The International Steam Pages

Podmoskovnaya Depot, Moscow, July/August 2014

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.

Podmoskovnaya stabled visiting locos for festivities at Shcherbinka on 1st to 3rd August 2014 celebrating 180 years of Russian locomotives starting from Cherepanov Father and Son who built the first Russian steam locomotive -  

See below for details of Harvey's pre-Shcherbinka visit but there now follows information from a post-show visit on 6th August 2014 when, for the first time, Harvey was able to see inside the shed. This has taken him years to achieve by careful negotiation and is not available to casual visitors.

In addition to those steam locomotives previously noted including those that were visiting for the 180 years celebration at Shcherbinka he found:

  • LV-0522 (seen previously)

  • ER-774-38. The first Russian steam locomotive he ever rode behind in July 2010.

  • An unnumbered class L

  • 9P-19499 from Shcherbinka being rebuilt to running condition at Podmokovnaya. Probably to be the depot shunter. She is little more than a boiler, frames, wheels and valve gear. So the project is ambitious.

Harvey Smith was lucky enough to visit the depot on 25th July 2014 and the show. Here are some of the pictures he took at Podmoskovnaya:

These are Dmitry Kolesnikov's pictures which were taken a couple of days later:


Rob Dickinson