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Primorskaya railway

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Primorskaya railway was located near Saint Peterburg and it lay on the route Saint Peterburg, Sestroretsk, Beloostrov. The railway was served by steam locomotives from the moment of opening and before joining to Oktyabrskaya railway in 1925.

Many articles refer to the "Joint-stock company of the Prinorskaya St.-Peterburg-Sestroretsk railway". It is not known whether the misspelling of Primorskaya actually appeared in the company's title. The title implies that the western terminus of the railway was intended to be Primorsk but it did not reach Primorsk within the lifetime of the company.

The route of the line in the Saint Petersburg area is difficult to follow because various changes were made between 1894 and 1928. Of particular note was the closure of Primorsky Rail Terminal (due to flooding) in 1924 and the re-routing of trains to Finlyandsky Rail Terminal.

For technical needs and for travel of trains technical stops were necessary.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, steam tram engines were used, as shown below.

Train of the Seaside Sestroretsk railway, pre-1917

Train on Zavodskaya sestra crossover, 1900s

Pyotr Avenarius (1843-1909) engineer of the line

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