Gusevskoye peat narrow gauge railway
|Gusevskoye peat railway|
|Type||Narrow gauge railway|
|Locale||Vladimir Oblast, Russia|
|Line length||25 kilometres (16 mi)|
|Track gauge||750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
Coordinates: The Gusevskoye peat railway is located in Vladimir Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1920, and has a total length of which 25 kilometres (16 mi) is currently operational, the track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in).
Gusevskoye peat railway emerged in the 1920s, in the area Gus-Khrustalny District, in a settlement named Gus-Khrustalny in 1931 became a town. The railway had a maximum length of about 100 kilometres (62 mi) at their peak. Gusevskoye railway was built for hauling peat and workers and operates year-round with several pairs of trains a day. At present only 25 kilometres (16 mi) of the railway is operational, current operations include passenger traffic (workers-tourists) and freight traffic, transportation of peat. A peat briquette factory was built and put into operation in 2010 in a settlement named Gusevskiy. A peat briquette factory was built and put into operation in 2011 in a settlement named Mezinovskiy. About 2011 half of the railroad was dismantled. Formed two separate railway network.
There was two separated railways, operated by different companies.
- Guseevskiy - westbound.
- Mezinovskiy - northbound.
Transportation of peat briquette plants is going.
Locomotive Depot - Mezinovskoye:
- TU7 - № 2999, 3310, 2087, 3028, 3311
- TU6D - № 0023
- TU6A - № 1663
- ESU2A - № 249, 721, 997, 994
- ESU1 - № 277 (Snow blower)
- TD-5U Pioneer
- GMD4 rail lorry (to the museum in 2013)
Engine Shed - Gusevskoye:
- Tank car
- Crane (railroad)
- Tank car - fire train
- Passenger car (rail)
- Track laying cranes
- Side-tipping wagons
- Open wagon for peat
- Hopper car to transport track ballast
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