Pishchalskoye peat narrow gauge railway

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Pishchalskoye peat railway
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Overview
Type Narrow gauge railway
Locale Kirov Oblast, Russia
Termini Mirnyi
Website www.vyatkatorf.ru
Operation
Opening 1963
Operator(s) ЗАО «ВяткаТорф»
Technical
Line length 35 kilometres (22 mi)
Track gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in)
Route map
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Coordinates: 58°18′16″N 48°37′56″E / 58.30443°N 48.63222°E / 58.30443; 48.63222 The Pishchalskoye peat railway is located in Kirov Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1963[1] and has a total length of which 35 kilometres (22 mi) is currently operational, the track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in).

Current status[edit]

Pishchalskoye peat railway emerged in the 1963s, in the area Orichevsky District, in a settlement named Mirnyi. The railway was built for hauling peat and carrying workers to and from the peat extraction. The railway runs 3-4cargo runs every day from two peat deposits.[2] Peat is transshipped on broad gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) rail line and taken to Kirov, Sharyu to a Combined heat and power (CHP).[3]

Rolling Stock[edit]

Locomotives[edit]

  • TU4 - № 2170, 2620, 3076, 2129, 2273
  • ESU2A - № 786, 434, 921, 102
  • TU6A - № 2172
  • TU6D - № 0159
  • TU8 - № 0426

Railroad car[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Anniversaries and Events 1960-1969.
  2. ^ Neues von russischen Schmalspurbahnen.
  3. ^ Pishchalskoye peat railway

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