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Thread: Irkutsk Children Railway

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    Default Irkutsk Children Railway

    East Siberian Children Railway - railway education center for teenagers, located on the islands Yunost and Konniy in the middle of the Angara river.

    Park near this railway on the Yunost island:
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    Hello Vladislav,

    Thank you for the pictures. My daughters liked the one of the playground most. Had to explain it is a bit too far away to visit. Almost 8.000 kilometers, so about 5 days of driving

    Wim

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    Children's railways were created in 1930s in the Soviet Union as career guidance centers, where teenagers could get basic rail skills: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_railway Some railways quite long and carry a large number of passengers - it's a not only attraction, also during WWII children railways were used for freight transportation.

    Children railways usually uses narrow gauge - 750 millimeters:
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    All I ever had was a Hornby trainset... And that wasn't until I was 15. Prior to that I had to make do with a clockwork loco and oval of track, then later the "Big Big Train" complete with plastic track! (BBT items probably worth a fortune on Ebay now).

    Anyhow thanks for sharing, Vlad.
    Vern.

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    Inside the passenger building:


    Old Polish passenger car Pafawag:
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    View to Yunost island from bridge over Angara river:
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    Preserved broad-gauge steam locomotive L and other exhibits:
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    Layout inside the station building:
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    Departure of train:
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    View to this railwаy from bridge:
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