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Welcome to the Finnish Russian rolling stock page! While the Russian locomotives currently only run a few kilometers to Finland on the eastern border, the Russian freight railcars are abundant both in types and numbers. There are also dozens of Russian passenger cars visiting Finland every day. These connect Helsinki to St petersburg and Moscow by rail (both countries share the 1520/1524mm or 5ft gauge). Depending on how the EU and Russian relations develop, there might be some private companies and RZD (the Russian railways) locomotives on the Finnish networks as well (there has been aplications for that) in the future. The year 2010 will bring a joint venture Karelian Trains Pendolinos on the rails of both Finland and Russia.
Locomotives - 2Te116s
Passenger Locomotives in Vainikkala
one of the more rare locomotives visiting Vainikkala occasionally, the
EP10 number 004 "Vuoksa" (Vuoksi in Finnish) also visits Finland
occasionally. Here the
impressive locomotive is seen in St Petersburg a hundred miles east.
Picture by Denis Shalyapin 2006.
Russian built locomotives of VR-Yhtyma
Created for 4rail.net by Ilkka Siissalo and John McKey. Pictures by Hannu Luukannel, Hannu Peltola, Ilkka Siissalo, Sanna Siissalo, Gerard J. Putz, Stanislav Voronin and John McKey.
See also these pages!
Finnish Railroads Main Page, a great place to start browsing this section.
Finnish railroad organizations and railroad operators have their own pages, as well as the largest operator VR-Yhtyma and a newcomer to the field Junakalusto.
While much of the passenger traffic concentrates around the capital Helsinki, you might be interested in the roster pictures of VR-Yhtyma, Junakalusto and the city of Helsinki operator HKL. HKL operates the metro, buses and narrow gauge trams.
You might also like to see the Finnish Rolling Stock Classes Page or the Rolling Stock Heritage Classes Page!
The Finnish Infrastructure Page gives you details on the railroad projects of past, present and the future. Finnish Railroad History Page describes the beginnings of Finnish railroading.
Finnish location is quite challenging for the railroading, the European Union Railroading Page and the Rail Baltica Page shed light to this subject.
Russians in Finland Page brings you some of the exotic Russian models, many still dating back to the Soviet period.
Last but not least, Take a virtual tour with a Finnish heritage locomotive Vr1 / "Chicken". This story was brought to 4rail.net by Hannu Peltola.
Lets hunt some Wolfpacks! This is the special story page devoted to VR-Yhtyma Sr1 Wolves.
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