The International Steam Pages

Podmoskovnaya Depot, Moscow, August 2013

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.

Harvey Smith writes his latest visit to Podmoskovnaya Depot, Moscow, for his earlier visits which include more access information please use the link above. Further occasional visits will be recorded on this page.

On 25th August 2013, I visited the Rizhski Museum and then took the electric EMU train to Krasni Baltiets Station. This is next to Podmoskovnaya Depot and after arrival I simply walked over the footbridge to Podsmoskovnaya depot. It was a pleasant and easy trip and it proves that one can easily visit both the Museum and Podmoskovnaya depot in the same outing.

Just one word of warning, the Museum at Rizhski Station sits between the main station for trains to Riga and the suburban station. The tickets for the electric trains are sold out of holes in the station wall facing the main street. There is no ticket office and there are no ticket machines.

At Podmoskovnaya I found the following:

Being steam tested and clearly in working order:


In the works:

EU-699 74 from Shcherbinka
An unidentified Class E
An unidentified Class L

Awaiting restoration:


Visiting from St.Petersburg:


I also found what I assume to have been the scattered working parts of a railway crane..

Two Railway cranes numbered 429 and 664.

A 1930s Postal Wagon with a banner on the side showing a LMS Royal Scot class 46108 in BR livery!!!

L-2057, 2344 and 3653 being steam tested:

Unknown L Class

Unknown E Class

SO and OV visitors. Turns out they were here for Expo 1520 between September 11th and 14th 2013. 



Rob Dickinson