SVPS - Direct Connection Sleeping Car

SVPS - Direct Connection Sleeping Car

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:13 am

Russian model. Small serie.

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It is a model of the sleeper car for the International Sleeping-Car Company. It was founded in 1872 and since 1894 operated luxury express passenger trains in Europe and Russia, including Trans-Siberian express train across Russia (from Saint-Petersburg to the Pacific coast) and trains from Europe to China and Manchuria (North-Eastern part of China).
The truck replacement service was not provided at that era, so these cars were in use only on the "russian gauge" and the passengers had to have a transfer on the Russian border.

After the Russian revolution the property of the private companies was nationalized and these cars were renamed into SVPS - Sleeping Car for Direct Connection. They were used as top-class sleeping car(s) in the high-class passenger trains (such as "Red Arrow", Moscow-Leningrad, or Trans-Siberian express train, from Moscow to the Vladivostok city at the Pacific coast), usually 1 car per train, as tail car, due to its wooden construction.

Such cars were in service until the late 1950s.

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The SVPS sleeper car in the Red Arrow train, 1952
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Re: SVPS - Direct Connection Sleeping Car

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15 am

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