The access to the Moscow Railway Museum has been denied for 20 years. The former exhibit V.I. Lenin’s Mourning Train was not that popular and closed soon. In 1990s the building was occupied by an automobile showroom. And finally the museum is opened for everyone.
The territory of the museum is adjacent to the Paveletskiy railway station. Constant announcements about arriving and departing trains make the museum look even more attractive.
The main alley seems to be rather empty.
The railway engine U-127 could be seen on the railway road of Tashkent. It was transferred to the Museum later, was repaired, restored and painted red. In 1923 the engine was presented to Communists with the inscribed phrase From Non-party Members To Communists.
The engine was a part of the mourning train that took the body of V.I. LENIN, the leader of the world proletariat, from Gerasimovskaya platform to Moscow on January 23 1924.
Non-party members and Communists, march forward to the best future! The repairs were done by NON-PARTY WORKERS of the depot.
Rare books, documents, drawings presented in the upper hall tell visitors about the history of construction and development of the railway station in the Moscow region.
The map of Moscow with the Moscow railway station drawn on it.
The document tells us about a new appointment.
The past and the future, Ryazan-Moscow.
An attendant and a part of the compartment indented for the rich.
It is not allowed to touch the exhibits which, by the way, can be found in Lenin library.
A part of the exhibition is devoted to WWII where one can not only read rare documents but also listen to audio materials and watch some video.
The building was constructed in 1980. That was a post-Soviet memorial complex where a glass vault was covering the exhibits. The pavilion is standing on a granite terrace. Two walls made of red granite depicted an extended banner. It had a recess where the head of Lenin was installed. Other walls were made of glass. There was another sculpture of Lenin in the pavilion.
The Soviet apartment is not related to the theme reflected in the museum.
Here the boy is playing with a railway. Such toys can be bought in a nearby shop.
Exhibits with tourists from different epochs.
Kazanskiy railway station.