Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

In the 1940s this station was the largest rail yard in Moscow. Today it is the only Moscow depot where they still have facilities for steam trains maintenance.

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

On the territory are still a wooden station building and depot structures, a water tower, an administrative building, a locomotive depot with a swinging circle, a house for staff… They were all built in 1901 in an “art nouveau” style.

Where Steam Trains Rest

Reinforced concrete hangar

Where Steam Trains Rest

Curtain aerial does not seem to be large though it is quite spacious: 30 m wide and 8-9 m high.

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

This locomotive is 5 m high!

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

These gates have seen 5 generations of assemblers…

Where Steam Trains Rest

Each section is for 5 locomotives

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Work plan

Where Steam Trains Rest

Hangars

Where Steam Trains Rest

Swinging circle is still operating

Where Steam Trains Rest

Booth of the controller

Where Steam Trains Rest

Interesting electrification

Where Steam Trains Rest

Railways start from the station in three directions.

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Old rare water crane is still here

Where Steam Trains Rest

Here they repair the trains. These ones are trains of L series, 4,99 m high, their working mass – 102 t!

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Old rusty locomotives

Where Steam Trains Rest

Where Steam Trains Rest

Water tower built in 1901

Where Steam Trains Rest

Train of 1989

Where Steam Trains Rest

The authorities plan to liquidate the station and built a residential area on its place. Hope it won’t happen!

Location: Moscow

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3 thoughts on “Where Steam Trains Rest”

  1. great photos- does anyone have photos or info on the lend lease locomotives sent to Russia during ww2? are there collections of rusting steam trains anywhere? Siberia? any still in use in Russia?

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