In December 2017, Harvey Smith sent an
illustrated report on the new Russian Railway Museum in St, Petersburg. He
has now sent a further set of pictures showing more of the exhibits. Where a
specific link is not given for an exhibit, then this general page on Russian
steam locomotives will prove useful, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Russian_steam_locomotive_classes.
On the left is 0-8-0 Class OV Russian locomotive 6640, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_O.
8000 of these were built up until the Russian Revolution This one was built at the Putilov works in
St. Petersburg in 1902. During World War II it was used as part of an armoured train.
Harvey Smith reports that locomotive was transferred to Moscow Sort Depot in
2016 and was subsequently stripped down, presumably to be returned to active
On the right is 2-10-0 Class L 2298, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_L
On the left is 2-10-0 Class LV-18-002, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_LV. This was a development of the L class and this example was built in 1953. It worked until
1982 as a locomotive and then as a factory boiler.
On the right is 0-10-0 Class ER 791-81
0-10-0 class ESh 4444 Soviet locomotive built by Nydqvist & Holm in Sweden in 1924
2-10-0 Yel 534 - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_Ye
2-10-2 FD-1103 - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_FD
Fireless locomotive, built by Schwartzkopf in Germany (9305/1928), it worked
at the Tuapse oil refinery.
2-8-0 class Tk3-1105 Finnish locomotive. These were used by the Russians until
1950s. They came to Russia as reparations. This one
was built in Tampere in 1943 and like many Finnish locomotives it is a wood burner.
2-10-0 class SO17-2413
2-10-0 class YeL locomotive 2201. This was built by Baldwin in the USA in 1944 as part of the lend lease
programme. They were often used in Siberia and the Far East - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_Ye
0-10-0 class ER 750-01 Soviet locomotive. This was built in 1943 using the boiler from the
SU passenger class.
2-10-0 TE 6769 - this is a German kriegslok - see see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_Ye
4-8-4 class P36-0251 Soviet Passenger locomotive, since 251 were built 1953-56,
this is the last one and has a plate to that effect - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_locomotive_class_P36
2-10-0 class SO17-1137 Soviet freight locomotive. Built by the Khar'kov
Works in 1938. Initially it had a smokebox fan, a tender with condensing
apparatus and was used until 1963.
0-10-0 class EM 730-31 Soviet locomotive. This was built in 1934 the “M” stands for a modernised class E.
Railway gun TM-3-12. Three of these were built in 1938 using guns from a withdrawn battleship. They were used in World War II
until captured by the Finns who then restored and used them in turn. They were maintained in operational condition until
1991 (!!). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obukhovskii_12%22/52_Pattern_1907_gun#1938_Railway_gun_TM-3-12
RT-23 Molodets rocket launcher see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT-23_Molodets
Crane EDK25-372 was built in the former East Germany in
Crane DZH45-170 was built in Hungary in 1953
Crane DZH45-71 was built by the Odessa Crane Works, this was converted from
steam to diesel in 1966
Crane PK6-1160 was built by the Kirov Works in the 1950s.
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
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
VE Day in St. Petersburg (14th
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)
Tsar's Private Railway Station, St.Petersburg (updated 8th
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)
Petrokrepost (3rd August 2017)
The Russian Railway Museum, St. Petersburg
2017 (1st December 2017)