On January 18, 1943 the Soviet Army broke the blockade of Leningrad, and the railwaymen in a short time built the railroad Polyany - Shlisselburg in the penetration corridor and Leningrad received a direct rail link to the mainland. Subsequently, the railway track was named - "The Road of Victory."
The first freight train came to Leningrad on February 7, 1943. The same day from the fifth platform of Finlyandsky Railway Station the freight train loaded with gun barrels’ castings went to the mainland. The train was carried by locomotive Эм 721-83. Today it is installed as a monument near Petrokrepost station and is a part of October railway museum complex. The museum was opened in 1995 in the building of Petrokrepost railway station. On February 7, 2013, during the 70th anniversary of the first arrival of train after the break of the blockade of Leningrad, exposition was generally improved; exhibition equipment updated, latest technical tools and multimedia were installed.
All museum exposition dedicated to the history and builders of the Road of Victory, to the Shlisselburgskaya line during the war and to the unprecedented act of bravery of the railwaymen, being part of the 48th special reserve locomotive column of People's Commissariat for Transportation.
Working hours: Monday – Friday 9:00-17:00
Leningrad Oblast, Vsevolozhsky District, Petrokrepost railway station, inside the railway station building.