Kokshetau Children's Railway

Kokshetau Children's Railway
Kökşetau balalar temır joly (Kazakh)
Кокшетауская детская железная дорога (Russian)
Kokshetau Children’s Railway, 1991.jpg
Train on the trip, 1991
Opened6 August 1978
Line lengthTotal: 1.8 km (1.1 mi)
Track gauge750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in)

The Kokshetau Children's Railway (Kazakh: Көкшетау балалар темір жолы, romanized: Kökşetau balalar temır joly; Russian: Кокшета́уская де́тская желе́зная доро́га) was a narrow gauge children's railway in Kokshetau in Kazakhstan.[1] The track with a gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) had a length of 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi). It had one railway stations. The railway was inaugrarated on 6 August 1978 as one of the many pioneer railways in the Soviet Union.[2] It was taken out of service and dismantled in 1996.


So far the track had a length of 1.8 km (1.1 mi). It had one station.[3]


It was fully operated by teenagers. One of many children's railways that existed in the USSR and continued functioning after its breakup in post-Soviet states, it was opened on 6 August 1978 and continued functioning until 1996.[4] The railway line counted 1 station: Sinegorie (or Sinegorye).[5]

Rolling stock


The trains had the names such as Yunyy Kokchetavets (Юный Кокчетавец, Young Kokshetau resident) and so on.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Сутягин, Дмитрий. "Самая-самая ..." www.dzd-ussr.ru. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  2. ^ Дмитрий Сутягин (Dmitry Sutyagin): Детские железные дороги СССР – История и современность: Кокшетау. 2000–2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ Kokchetav Children's Railway.. Downloaded on 27 November 2020.
  4. ^ Сутягин, Дмитрий. "Самая-самая ..." www.dzd-ussr.ru. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  5. ^ Сутягин, Дмитрий. "Самая-самая ..." www.dzd-ussr.ru. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  6. ^ Сутягин, Дмитрий. "Самая-самая ..." www.dzd-ussr.ru. Retrieved 2013-12-26.

External links

  • Kokshetau children's railway (on dzd-ussr.ru)
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