Harvey Smith was based in and around Moscow off and on from 1997 to 2014
and has now moved to St. Petersburg. Apart
from this report he has also posted information on other attractions in
Moscow and the rest of Russia, there are links at the bottom
of the page.
Harvey Smith writes his latest visit to Podmoskovnaya Depot, Moscow, for his
earlier visits which include more access information please use the link above. Further occasional visits will be
recorded on this page.
On 25th August 2013, I visited the Rizhski Museum and then took the electric EMU train to
Krasni Baltiets Station. This is next to Podmoskovnaya Depot and after arrival I simply walked over the footbridge to Podsmoskovnaya depot. It was a pleasant and easy trip and it proves that one can easily visit both the Museum and Podmoskovnaya
depot in the same outing.
Just one word of warning, the Museum at Rizhski Station sits between the main station for trains to Riga and the suburban station. The tickets for the electric trains are sold out of holes in the station wall facing the main street. There is no ticket office and there are no ticket machines.
At Podmoskovnaya I found the following:
Being steam tested and clearly in working order:
In the works:
EU-699 74 from Shcherbinka
An unidentified Class E
An unidentified Class L
Visiting from St.Petersburg:
I also found what I assume to have been the scattered working parts of a railway crane..
Two Railway cranes numbered 429 and 664.
A 1930s Postal Wagon with a banner on the side showing a LMS Royal Scot class 46108 in BR livery!!!
L-2057, 2344 and 3653 being steam tested:
Unknown L Class
Unknown E Class
SO and OV visitors. Turns out they were here for Expo
1520 between September 11th and 14th 2013.
The Richskaya (Moscow) Railway Museum
The Museum of Leninís Funeral
Train, Moscow (as was)
Museum of the Moscow Railway at Paveletsky
Station (Museum of Lenin's funeral train after renovation, 12th February
A Moscow Miscellany Part 1 (updated 1st
A Moscow Miscellany Part 2 (updated 12th
A Russian Steam Miscellany (updated 8th
Moscow Retro (Steam) Train 2010/11 (updated
24th September 2012)
- Podmoskovnaya Depot, Moscow 2010-2013 (updated 24th June 2013)
The Kratovo Childrenís Railway (13th
Kazanski Station and the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express
(24th September 2012)
Kievski Station Locomotive Depot (1st
Serp and Molot Factory Steam Locomotive P24-7
(updated 22nd January 2017)
Shcherbinka Depot and Test Track (12th
175 Years of Russian Railways at Shcherbinka Depot and Test Track
(12th September 2012)
Leningradski and Yaroslavski Stations, Moscow
(3rd January 2013)
Moscow Retro Steam Trip to the Space
Village / Star City
(13th March 2013)
The Technical Museum Vadima
Zadorojnogo, Moscow (24th July 2013)
Moscow, 9th April and 13th June 2014 (16th June 2014)
Depot, Moscow, July/August 2014 (11th August 2014)
180 years of Russian Steam
(10th August 2014)
Surviving Portable Engines in the former Soviet Union
(14th August 2014)
P36 120 formerly at Belorusski Voxhall / Railway Station
(29th August 2014)
Farewell to Podmoskovnaya Depot, October 2014
(19th November 2014)
VE Day in
2015 (17th May 2015)