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1:35 Russian Imperial Railway Covered Wagon - MINIART

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In the early 1830s Russian inventors father and son Cherepanovs built the first Russian steam locomotive. The first railway line was built in Russia in 1837 between Saint-Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo, and called the Tsarskoye Selo Railway. It was 27 km long and linked the Imperial Palaces at Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk. Track gauge was 6 feet (1830 mm). The Department of Railways, was created in the Russian Empire in 1842 in order to oversee the construction of Russia's second major railway line, the Moscow –Saint Petersburg Railway. The railway linked the imperial capital Saint-Petersburg and Moscow and was built between 1842 and 1851. Track gauge was 1,524 mm (5 ft) and this became the Russian standard gauge. From 1853-1862, a line was built from St. Petersburg to Warsaw, thus connecting with Western Europe. Tsar Nicholas II clearly attached great importance to railways since he had his own railway line constructed from Vitebsky railway station to the Emperor railway station in Pushkin town in 1902. During World War I Russia used a mix of light and heavy armoured trains. 

THE KIT:

  • Doors and windows, can be posed open or closed
  • Workable wheels
  • Photo-etched parts included
  • Decal sheet for 9 variants
  • Railway track (Russian gauge) included