December 6, 2007 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Russos takes photos of Moscow Metro construction. Also of a half-abandoned river port, a cool bridge being put together, and an old underground nuclear submarine base. But mostly of the Metro, behind the scenes. (Don't ask me how he gets access.)

The Balaklava submarine base photos were actually the fodder for previous posts. And if you want conventional views of the (beautiful) Moscow Metro, go look elsewhere.

A few of his photos. One blogger's sampling; another's. An index of old posts. Posts by tags: abandoned, industrial, aviation, devices, "other" metro, megadevices, metro, metro build, escalator.

Elsewhere around Balaklava.
The Neglinka (river under Moscow): 1 2 3
Tunnel vision.
Tunnels: 906, 938, 940.
Point D. Point S.
TBMs: Taking delivery, plant that makes parts for them, lowering Julia down, taking apart Claudia, more.
Borovitskaya: in the station, on the tracks, into the tunnel.
Dostoevskaya station tunnels got a bit rusty: 1 2
Sretenskij bul'var is amazing.
Trubnaya is pretty good too.
Test rides and checking dimensions: 1 2

(Bonus: Victory Day train: 1 2 3 4. Photo chronicle of Sergei Kirov. Cats.)
posted by parudox (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know, boring. Now go look at the photos.
posted by parudox at 5:45 PM on December 6, 2007

The long exposures of the sunlight entering the subway is an interesting effect.
posted by mattoxic at 6:49 PM on December 6, 2007

I'll say it: subways are very complicated.
posted by ORthey at 9:55 AM on December 7, 2007

Nice photos, thanks for the link.

Images of industry and industrial decay can be strangely compelling.
posted by sindark at 12:13 PM on December 8, 2007

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