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.
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.
The new route has to be chosen.
Moscow avenue… Damaged nose.
The narrowest street on the whole route.
On the left is the Hermitage.
The nose was repaired.
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.
The main decoration.
And this is the tree of 2008. 22 m in height transported from the Pryozersky district.
Transportation of two shipping machines from Kaliningrad to Moscow.
Boarded the ship.
36 hours by sea.
The first chipping machine is loaded.