14, January 2013, 15:40


Russian Railway Museum in St. Petersburg


The Russian Railway Museum, located in St. Petersburg at Bibliotechny Lane, 4/2, near Baltiyskiy Railway Station, a 7-minute walk from Baltiyskaya metro station, is the main railway museum of Russia and one of the largest railroad museums in the world.

The opening of the museum, timed to the 180th anniversary of the railways of Russia, was held on October 30, 2017. The Russian Railway Museum on Google Maps. Photos by: Alexander Popov.russian-railway-museum-st-petersburg-1-small[1]

The museum complex is located on the territory of more than 50,000 square meters. There are two main buildings – an old locomotive depot and a modern building – united by a glass gallery with a suspension bridge into a single exhibition space.

One of the oldest steam locomotives preserved in Russia. It was built at the Kolomna plant for the Vladikavkaz (present North Caucasian) Railway in 1897.


Model of the Cherepanovs’ locomotive – the first steam locomotive built in Russia in the 1830s.


Model of the Tsarskoye Selo Railway – the first public railroad in Russia opened in 1837.



Model of a railway station in Vladivostok.


The main exhibits of the museum are real locomotives and wagons.


Here you can look into the past.


This wagon was manufactured at the Russian-Baltic Wagon Building Plant in Riga in 1902.


How does the locomotive look from the inside? The first such model of a locomotive in the history of Russia built on the basis of a real locomotive.


Different old wagons. The white wagon at the end is a glacier wagon for transportation of butter from Siberia.



Shch-el-1 – Russia’s first diesel locomotive (1924).


Electric locomotive EP (GET) also known as “Crocodile” – an industrial electric locomotive produced in the USSR in the 1930s.


Electric locomotive Ss (Suramian Soviet) – the first electric locomotive of constant current produced in the Soviet Union in 1932-1934.


АВ АМ МОТ 758 – a passenger 4-axis diesel motor car manufactured in Romania at the Malax factory in 1939.


Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the Second World War. The process of placing a wounded soldier into a standard passenger wagon.



ТE3 – a Soviet diesel-electric locomotive built from 1953 to 1973.



TE7 – a Soviet passenger locomotive with electric transmission built from 1956 to 1964.


TEP60 – a passenger diesel locomotive with electric transmission manufactured in the USSR at Kolomna diesel locomotive plant from 1960 to 1987.


TEP80 (on the right) – an experimental passenger diesel locomotive manufactured in the USSR from 1988 to 1989 at the Kolomna diesel locomotive plant. In total, 2 locomotives of this series were built.

This locomotive holds the speed record for diesel locomotives. On October 5, 1993, TEP80-0002 was accelerated to a speed of 271 km per hour.



TE5-20-032 – a locomotive for cold regions.


TEP10 “Strela” (“Arrow”) produced in 1961-1968.


This is only a small part of the unique exhibits presented in the Russian Railway Museum. Also there is a large exposition of unique trains under the open sky. The museum has a children’s room, a cafe, a conference room.

You definitely should visit this museum during your visit to St. Petersburg.



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