After many years in Moscow, Harvey Smith relocated to St. Petersburg in 2014.
There is a list of linked reports at the bottom.
Harvey Smith visited the Shushary Musuem back in 2006 (see above) and went
back on 14th June 2015.
So why go to the museum?
I met a railway worker in a lineside building who explained that the museum had been shut for 5
years and is now only used for restoration work. Added to this, the chain link fencing that surrounded the museum in 2006 has been replaced by blue metal sheeting to a height of at least 2.5metres. To get photos I had walk along the top of the railway embankment and dive down the embankment every time a train came along. I would not recommend this to anyone. So it is up to the individual.
BUT there are 2 reasons why you might go, namely:
- It is a nice spot to photograph Kp4 447 on the Southern
St. Petersburg Children’s Railway.
- The museum does contain some rare machines - the only surviving OK 5294, Yes 311 (in parts), an oil burning TE / DRB52 and the Prototype Russian High speed Sokol
The following steam locomotives are known to be at the museum:
SU206-48 (real # 208-78)
Get the train to “Parovoz Musee”, which means Steam Locomotive Museum in English.
This is more adventurous. You have to go south down Vitebiski Prospect to the end where it meets the Petersburgskoe Shosse just north of Tsarskoye Selo, then do a U-turn and journey north. After that you need to find the correct Gasprom Neft petrol filling station and stop there. It is then a short walk to “Parovoz Musee” station across a field and through a collection of wooden houses. You will find a convenient gap in the fence in the track fencing and a well trodden path to “Parovoz Musee” station. Simply park at the petrol station and walk towards the wooden houses
- you can see the railway station through the trees behind and above the houses.
This is the petrol station.
Oil burning TE / DRB 52
EG Compare to the previous 2006 photo
The St. Petersburg Outdoor Railway Museum, 2006
The St. Petersburg Outdoor Railway Museum, 2013 (updated
1st January 2016)
A St. Petersburg Railway Miscellany (updated
13th March 2015)
Moscow Railway Station / St. Petersburg Depot, 2014
The Indoor Railway Museum, St. Petersburg, 2014
The Shushary Museum, St. Petersburg, 2006
Moscow Sort Depot, St. Petersburg, 2014
(updated 2nd February 2015)
Grand Maket Rossiya / The Grand Model of Russia
VE Day in St. Petersburg (14th May 2015)
Moscow Sort Depot,
St.Petersburg, 2015-7 (updated 21st March 2017)
The St. Petersburg Southern Children's
Railway (updated 27th June 2016)
Lebyazhe Railway Museum Depot
(16th June 2015)
The Tsar's Private Railway Station, St.Petersburg
(updated 14th September 2015)
The Northern St. Petersburg
Children's Railway (10th June 2016)
Russian Railways RetroTrain Trip
2016 (14th June 2016)