This is the fourth issue of the Russian-language magazine for railway enthusiasts. The magazine is still published by a group of railway fans — participants of the mailing lists firstname.lastname@example.org (in Russian) email@example.com (in English). The magazine is available for download for free as a PDF file or as a collection of PDF files, and can be freely printed and distributed.
NIHON-NO TETSUDO, by D. ZinovievThis time, our overseas author Dmitry Zinoviev brings us to Kansai Region of Japan % namely, to the city of Osaka and its suburbs. Under the consideration is the Osaka subways, railways, monorails, funiculars, and other types of guided vehicles. Have a lunch on board the Shinkansen «bullet train», enjoy vintage D51 class steam locomotives in Tsukuba and Osaka, climb the misty mountains — and a lot more!
THE PECULIARITIES OF THE RAILWAY NOVOMOSKOVSK, by D. KabanovThe town of Novomoskovsk, 200 km south of Moscow, is small. But a real railway fan can find here a lot of interesting places to visit.
THE «DREAM» FLIGHT, by A. Lomov and A. PopovIt was a long and winding journey, as two railfans from Moscow tried to reach a working narrow%gauge system near the city of Tver (former Kalinin). Luckily, their effort was compensated in full. Share their bright reminiscences and enjoy the photographs!
THE CROSSROADS OF VELIKIE LUKI, by A. KondakovFrom the very beginning of the XXth century, the life of the town of Velikie Luki in Pskov Region of Russia was indivisibly linked to the Railway. The were the better times, and there were the worse times… Alexander Kondakov continues his story about the stations on the Bologoe — Polotsk line.
THEY WERE THE FIRST, by O. IzmerovOleg Izmerov of the Bryansk Works completes his story of the first Russian diesel locomotives. They became real masterpieces of the Russian engineering thought. Some design solutions discovered almost a century ago, are still widely used at home
THE DAY OF M62, by O. IzmerovIn spite of being one of the most widespread locomotives in the world, M62 («Mashka», «Marusya», «Lyudmila») diesel locomotive and the history of its creation and development is still terra incognita. How did a twin%section 2M62 come into being? What other locomotives have been developed based on the M62 design?
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION, OR… HOW TO STEAL?By A. Kondakov, S. Sigachev, and V. Zimin Every Web master (including those of railway%related Web sites) invests tremendous effort and a lot of personal time into the development of exciting exclusive contents of his site. However, some «authors» follow the thorny path of stealing the copyrighted materials and deploying them in their Web pages, as well as in local and professional newspapers. This is a report of some of the most recent cases of plagiarism.
RAILWAY PRESERVATION IN LATVIA, by T. AltbergsA small review of the state of railway preservation efforts in Latvia, prepared by the former director of the Riga railway museum.
THE NEW OLD MUSEUM, by A. KondakovIn August 2001, a new railway exposition opened in Saint Petersburg. A brief story of the Varshavsky (Warsaw) station museum can be found in this article.
OFF THE DUSTY SHELF: LENINGRADSKY TERMINAL, 1959, from the collection of I. Lapshov and A. KondakovA must for timetables fans! The timetable of passenger trains from the Leningradsky terminal in Moscow, as it used to be in 1959, accompanied by a picture of one of the trains.
OUR BACK COVER, by V. BoorkovaThe Amur River Bridge in Khabarovsk is one of the most impressive installations in the Transsib. It has been recently rebuilt, but it has not become less impressive.
AT THE ENDAs always — railway crossword, humor, cartoons, classified ads…
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