Udimskaya narrow-gauge railway

Last updated
Udimskaya narrow-gauge railway
Udimskaya railway9.jpg
Overview
Type Narrow-gauge railway
Locale Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia
Termini Udimsky
Website www.ilimgroup.com
Operation
Opened1938
Operator(s)OJSC «Ilim Group»
Technical
Line length61 kilometres (38 mi)
Track gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in)
Route map
Udimskaya narrow gauge railway.svg

Coordinates: 61°08′35″N45°55′14″E / 61.143084°N 45.9205748°E / 61.143084; 45.9205748 The Udimskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1938, and has a total length of 61 kilometres (38 mi), is currently operational, the track gauge is 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) and operates year-round. [1]

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.

Arkhangelsk Oblast First-level administrative division of Russia

Arkhangelsk Oblast is a federal subject of Russia. It includes the Arctic archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya, as well as the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea. Arkhangelsk Oblast also has administrative jurisdiction over Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Including Nenetsia, Arkhangelsk Oblast has an area of 587,400 km2. Its population was 1,227,626 as of the 2010 Census.

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.79 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

Contents

Current status

The Udimskaya forestry railway first line narrow-gauge railway emerged in the 1938, in the area of Kotlassky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast from the village Udimsky. The total length of the Udimskaya railway at the peak of its development exceeded 81 kilometres (50 mi), of which 61 kilometres (38 mi) is currently operational. The railway operates scheduled freight services from Udimsky, used for forestry tasks for transportation of felled logs and forestry workers. [2] In 2009, completed construction of a new locomotive depot. [3]

Narrow-gauge railway railway with a gauge (distance between rails) less than that of a standard gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge narrower than standard 1,435 mm. Most narrow-gauge railways are between 600 mm and 1,067 mm.

Kotlassky District District in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

Kotlassky District is an administrative district (raion), one of the twenty-one in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. As a municipal division, it is incorporated as Kotlassky Municipal District. It is located in the southeast of the oblast and borders with Krasnoborsky District in the north, Lensky District in the northeast, Vilegodsky District in the east, Luzsky District of Kirov Oblast and Velikoustyugsky District of Vologda Oblast in the south, and with Ustyansky District in the west. The area of the district is 6,300 square kilometers (2,400 sq mi). Its administrative center is the town of Kotlas. Population: 21,005 (2010 Census); 24,964 (2002 Census); 32,800 (1989 Census).

Udimsky Settlement in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia

Udimsky is a rural locality in Privodinskoye Urban Settlement of Kotlassky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The population is 2,081 as of 2010.

Rolling stock

Locomotives

TU6 diesel locomotive

TU6 (ТУ6) is a Soviet narrow gauge diesel locomotive for the track gauge of 750 mm.

TU8 diesel locomotive

TU8 (ТУ8) – Soviet, later Russian diesel locomotive for gauge 750 mm.

Draisine small powered rail vehicle used by track maintenance workers

A draisine is a light auxiliary rail vehicle, driven by service personnel, equipped to transport crew and material necessary for the maintenance of railway infrastructure.

Railroad car

Boxcar railroad car that is enclosed and used to carry freight

A boxcar is the North American term for a railroad car that is enclosed and generally used to carry freight. The boxcar, while not the simplest freight car design, is probably the most versatile, since it can carry most loads. Boxcars have side doors of varying size and operation, and some include end doors and adjustable bulkheads to load very large items.

Tank car Type of freight car

A tank car is a type of railroad car or rolling stock designed to transport liquid and gaseous commodities.

Dining car rail vehicle serving meals cooked on board

A dining car or a restaurant car, also a diner, is a railroad passenger car that serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.

See also

Related Research Articles

Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway

The Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway is a Russian narrow-gauge railway with a track gauge of 750 mm. The Head Office of the narrow-gauge railway is located in Alapayevsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Kudemskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Kudemskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The narrow-gauge railway, a former forest railway, was opened in 1949 and has a total length of 108 kilometres (67 mi), of which 41 kilometres (25 mi) is currently operational. The track gauge is 750 mm. The head office of the railway is located in the Arkhangelsk Oblast, Severodvinsk.

Kushaverskoye peat railway

The Kushaverskoye peat railway is located in Novgorod Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1967, and has a total length of 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) and is operational as of 2016. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Tyosovo peat railway

The Tyosovo peat railway is located in Novgorod Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1939, and has a total length of 19 kilometres (12 mi) is, track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Loyginskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Loyginskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast and Vologda Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1947, and its current operational total length is 200 kilometres (120 mi). The railway is a 750 mm narrow-gauge railway and it operates year-round.

Zelennikovskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Zelennikovskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1949, and has a total length of 57 kilometres (35 mi) is currently operational, the track gauge is 750 mm.

Konetsgorskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Konetsgorskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1942, has a total length of 80 kilometres (50 mi) and is operational as of 2015. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Nyubskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Nyubskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1934, has a total length of 50 kilometres (31 mi) and is operational as of 2015. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Kobrinskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Kobrinskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Kirov Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1946, has a total length of 80 kilometres (50 mi) and is operational as of 2014, the track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Belorucheyskaya narrow-gauge railway

The Belorucheiskaya narrow-gauge railway is located in Vologda Oblast, Russia. The forest railway was opened in 1922, has a total length of 63 kilometres (39 mi) and is operational as of 2015. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Mokeiha-Zybinskoe peat railway

The Mokeiha-Zybinskoe peat railway is located in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1950, and has a total length of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) and is operational as of 2016. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Gladkoye peat railway

The Gladkoye peat railway is located in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1970, and has a total length of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) and is operational as of 2016. The track gauge is 750 mm. The railway operates year-round.

Sharya Forest Museum Railway

The Sharya Forest Museum Railway is a 750 mm -gauge forest railway based at open-air Sharya Forest Museum located in Sharya, opened in 2014.

Far East Childrens Railway

The Far East Children's Railway is a narrow gauge miniature railway in the Russian town Khabarovsk. The railway was opened on 19 May 1958 as one of the many pioneer railways in the USSR and is still in use.

Shymkent Childrens Railway

The Shymkent Children's Railway is a narrow gauge children's railway in Shymkent in Kazachstan. The track with a gauge of 750 mm has a length of 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). It has two railway stations. The railway was inaugrarated in 1980 as one of the many pioneer railways in the Soviet Union.

Alma-Ata Childrens Railway

The Alma-Ata Children's Railway is a narrow-gauge children's railway in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which was called Alma-Ata from 1921 to 1993. The main route of the track had a gauge of 750 mm and a length of 1.24 km (0.77 mi). It was inaugurated on 13 September 1952 as one of many pioneer railways in the Soviet Union and on 20 July 1997 it was temporarily decommissioned. Since 2006 it has operated as a ridable miniature railway for entertainment rather than an educational purpose.

Pizhemskaya narrow gauge railway

The Pizhemskaya narrow gauge railway is a narrow-gauge railway in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia, built as an industrial railway for logging operations. The forest railway was opened in 1926, has a total length of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) and is operational as of 2017, the track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Lundanskaya narrow gauge railway

The 'Lundanskaya narrow gauge railway is a narrow-gauge railway in Kirov Oblast, Russia, built as an industrial railway for logging operations. The forest railway was opened in 1950, has a total length of 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) and is operational as of 2017, the track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

Laryan narrow-gauge railway

The Laryan narrow-gauge railway is located in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1939, and has a total length of 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) and is operational as of 2017. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round. Limited Liability Company «Tikhvin-Torf» was established on the 16 of November in 2000 and is the successor of Peat enterprise Laryan. The main activity of the LLC «Tikhvin-TORF» company production of milled peat, semimanufactures of sod peat for household needs, peat semimanufac tures for agriculture. Deliveries of peat are made by rail for the heat-only boiler station of the village Krasava.

Ronga narrow gauge railway

The Ronga narrow gauge railway is located in Mari El, Russia. The peat railway was opened in 1967, and has a total length of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) and is operational as of 2017. The track gauge is 750 mm and operates year-round.

References

  1. Болашенко, С. (25 February 2007). УДИМСКАЯ УЗКОКОЛЕЙНАЯ ЖЕЛЕЗНАЯ ДОРОГА СХЕМЫ И ТОПОГРАФИЧЕСКИЕ КАРТЫ [Udimskaya narrow-gauge railway schematics and maps] (in Russian).
  2. Болашенко, С. (11 January 2006). УДИМСКАЯ УЗКОКОЛЕЙНАЯ ЖЕЛЕЗНАЯ ДОРОГА [Udimskaya narrow-gauge railway] (in Russian).
  3. Новое депо Удимской УЖД [New locomotive depot]. ЭМБ (in Russian).