Lebyazhye is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) in the Lomonosovsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. A newly painted diesel locomotive 2TE10L will meet you at the gate. Such locomotives were produced at the Lugansk diesel locomotive plant (Luhanskteplovoz) from 1961 to 1977.
In 1965, the Lugansk plant (since 1970 — Voroshilovgrad Locomotive Works) switched to the mass production of 2TE10L, having built 80 diesel locomotives at once, and since 1968 it has already produced more than three hundred of these machines (over six hundred sections) annually.
The first representatives of the series entered the Southern Railway, as well as the Great Ring of the Moscow Railway; since 1968, they have already arrived on other roads. Also, from 1964 to 1968, the plant produced 218 single-section passenger diesel locomotives TEP10L, which is a passenger modification of 2TE10L.
I am not so familiar with steam locomotives. I added a list of steam locomotives presented at Lebyazhye at the end of this article. The rolling stock is located on four long tracks.
Russian locomotive class TE3. In 1950, at the Malyshev Factory in Kharkov, work began on the design of a main-line freight diesel locomotive, capable of completely replacing and displacing steam locomotives from the railways.
In 1954, factory-built the first three pre-production diesel locomotives (double sections), “pilot batch”: TE3-002; TE3-003; TE3-004. Diesel locomotive TE3 became the most massive series on the road network of the Soviet Union. Diesel locomotives continued to be built until 1973, a total of 6,797 diesel locomotives were produced.
TG102 is a cargo-passenger two-section diesel locomotive with hydraulic transmission, produced in the USSR in the early 1960s.
Diesel locomotive TE2-066. This is a passenger-and-freight diesel locomotive produced from 1948 to 1955 at the Kharkov factory.
15-ton steam cranes from the late 1940s-early 1950s which probably are copies of USATC Brownhoist 15 ton capacity crane.
Diesel locomotive Da-031. This is an American locomotive manufactured by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) from 1942 to 1946.
Among the steam locomotives
Steam train numerology
The same locomotive
Steam locomotive running on oil
Some steam locomotives are in more or less decent external condition.
Nameplate of a steam locomotive, originally from Nizhny Novgorod
Steam locomotives among the forest
The ChS2-165 is an electric mainline DC passenger locomotive used in Russia. It was manufactured by the Škoda Works in Czechoslovakia between 1958 and 1973 for the Soviet Union railroads.
Electric locomotive VL22-179. Such electric locomotives were produced at the Kolomna factory from 1938 to 1941.
Steam locomotive and diesel locomotive
Steam locomotive P36 — Soviet mainline passenger steam locomotive, produced by the Kolomna plant from 1950 to 1956.
A freight car, or maybe even a cargo-passenger car (there are windows)
SU steam train (working at the time of visit)
Diesel train D1-720. Until recently it was used as a service train of the head of the road.
The ČKD ČME3 is a six axle road-switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by ČKD. The class was used primarily for shunting and mainline duties. Units have been operated by Russia, Belarus, Ukraine (as class ЧМЭ3, transliteration ChME3) and other ex-Soviet bloc countries.
Its predecessor – ChME2 – is preparing for painting
TEP-60 is a six-axle passenger diesel locomotive with direct current electric transmission, produced in the USSR at the Kolomna diesel locomotive plant from 1960 to 1987.
Steam locomotive Su206-56.
Rusty train equipment
One of the new exhibits on the site is the AS-3M motor coach
Inside the cabin of motor coach
Soviet diesel-electric locomotive TE3
The M62 is a Soviet-built diesel locomotive for heavy freight trains, exported to many Eastern Bloc countries as well as to Cuba, North Korea and Mongolia. Beside the single locomotive M62 also twin versions 2M62 and triple versions 3M62 have been built. A total number of 7164 single sections have been produced, which have been used to build 5231 locomotives
The Lebyazhye Railway Museum opening hours
The Railway Museum opening hours The museum is open 3 days a year – the first Saturday in June, July and August
Lebyazhye is on the south side of the Gulf of Finland just outside the flood barrier.
How To Get to the Lebyazhye Railway Museum
- By Train, You can get the electric train from Baltysky railway station, St. Petersburg. The timetable might change so it is better to check it on the day when you need to go there. Timetables are available here: http://www.tutu.ru/spb/ .
- By Car First time I went to Lebyazhye I traveled along the A121 via Peterhof. This runs along the south shore of the Gulf of Finland. I would not recommend this route to anyone. The A121 is seldom if at all marked. The route is picturesque but the road is slow and I was glad to find the KAD motorway by chance. The second time I went via the Northern route. This is a much better route. I went out through St.Petersburg to the causeway/flood defenses that lead to Kronstadt and then on to the South shore of the Gulf of Finland. Then I proceeded along the A121.
Steam locomotives present comprised:
- OR-18.01 (The first Class LV that gave rise to the Chinese QJ)
- SU206-56 (working at the time of visit)
- TE- 6644 (a good paint finish)
Cranes (The first two are PC15 or PK15 ; ПК-ЦУМЗ-15, 15 ton steam cranes from the late 1940s-early 1950s which are copies of USATC Brownhoist 15 ton capacity crane.
- 226 (thought to diesel, possibly steam to diesel conversion)
- 227 (appears steam from the chimney, 4 + 4w)
- 827 (appears steam from the chimney)
- DJ 45-170