Museum of the Moscow Railway

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The Entrance to the Museum

The Museum of the Moscow Railway is situated next to Paveletsky Rail Terminal in Moscow. The museum reopened to private visitors in 2011 and it reopened to the general public in January 2012. The opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10.00am to 7.00pm. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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The museum was formally the Museum of Lenin’s funeral train. It still houses exhibits relating to Vladimir Lenin's Funeral train including the 4-6-0 steam locomotive U-127 (Russian Y-127) and Lenin’s funeral van No 1691. The collection of exhibits has been expanded and it now also houses many artifacts concerning the Moscow Railway and the history of Russian Railways from the beginnings of the railways in Russia to the present day. The collection includes models, displays, documents, photographs, uniforms and items of railway equipment. U-127 is the only surviving Russian locomotive class U.


Exhibits at the museum
Exhibit case 
Exhibit case 
Model of a 19th century Russian railway office 
Scale model of a Russian locomotive class E 
Scale model of a Russian electric EP10 Locomotive 
Model of a Russian locomotive class FD number FD20-2865 
Scale model railway of the Sapsan Railway 

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References[edit]

  • Rakov, V.А. (1995), Lokomotivy otechestvennykh zheleznykh dorog 1845-1955 [Locomotives of Domestic Railways 1845-1955] (in Russian) (2 ed.), Moskva, ISBN 5-277-00821-7 
  • A.J. Heywood and I.D.C. Button. Soviet Locomotive Types: the Union Legacy. 
  • Keith Chester. Russian and Soviet Steam Locomotives Volume 1. 
  • J.N. Westwood. Soviet Locomotive Technology During Industrialization, 1928-1952. 
  • A. D. de Pater. The railway locomotives of Russia. 

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Coordinates: 55°43′42″N 37°38′32″E / 55.728338°N 37.642196°E / 55.728338; 37.642196