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СЕМАФОР                                                                                                     Номер 1 (4)   Август 2002 г.

SUMMARY
This is the fourth issue of the Russian language magazine for
THE DAY OF M62, by O. Izmerov
railway enthusiasts. The magazine is still published by a group of
In spite of being one of the most widespread locomotives in
railway fans — participants of the mailing lists
the world, M62 («Mashka», «Marusya», «Lyudmila»)  diesel
1520mm@yahoogroups.com (in Russian) and
locomotive and the history of its creation and development is still
5feet@yahoogroups.com (in English). The magazine is available
terra incognita. How did a twin section 2M62 come into being?
for download for free as a PDF file or as a collection of PDF files,
What other locomotives have been developed based on the M62
and can be freely printed and distributed.
design?
NIHON NO TETSUDO, by D. Zinoviev
HOW TO STEAL A MILLION, OR… HOW TO STEAL?
This time, our overseas author Dmitry Zinoviev brings us to
By A. Kondakov, S. Sigachev, and V. Zimin
Kansai Region of Japan   namely, to the city of Osaka and its
Every Web master (including those of railway related Web
suburbs. Under the consideration is the Osaka subways, railways,
sites) invests tremendous effort and a lot of personal time into the
monorails, funiculars, and other types of guided vehicles. Have a
development of exciting exclusive contents of his site. However,
lunch on board the Shinkansen «bullet train», enjoy vintage D51
some «authors» follow the thorny path of stealing the copyrighted
class steam locomotives in Tsukuba and Osaka, climb the misty
materials and deploying them in their Web pages, as well as in
mountains — and a lot more!
local and professional newspapers. This is a report of some of the
THE PECULIARITIES OF THE RAILWAY NOVOMOSKOVSK,
most recent cases of plagiarism.
by D. Kabanov
RAILWAY PRESERVATION IN LATVIA, by T. Altbergs

The town of Novomoskovsk, 200 km south of Moscow, is small.

A small review of the state of railway preservation efforts in
But a real railway fan can find here a lot of interesting places to visit.
Latvia, prepared by the former director of the Riga railway
THE «DREAM» FLIGHT, by A. Lomov and A. Popov
museum.
It was a long and winding journey, as two railfans from
THE NEW OLD MUSEUM, by A. Kondakov
Moscow tried to reach a working narrow gauge system near the
In August 2001, a new railway exposition opened in Saint
city of Tver (former Kalinin). Luckily, their effort was compensated
Petersburg. A brief story of the Varshavsky (Warsaw) station
in full. Share their bright reminiscences and enjoy the photographs!
museum can be found in this article.
THE CROSSROADS OF VELIKIE LUKI, by A. Kondakov
OFF THE DUSTY SHELF: LENINGRADSKY TERMINAL, 1959,
From the very beginning of the XXth century, the life of the
from the collection of I. Lapshov and A. Kondakov
town of Velikie Luki in Pskov Region of Russia was indivisibly linked
A must for timetables fans! The timetable of passenger trains
to the Railway. The were the better times, and there were the worse
from the Leningradsky terminal in Moscow, as it used to be in
times… Alexander Kondakov continues his story about the stations
1959, accompanied by a picture of one of the trains.
on the Bologoe — Polotsk line.
OUR BACK COVER, by V. Boorkova
THEY WERE THE FIRST, by O. Izmerov
The Amur River Bridge in Khabarovsk is one of the most
Oleg Izmerov of the Bryansk Works completes his story of the
impressive installations in the Transsib. It has been recently rebuilt,
first Russian diesel locomotives. They became real masterpieces
but it has not become less impressive.
of the Russian engineering thought. Some design solutions
AT THE END
discovered almost a century ago, are still widely used at home

As always — railway crossword, humor, cartoons, classified ads…

and abroad.
SOME INTERESTING PLACES IN RUSSIAN RAILWAY WEB
FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS (OUR ADVERTISMENT)
«KHARKOV STATE ACADEMY OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT (KHSART)» — official site of ex Kharkov Institute of Railway
Transport Engineers (Ukraine) has a brief description about history of the Academy.
Visit us online at: http://kart.kharkov.com/eng/index.shtml
«RAILNET» — site presents historical St. Petersburg tram cars and multiple tips from history and nowadays, rail related
links and another projects info. Visit us online at: http://www.mapserv.com/railnet/e/
«KAZAN TRAM» – small, but informative page with map and routes of trams in Kazan (Tatarstan). Visit us online at:
http://untifler.narod.ru/
«RAILWAY TERNOPOL» – site with timetables, maps and other usefull railway information of Ternopol region (Ukraine).
Visit us online at: http://www.railway.te.ua/ind_gb.htm
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