EM-721-83 at Petrokrepost
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 reports on a historically significant railway monument near
How to get there
Get the train from Finland Station
We went by road
Just drive down the P-21 highway east of St. Petersburg. You turn off
before you get to the Neva River. Then proceed down the road “41K-080”.
Turn right at Imeni Morozova.
The place you are heading for is at 59.961679, 31.029034
What is there to see:
Well there is EM
-721-83 which is the first locomotive to break the blockade of
Leningrad via a temporary bridge laid across the Neva river nearby. In
fact just downstream from the Oreshek Castle which sits on an Island at
the entrance to the Neva close by.
There is also small museum
in the station building facing the monument. The museum is to the
temporary military railway that was laid across the Neva River and used
to supply Leningrad. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday. We went on
a Sunday so we never got inside the museum. But do not worry. If you
want to get a synopsis there are some information boards giving the
history in the Oreshek Castle nearby. Just take the boat.
The St. Petersburg Outdoor Railway Museum, 2006
The St. Petersburg Outdoor Railway Museum, 2013 (updated
30th May 2017)
A St. Petersburg Railway Miscellany (updated
11th April 2017)
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 5th November 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 8th August 2017)
The Shushary Museum, St Petersburg,
2015 (5th August 2015)
The Northern St. Petersburg
Children's Railway (10th June 2016)
Russian Railways RetroTrain Trip
2016 (14th June 2016)
The new Russian Railway Museum in St. Petersburg
2017 (1st December 2017)