is always the tallest one. But the problem is where one can find such a tree? And how it can be transported to the very center of the city?

This is the main tree of St. Petersburg. Height – 28 m, branchspread – 8-10 m, weight – 8 tons. In the end of 2010 it was transported from the Vyborgsky district that is 121 km from Palace Square.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

The main decoration.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

And this is the tree of 2008. 22 m in height transported from the Pryozersky district.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Transportation of two shipping machines from Kaliningrad to Moscow.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Boarded the ship.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

36 hours by sea.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

The first chipping machine is loaded.

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

Wonders of Russian Logistics

10 thoughts on “Wonders of Russian Logistics”

  1. Somewhere I have a photograph a dozen of men walking with the 1/4″ thick wire for the Focault pendulum for the Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia. They volunteered to carry it by hand as a straight piece from the factory several miles away to the museum so that it wouldn’t have to be coiled. The idea was to make the scientific display as perfect as possible by using the straightest piece of wire possible!

  2. Cool! As a truck driver, it’s nice to see fellow truckers in other countries. The heaviest thing I’ve hauled, was a 90 tonne coil tubing oil rig. Mind you, that was 90 tonnes with out the coil tube added on, and this one still had it on, so I don’t really know what it weighed. This was late at night, in a snow storm (at about -35c), and very illegally…

  3. ” a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg”
    Wrong. Pulkovo Airport is in St. Petersburg.
    Between Moscow and St. Petersburg about 700 km.

  4. ” a plane from the Pulkovo Airport in Moscow to Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg”
    Wrong. Pulkovo Airport is in St. Petersburg.
    Between Moscow and St. Petersburg about 700 km.

  5. Pulkovo airport is located in St-Petersburg and not in Moscow as sait in the article.
    I visited the town after the Aug. 1st 2008 total solar eclipse in Novosibirsk.

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