Kudemskaya narrow-gauge railway
|Kudemskaya narrow gauge railway|
|Type||Narrow gauge railway|
|Locale||Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia|
|Operator(s)||СМУП «БЕЛОЕ ОЗЕРО»|
|Line length||41 kilometres (25 mi)|
|Track gauge||750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
Coordinates: The Kudemskaya narrow gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The narrow gauge railway, a former forest railway, was opened in 1949 and has a total length of 108 kilometres (67 mi), of which 41 kilometres (25 mi) is currently operational. The track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5 1⁄2 in). The Head Office of the narrow gauge railway is located in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, Severodvinsk.
The total length of Kudemskoy narrow gauge railway at the peak of its development exceeded 100 kilometres (62 mi). The main station is located in the village of Beloye Ozero; the Vodogon station is located on the western outskirts of the city of Severodvinsk. Passenger trains between Vodogon and Beloye Ozero are scheduled five times a week. The railway also transports goods such as food, post and fuel. In 2010, this narrow gauge railway appeared in the Forbes ranking of the 10 most beautiful railway routes in the world. In 2013, a new passenger car was purchased for the route.
References and sources
- "History from 1949 to 1997. (Russian language)".
- "How narrow-gauge railway Kudemskaya appeared in Forbes ranking (Russian language)".
- "Luxury for a small gauge, with air conditioning and heating system (Russian language)".
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