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 visited the Shushary Musuem back in 2006 (see above) and went
back on 14th June 2015.
So why go to the museum?
I met a railway worker in a lineside building who explained that the
museum had been shut for 5 years and is now only used for restoration
work. Added to this, the chain link fencing that surrounded the museum
in 2006 has been replaced by blue metal sheeting to a height of at
least 2.5metres. To get photos I had walk along the top of the railway
embankment and dive down the embankment every time a train came along.
I would not recommend this to anyone. So it is up to the individual.
BUT there are 2 reasons why you might go, namely:
- It is a nice spot to photograph Kp-4-447 on the Southern
St. Petersburg Children’s Railway.
- The museum does contain some rare machines - the only surviving OK 5294,
YeS 311 (in parts), an oil burning TE / DRB52 and the Prototype Russian High speed Sokol
The following steam locomotives are known to be at the museum:
SU206-48 (real # 208-78)
Get the train to “Parovoz Musee”, which means Steam Locomotive Museum in English.
is more adventurous. You have to go south down Vitebiski Prospect to
the end where it meets the Petersburgskoe Shosse just north of
Tsarskoye Selo, then do a U-turn and journey north. After that you need
to find the correct Gasprom Neft petrol filling station and stop there.
It is then a short walk to “Parovoz Musee” station across a field and
through a collection of wooden houses. You will find a convenient gap
in the fence in the track fencing and a well trodden path to “Parovoz
Musee” station. Simply park at the petrol station and walk towards the
wooden houses - you can see the railway station through the trees
behind and above the houses. This is the petrol station.
Oil burning TE / DRB 52
EG Compare to the previous 2006 photo
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 Northern St. Petersburg
Children's Railway (10th June 2016)
Russian Railways RetroTrain Trip
2016 (14th June 2016)
EM-721-83 at Petrokrepost
(3rd August 2017)
The new Russian Railway Museum in St. Petersburg 2017 (1st December 2017)
The Russian Railway Museum, St. Petersburg
2018 (25th October 2018)