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The Pereslavl Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, Russia 2009

The Museum's website now has an English version - http://www.kukushka.ru/english/ (24th November 2009).


This is the second part of James Waite's visit to Russia in early August 2009. The other parts are:


The text that originally accompanied this article ahs been updated and now appears with the pictures of James' return visit in 2012.


Gr-269 in the loco shed
KP4-469 and ESU-2a-511 early in the morning outside the loco shed
157-469 being overhauled in the loco shed
FT4-028 stripped down in the workshop
KP4-469 outside the loco shed

7885 MD54-4-1547 and TU4-1984 in the museum yard. Incidentally you've got a pic of another MD54-4 loco, of which many thousands were built for the lightly laid tracks in the peat fields, in my report you posted of the Lavassaare museum.

7908 and 7914 Two views of VP4-2120 stored in the museum yard showing the steam gas drier mounted on top of the smokebox. That's something the Chinese never tried with the C2's! This is one of only three surviving VP4's.
The Zim limo railcar
N-3104, the Shatura-built railcar. The museum used to have a second Tu4 loco (another class that was several thousand strong and which was built specifically to replace the PT-4's) but swapped it with Shatura for this railcar. It went back into commercial service at Shatura and we saw it in the engine shed there during our tour of the peat railways.
Ua 4727, built by Kaluga in 1939 which survived intact at Krasny Ugol, a small village near Electrogorsk, until rescued for the museum in 1994. Note the sideways mounted engine and radiator, taken from a standard Soviet 1.5 tom lorry which powered the wheels directly through a simple gearbox and chain drive.
7958 Gr-269 and 157-469 inside the loco shed

KP4-300 in store in the museum yard

This is the ex-Pommeranian coach

This is the ex-Pommeranian van


Rob Dickinson

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