Children's railway

Children's railway
Kolejka Parkowa Maltanka (Park Railway Maltanka) in Poznań, Poland (600 mm (1 ft 11 58 in) gauge).
Steam Locomotive on Kiev Children's Railway, Ukraine (750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) gauge).

A children's railway is an extracurricular educational institution, where teenagers learn railway professions. This phenomenon originated in the USSR and was greatly developed in Soviet times. The world's first children's railway was opened Moscow, in Gorky Park[1] in 1932. At the breakup of the USSR, 52 children's railways existed in the country.

Many children's railways are still functioning in post-Soviet states and Eastern European countries. Examples include a children's railway in Minsk, one in Yaroslavl and many other cities.


List of children's railways

There are children's railways situated in following cities:


  • Yerevan Children's railway













See also


  1. ^ Children's railways: Gorky Park, Moscow (Russian)

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