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Children's Railways of the former USSR – Past and Present

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Nizhniy Novgorod / Gorky

Opening of summer season
The Gorky children's railway named in favor of Maksim Gorky
November 8, 1939
Full length: 4.1 kms (planned to increase to about 12 km)
Length of the main line: 3.2 kms
3 stations: Pushkino, Schastlivaya, Rodina
Civil engineering works: 2 bridges
Rolling stock: Steam locomotive Kp-4-430, diesel locomotives: TU2-155, TU2-233, TU7-2567, 14 type-PV51 coaches and 2 open cars of "stagecoach" type, 4 flatcars for freight, a snowplough
Address: 603600, RUSSIA, Nizhni Novgorod, October revolution street, 23.
Tel.: +7 (8312) 455-556, 423-259
General Manager: KUL'PIN Alexey Aleksandrovich


History of the Gorky ChRW has been running for more than 60 years. During this time many important events occurred on the line. The description of them occupies so much space that, for convenience, it is divided into three parts:


The following materials were used in preparing this report:
  • materials of the Central museum of a railway transportation (St.Perersburg)
  • materials from A.K.Filippov's and P.A.Strelkov personal archive
  • "Children's railways of Ministry of Railways of Russia", Moscow, CDDZh, 1999
  • "Train in length of 60 years", Edited by E.E.Bizunov, N.Novgorod, NPK, 1999
  • "History of Russian railways transport. Part 2: 1917-1945" / Edited by V.E.Pavlov and M.M.Uzdin, St.Petersburg-Moscow, AO "Ivan Fedorov", 1997.
  • A.K.Filippov "As it was. A history of the October Small Railway", SPb, "M.Art", 1998
  • Newspaper "Gudok", Mart 17, 1948
  • Newspaper "Gudok", № 170 (25275), September 12, 1996
  • Newspaper "Gorod i gorozhane", May 25, 1997
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