Museum of the Moscow Railway (Paveletskaya station)

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Museum of the Moscow Railway
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Museum Entrance
Museum of the Moscow Railway (Paveletskaya station) is located in Moscow
Museum of the Moscow Railway (Paveletskaya station)
Location within Moscow
LocationMoscow
Coordinates55°43′42″N 37°38′32″E / 55.728338°N 37.642196°E / 55.728338; 37.642196
Websitemzd.rzd.ru

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.

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The museum was formerly 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 У-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.

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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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