Another photo essay that I thought you would find interesting from the English Russia web site http://englishrussia.com/ about Joseph Stalin's Lost Railroad. I had seen this article a few years ago and was just reminded about it when I saw a few people on the Steam-Tech mailing list discussing it. It is very interesting and the pictures are quite good. Like the other trains that are falling apart it is a shame to see what has happened to these railroad antiques.
Stalinís Lost Railway
Weíve had recently an abandoned railway in Abkhazia, abandoned as a result of USSR collapse when new ďindependentĒ republics couldnít maintain the complicated and high-cost USSR legacy objects. But this one was abandoned long before the USSR collapse, it was doomed to be abandoned from the beginning. It was built by a personal Stalinís order in the middle of nowhere - deep inside Northern Siberia between Salekhard city and Igarka town. It was not connected with any other Russian Federal Railway System and the purpose of it still is not very clear, so as a senseless toy it way abandoned pretty soon and now rusts accessible only with a helicopter.