RailPictures.Net Photo: SO17-3241 Russian Railways Steam 2-10-0 at Moscow, Russia by Parker Wilson
 
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» Russian Railways (more..)
» Steam 2-10-0 (more..)
» Rizhsky Terminal (more..)
» Moscow, Russia (more..)
» February 10, 2021
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» Parker Wilson (more..)
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Sunrise Switching

There are few things that are more impressive to a railfan than seeing steam working in non-tourist revenue service. Due to the borders still being closed, one of Moscow's smaller terminal stations is only seeing a handful of passenger trains per week. Russian Railways doesn't think it's worth keeping their regular diesel crews stationed there with such little work to do, so somebody got the great idea to assign a steam crew to the station instead. Since December (and at least until March), Rizhskiy passenger station's terminal switcher has been one of Moscow's many restored steam locomotives. This morning that happened to be SO17-3241, a 2-10-0 built in 1948.

This might just be the only place in the world where one can find steam working as a passenger terminal switcher.

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