The International Steam Pages

Leningradski and Yaroslavski Stations, Moscow

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.

Some of the material below previously appeared on another page on the site, but has been moved here to make it easier for visitors to Moscow. If it seems familiar please continue down the page to where the new material is! Harvey writes:

Kazanski, Leningradski and Yaroslavski railway stations are all served by the same metro station - Komsomolskaya. So while having a look at Lenin’s Wagon out on the tracks at Leningradki, a few other items could be seen. If you time it right you might see arrival of the Golden Eagle Luxury Trains service with its steam double header.

Leningradski Voxhall Memorial

It is hidden but very easy to find. Go to Komsomolskaya metro. Then find Leningradski Voxhall (railway station). Choose the left hand station building with the white and yellow facade. Proceed through the station past the white bust of Lenin and out on to the platforms. The memorial (below) commemorating the construction of the Moscow – St. Petersburg line is on the wall facing the platforms. See also the next item while you here!

Lenin's 4 wheel carriage

This is also at Leningradski - from the instructions above choose Platform 1 on the right, and walk to the end. Go down the metal staircase at the end of it and out on to the tracks. Follow the path and go down the left hand side of the signal box and over the bridge over a road. Follow the fence as it curves to the right and near the carriage depot you will see Lenin’s pre-revolutionary 4 wheel coach under 3 trees. There is also a silver monument to Lenin.. It resembles a 1913 8 wheel bogie carriage in the Moscow Railway museum and another bogie 8 wheel carriage I found in Azerbaijan.

In the Komsomolskaya square, or more accurately the “traffic island”, reached via the underpass running from Leningradski to Kazanski you can find the monument to Pavel Petrovich Melnikov. Melnikov was one of the engineers who worked on the construction of the Moscow – St.Petersburg railway. The same underpass serves Komsomolskaya metro station and the tram stop. Just take the exit to the tram stop in the middle of the road. The monument is quite extensive and has gardens and a fountain.

At Yaroslavski you can find a kilometre post of the Trans-Siberian railway. It reads 9298 km on one side and 0 km on the other. It is at the station end of the platforms behind a fence.


Rob Dickinson