Last week, the so called mobile exhibition complex of the Russian Railways opened its doors to its visitors in Zelenograd. On the whole, the train has been travelling in Russia for three months and has visited over 50 cities and villages of Russia.
So, let’s find out what it can surprise us with.
Visitors were transported to the depot where the train was located by bus.
‘The Russian Railways. Mobile exhibition complex’.
This model of an office of the chief of a railway station of the 19th century opens the exhibition.
Then they show technologies of the future, ‘Sapsan’ and ‘Allegro’ high-speed train models.
‘Sapsan’ by Siemens coveres the distance from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in just 3 hours and 45 minutes. Its maximum speed is 300 kmh.
They plan to release this ‘Lastochka’ electric train in 2013 to serve guests of the World Student Games which are going to take place in Kazan. By 2014, it will be introduced in Sochi for the Olympic Games.
In the next car you will find models of passenger and freight cars and service equipment.
In the third car, there are models and copies of existing railroad facilities.
‘Talgo’ is a train which will be equipped with a system allowing it to change the wheel base width.
This is a model of railways serving Baikonur Cosmodrome and connecting the city of Baikonur (Leninsk) with launching sites. These trains transport workers to the production facilities and rockets and space ships to the launching sites.
This is the largest model in the car and it is called ‘Kryukovo-2’.
In the fourth car, there are devices by Philips applied in trains and railway stations.
Demonstration of the ‘automatic pilot’ system.
Over 5 thousand passenger and freight trains are equipped with this system.
A train simulator at work (it is a device that artificially recreates a train ride).
The instructor’s workplace.
A flight simulator.
The exposition from the sixth compartment will show you technologies applied in atomic power engineering. Here you will find a model of a nuclear reactor and measure your own radiation background.
The exhibition of the seventh car is devoted to nanotechnology.
An electronic textbook.
These are first visitors of the exbibition complex: workers of the depot and pupils of one of the schools of Zelenograd.
The train is also equipped with a ‘wardroom’ featuring a kitchen and a dining room.
The train crew consists of 16 people who work in two shifts. Each worker is provided with a separate compartment.