ARMOURED TRAINS

Part 3.1

The Armoured Train in Panssarimuseo

 

 

What remained from Armoured Train 1 after Continuation War is now Panssarimuseo (Finnish Armour Museum) in Parola, near Hämeenlinna. After World War 2 the train was on storage in Weapons Depot 5 and was transferred from there to the museum in 1984. While the train is missing a proper armoured locomotive and the wagons are now unarmed they form almost complete armoured train (armoured locomotive is missing) - one of the very few historical armoured trains still remaining today. Below are some photos showing the train and its wagons.

PICTURE: View of the armoured train. The wagon in the front is 3-axle artillery wagon. This the only remaining wagon of Russian armoured heavy train captured in year 1918..CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (159 KB).

PICTURE: Side-view of 3-axle artillery wagon. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (129 KB).

PICTURE: Captured Soviet PL-37 artillery wagon. This wagon was part of the Soviet armoured train captured near Äänislinna / Petroskoi / Petrozavodsk in year 1941. Unlike rest of the captured train it saw Finnish use. It was added to Armoured Train number 2 for rest of the Continuation War. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (140 KB).

PICTURE: Tk3 series locomotive. Unfortunaly non-armoured and while similar as model as used with armoured trains this particular individual locomotive did not serve with them. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (148 KB).

PICTURE: Kitchen wagon. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (154 KB). Originally this was open-top artillery wagon armoured for Finnish Red Guards in Fredriksberg Works during Finnish Civil War in year 1918.

PICTURE: Side-view of kitchen wagon. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (131 KB).

PICTURE: 4-axle artillery wagon after its many modifications. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (136 KB).

PICTURE: View showing the whole train from another end. The first wagon behind the flatcar is 4-axle artillery wagon. CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (176 KB).


Special thanks to Panssarimuseo (Finnish Armour Museum), Parola.


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