When did the first electric trains appear on the railway?

When did the first electric trains appear on the railway?

  • Railways in the USSR were not electrified at the same time, so the answer will depend on the area that interests you. I was born in 1948 in Miass, Chelyabinsk Region and lived there until 1957. Almost every year my parents and I went to see my grandmother. Although it was not far, about 300 km, I had to go by train. I remember exactly that in Miass, more precisely, on the section from Chelyabinsk to Zlatoust, there were electric trains (namely, suburban trains) already in 1953 (possibly earlier, but I was still small, and I don’t remember what happened before). On the section from Zlatoust to Ufa there was a non-electrified section, and it was electrified in my memory, in the interval from 1953 to 1960, so electric trains appeared on that section just in those years.

  • If we take the USSR, the first electric trains appeared back in 1926 on the Baku Sabunchi Surakhani line (the exact date is July 6, 1926). This line was only 19 km long and connected Baku with the oil fields in its suburbs Sabunchi and Surakhani. I would also like to add the fact that it (this line) was built in 1880 and became the very first railway in Azerbaijan.

    The next line for the following "electric trains" was put into operation on August 29, 1929 and it was the Moscow Mytishchi line. Only in 1937 began a more massive opening of lines for the passage of "electric trains".

    The first "train"

    When did the first electric trains appear on the railway?

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