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Russia for Rail Fans
Activity: And Beyond Destination: Moscow, Samara, Nizhniy Novgorod, St. Petersburg Season: Middle of May- Middle of September Days: 10, Meals: HB (packed lunch)
Price: 1650 € (per person for the group of 20 pax)
Price 1580 € (per person for the group of 25 pax)
On B+B bases:
Price 1430 € (per person for the group of 20 pax)
Price 1350 € (per person for the group of 25 pax)
Day 1. Friday Arrival to Moscow. Accommodation at Hotel Izmailovo*** for the next 4 nights
Day 2. Saturday Visit the Museum of History of Moscow Railroad at Rizhsky Rail Terminal. After that we take a steam locomotive train and enjoy its exciting sounds and vibrations during a 30minutes’ ride. Afterwards we drive to the Soviet Army Museum which exhibits an armored train
Day 3. Sunday We take a fast suburban train from Yaroslavsky Railway Terminal to the town of Alexandov, where we take a coach to Pereslavl, some 75 km further. There we enjoy the private collection of the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum. You can even enjoy a short ride on a hand car.
Day 4. Monday we drive to Kolomna to visit PJSC “Kolomensky Zavod”, the leading Russian producer of modern passenger diesel locomotives, a developer and producer of a new generation of passenger electric locomotives and freight diesel locomotives for railways of Russia. After that we drive to Scherbinka for the visit of All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport. We are going to see the test ring built near the suburban station Scherbinka in 1932. Electrified line is a testing ground for new rail equipment.
Day 5 Tuesday Visit the depot at Leningradsky Railway Station. Next, we go to see an old steam locomotive in one of Moscow depots together with World War ll museum with its three exhibits, among them the version of the 0-10-0 E class, which is the largest locomotive in the world and a 305mm railway gun of the type (TM-3-12).
At 18.10 we take a night train to Samara and after 14 hours next morning we come there (4 berth compartments).
Day 6. Wednesday. At 8.40 the train comes to Samara. Visit the new Museum of Railway Transport, which boasts 80 locomotives, steam engines, diesel locomotives, trains and carriages. Visit Tolyatti’s Technical Museum, with its 5 WW-2 steam engines. We continue by a night train to Nizhniy Novgorod.
Day 7. Thursday. Arrival in Nizhniy Novgorod at 13.24. Here we stay at the Congress Hotel Central *** for one night. In Nizhniy Novgorod we will see 13 locomotives, steam engines and diesel locomotives. Next we visit another museum dedicated to Gorkovsky railway yard.
Day 8. Friday Visit Children's Railway. Stop at two other locomotives-monuments. At 15.15 we get on SAPSAN (“falcon”) high speed train running from Nizhniy Novgorod via Moscow for St. Petersburg. In 8 hours we are in St. Petersburg (at 23.15).In Moscow we have to change from Kursk train station to Leningradskiy train station. On arrival in St. Petersburg we check in for the next 2 nights at the Hotel Azimut***, 10 minute walk from Baltiisky train station.
Day 9. Saturday We go by train to Lebyazhye open ground area, where exhibits from Baltic Railway Station, October Railway museum and Central Museum of Railway are kept. It is about 50 items of unique live rolling-stock: steam locomotives of 1898 -1902; those of the Soviet times of 1945 -1950; an electric locomotive of 1933; the first suburban electric train of 1928. Visit the October Railway museum at the former Warsaw Railway Station. More than 80 restored items have taken refuge at the station. It is different classes of steam engines, diesel locomotives and even railway artillery mounts.
Day 10. Sunday Spend the morning at Shushary museum storage grounds. Shushary became known in 1838 as one of the first railway stations in Russia. The museum tells the history of the city's long association with the Russian Railways. Later in the morning- St.Petersburg-Sortirovochny-Moskovsky locomotive depot where working steam locomotives are kept
Departure to the airport