Rails-rails, sleepers-sleepers. Railway depot

The tour operator "Navigator Ukraine" continues a series of professional orientation tours to the beloved Kharkov. This time we turn to railway transport, its history and today's realities.

We are sure that this excursion:

will make you take a fresh look at the profession of a railway worker, plunge into its secrets, visit a multifunctional enterprise, get acquainted with modern technologies and, possibly, find a dream and a goal in life!

In the excursion program: transport service by a comfortable bus, a thematic excursion "Kharkiv transport, Kharkiv railway ", a tour of the Osnova locomotive depot, a visit to the Museum of History and Technology of the Southern Railway, a trip - an excursion along the Small Southern Railway.

Everyone who has ever played a conductor, a machinist, admired from the train window with flashing landscapes - is dedicated!


Kharkov - locomotive depot "Osnova" - museum of the history of the South Railway - Malaya DZHD

Duration of the tour

4 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Excursion program

Thematic excursion "Steel highways". Kharkov at all times of its history has been an important transport hub. Automobile transport and air, trams and trolleybuses, buses and metro - each of them has its own interesting history and destiny. But today we will talk about the railroad.
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The first train arrived on the territory of modern Ukraine from Vienna to Lvov on November 4, 1861. Since 2002, the Day of the Railwayman has been celebrated in Ukraine on this day. The official opening of freight and passenger traffic on the Kursk-Kharkov railway took place in 1869. Since that day, the countdown of the activities of the YuZhD begins. Locomotives and electric locomotives, diesel locomotives and diesel trains, high-speed trains and rail buses, freight and passenger transportations, Kharkov railway stations and depots - this and much more will be discussed during the excursion. 

Excursion to the "Locomotive Depot" - the largest on the Southern Railway and one of the largest in Ukraine. Technology of repair of locomotives and rolling stock, boiler plants, compressor units, chemical laboratory, water treatment facilities, modern repair and maintenance workshops. 
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Tourists will have the opportunity to inspect the premises and offices where the pre-trip medical commission of drivers is made, see a unique simulator that imitates the cabin of an electric locomotive driver, as well as a psychologist's office, where drivers receive psycho-emotional relief. Visit to the enterprise museum.

Perhaps a visit to the Museum of History and Technology of the South Railway. Near the South Station on a large territory is a new museum of the South Railway. It has more than 500 exhibits, including models of trains, tools for repairing locomotives, old documents, preferential tickets for passengers before the war, bonds and certificates of railway workers, and much more. 36 rare types of equipment are exhibited in the open air, including the Felix Dzerzhinsky steam locomotive, the 60P 9-year-old steam tank locomotive and others. The four-meter layout of the railway with the European city infrastructure crowns the exposition. A trip is possible - an excursion along the Small Southern Railway or a visit to the Lokomotiv cafe.
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The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"50 + 444 + 4, 44 + 1040 + 8, 40 + 1436 + 12, 36 + 1830 + 4, 30 + 825 + 4, 25 + 1315+2, 16+2, 17+3, 20+4
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transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance fees are paid extra. Depot "Onova" - 600 UAH per group, Museum of the South Railway - 15 UAH / person, Small South Railway - 7 UAH, the cafe accepts orders in advance and with prepayment.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and entrance tickets before booking.


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