Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

We want to take you to Varshavsky Rail Terminal or Warsaw Rail Terminal, a former passenger train station in Saint Petersburg, which now serves as the Museum of Railway Machinery.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The museum features an extensive collection devoted to steam-locomotive and car building.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

It includes a collection of steam locomotives manufactured in the Soviet Union and abroad used throughout the country.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Built in 1897, this steam locomotive is one of the oldest in Russia. It was manufactured for Vladikavkaz. Its design speed is 45km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This freight steam locomotive OD 1080 was made in 1900 and had a design speed of 55 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Ov 6640 is a freight locomotive made in 1902. Its design speed is 55 km/h. This freight locomotive was one of the most popular in Russia, with about 8,000 pcs manufactured.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This car was manufactured for the Chinese Eastern Railway in 1902. It was used by Soviet communist leaders in the 1940s.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This car has a wooden body. Its number of seats: 1st class – 8, 2nd class – 10. Such cars had been in production from 1903 till 1914.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

TT-1770 (made in Germany). Its design speed is 65 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

El 534 is a freight locomotive featuring a design speed of 70 km/h. It was made by an American steam-locomotive building company ALKO in Schenectady in 1917. The number of locomotives produced for Russia totaled 1,000.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Esh 4444 is a freight locomotive with a design speed of 65 km/h. 1,200 steam locomotives of this kind were made in Germany and Sweden for the Soviet Union.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

A snow plow, made in 1921.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The first Russian diesel locomotive (it was produced in 1924).

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This steam locomotive was made in Germany in 1928. It was used by an oil refinery in Tuapse.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

FD 20-1103 is a freight steam locomotive featuring a design speed of 85 km/h. FD 20-1103 freight diesel locomotives were the most powerful freight diesel locomotives manufactured by the Soviet Union on a large scale.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This car was made in 1932. Its design speed is 85 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Ss-14 is an electric locomotive made in the USSR in 1933. Its design speed is 70 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Em 710-31 is a freight steam locomotive made in 1934. Its design speed is 65 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This armored biaxial flatcar was made in 1935.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

A tetraaxial armored flatcar.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This steam locomotive 9P-15387 was made in 1954. Its design speed is 35 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

A biaxial electric locomotive.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Som17-1137 is a freight steam locomotive made in 1938 that featured a design speed of 70 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This railroad gun ТМ-3-12 was made in 1938. Its shooting range is 30 km.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

They were widely used during the Winter War.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This railway crane DZh-45 №71 Yanvarets has a load-carrying ability of 45 tons. It was made in Odessa in 1939.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

A tetraaxial motorailer. Its design speed is 110 km/h. It was manufactured in Rumania in 1939.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Tk3 1105 is a freigh steam locomotive. It was made in Finland in 1943. Its design speed is 60 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Made in Austria for Germany in 1943, this freight steam locomotive TE 6769 came to the Soviet Union as a war trophy.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Er 750-04 freight steam locomotives feature a design speed of 65 km/h. This one was made in 1943.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Ea 2201 is a freight steam locomotive featuring a design speed of 70 km/h. The one in the photo was made by Baldwin in 1944.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The steam locomotive Da20-09 has a design speed of 96 km/h. It was made by ALKO in 1944.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The freight steam locomotive L 2298 was made in 1953. Its design speed is 80 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The cargo-and-passenger steam locomotive ТE1-20-135 was produced in the USA in 1949. Its design speed is 93 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This freight steam locomotive SО17-2413 has a design speed of 70 km/h. It was made outside Krasnoyarsk in 1948.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

The cargo-and-passenger steam locomotive TE5-20-03 features a design speed of 93 km/h. It was built in Kharkov in 1948.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

Su 253-15 is a passenger steam locomotive. Its design speed is 115 km/h. Made in 1950.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This passenger steam locomotive C.68 is the only one that remained. Its design speed is 115 km/h.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

LV18-002 (ОР18-002) is a freight steam locomotive. Its design speed is 80 km/h. It was made in 1953.

Development Of Soviet Railway Transport

This freight electric locomotive has a design speed of 100 km/h. Over 1,700 units were made from 1953 till 1967.

9 thoughts on “Development Of Soviet Railway Transport”

  1. Great article. Are all pictures from the same museum?.
    Is it St. Petersburg Railway Museum? I would love to go there. They seem to take good care of their locomotives.

    • Yes, all of these are from the same museum in St.Petersburg. But you better go there sooner than later. There is been talk about closing it for the past 3-4 years.

    • Yes, all pictures are from the same museum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varshavsky_Rail_Terminal
      http://wikimapia.org/1383388/Museum-of-railway-technology-and-equipment

  2. I love trains. I wish the railroads would become an important form of transportation again in the US. Any country that keeps their railroads is a smart country in my opinion.

    Cars are cool, but they are an inefficient way to answer peoples need for transportation.

  3. I hope they dont shut it down, that would be sad. its important to keep rail history, and Russian rail history isn’t that well known in the west.

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