The International Steam Pages
The Shushary Museum, St. Petersburg, 2006
After many years in Moscow, Harvey Smith relocated to St. Petersburg in 2014. There is a list of linked reports at the bottom.
See also the 2015 update - link above.
Shushary Museum, St.Petersburg. (October Railway Collection) is 14 Km south of St Petersburg
When you are at Vitebsk Station take the Electrichka suburban train to Pavlovsk Park. Buying a ticket is complicated. Ignore the booking halls and go upstairs. Go right and follow the right hand platform to the barrier where you will find the ticket booths for the train to Shushary. In Russia ticket booths are designated. The train has wooden seats, but despite the temperatures in winter they are warm. You will need the train to "Paravoz Muzei", which is one stop after Shushary. When you get there, you will see what looks like a scrapyard on the left side of the tracks. It is in fact a museum with its own halt and shed for restoration. Almost all the exhibits are in dreadful condition awaiting restoration, and are mainly duplicates of what can be found at the Outdoor Train Museum. However, there are Eg.5315 (one of only three remaining), Yes.311 (one of only two remaining), and a coach that is completely open, the purpose of which I could not work out. Sadly I never got the name of the place and it was not mentioned in my Rough Guide. The museum seems to be used for storage and restoration work.
A former list of exhibits is given below (P36.0032 for example is now used by Golden Eagle Luxury Trains):
All the pictures below were taken in 2006:
These were the 2-6-0T tank locomotives.
(Trevor Heath provided this link which shows more pictures of it - http://community.livejournal.com/ru_abandoned/932694.html. There is a map for the site here http://maps.livejournal.com/#/13/59.797266540266214,30.399513244628906/.)