The International Steam Pages

Farewell to Podmoskovnaya Depot, October 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.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harvey publicly for his efforts to record and promote Russian steam during his stay in Moscow and wish him all the best for his new venture.

Harvey recommends the following page for a later update on the depot - (Link dead by May 2023) (31st May 2018)

Harvey Smith made a farewell visit to Podmoskovnaya Depot in Moscow on 23rd October 2014, this is what he found.

They were doing some reconstruction works. Track work was in progress and a new small station building and platform have been constructed.

Crane 429 was at work helping with trackwork

P36-0120 was stationary but in steam

LV-0283 in steam

ER-797-41 in steam

LV-0283, TE-3182, ER-797-41 all 3 coupled and were in motion shunting TE-3182 in the centre of the train.

TE-3182 awaiting restoration

L-5231 in dilapidated condition

L-2344 outside the works / roundhouse with the tenders (only) of LV-0182, LV-0522 and L-2331


Rob Dickinson