Ukraine May 2013






UZ ChS2-395 heads train 92 (Odessa - Luhansk) at Baronska on 17 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-443 heads train 325 (Kharkiv - Luhansk) at Baronska on 17 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-443 heads train 325 (Kharkiv - Luhansk) at Rodakove on 17 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1395 heads train 126 (Kiev - Luhansk) with its 16 coaches at Rodakove on 17 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-653 heads train 134 (Kiev - Luhansk) at Rodakove on 17 May 2013.




ChME3-2337 forwards 16 empty coaches from Luhansk staiton to Luhansk depot at Luhansk on 17 May 2013.




ChME3-1205 forwards 16 empty coaches from Luhansk station to Luhansk depot at Luhansk on 17 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-395 departs Luhansk with a passenger train to Odessa on 17 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-443 brings a passenger train from Luhansk to Kharkiv at Slavyanoserbsk on 17 May 2013.




Freshly built RZD 3TE116U-001 takes its first test run with a UZ 2TE116 and a loaded coal train from Luhansk to Debaltseve at Zomyrsk on 17 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-645 and another ChS2 run through Zomyrsk with night train 20D (Luhansk - Kiev) on 17 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-1510 runs through Zomyrsk with a freight train from the direction of Debaltseve to Luhansk on 17 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1395 runs through Zomyrsk with passenger train 326 (Luhansk - Kharkiv) on 17 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-037 heads train 92 (Odessa - Luhansk) at Baronska on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-037 heads train 92 (Odessa - Luhansk) at Rodakove on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1395 heads train 325 (Kharkiv - Luhansk) at Rodakove on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-443 runs through Rodakove with train 126 (Kiev - Luhansk) on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-771 runs through Rodakove with train 342 (Simferopol - Luhansk) on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-1503 pushes freight cars of the marshalling hill at Rodakove on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-645 runs through Rodakove with train 134 (Kiev - Luhansk) on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-1270 forwards 9 empty coaches from Luhansk station to Luhansk depot at Luhansk on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-1205 forwards 9 empty coaches from Luhansk depot to Luhansk station (depicted here) on 18 May 2013.




From left to right: UZ ChS2-037, UZ ChS2-625 and an unknown ChS2 take a rest at Luhansk station on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-037 approaches Manuilovka with passenger train 92 (Luhansk - Odessa) on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1395 approaches Manuilovka with passenger train 126 (Luhansk - Kiev) on 18 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-949 and UZ 2TE116-1258 sandwich three coaches as they approache Manuilovka with a local passenger train from Rodakove to Debaltseve on 18 May 2013.




TEM6A-1640 brings two freight cars from a siding to Manuilovka station on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1085 hauls a freight train between Debaltseve and Donetsk at Vuhlehirsk on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-814 hauls a freight train between Debaltseve and Donetsk at Vuhlehirsk on 18 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-475 and WL8m-1388 haul a freight train between Debaltseve and Donetsk at Horivda on 18 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-548 runs through Vuhlehirsk with passenger train 92 (Odessa - Luhansk) on 19 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-548 runs through Baronska with passenger train 92 (Odessa - Luhansk) on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1395 runs through Baronska with passenger train 325 (Kharkiv - Luhansk) on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1487 runs through Baronska with passenger train 342 (Simforopol - Luhansk) on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-443 runs through Baronska with passenger train 126 (Kiev/Kharkiv - Luhansk) on 19 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-653 with passenger train 134 (Kiev - Luhansk) meets a freight train at Manuilovka on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-795 hauls a freight train from Donetsk to Debaltseve through Vuhlehirsk 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-475 hauls a freight train from Donetsk to Debaltseve through Vuhlehirsk 19 May 2013.




UZ ChME3T-6425 hauls a coal train from Hrodivka to Hirnyk at Marynivka on 19 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-937 enters Krasnoarmiisk yard with a coal train from Rodynska on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8-1509 runs through Krasnoarmiisk with a freight train from Debaltseve on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-617 runs through Krasnoarmiisk with a ballast train from Donetsk on 19 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-937 leaves Krasnoarmiisk yard with a coal train from Rodynska on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1363 runs through Krasnoarmiisk with a coal train from Donetsk on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8-925 runs through Krasnoarmiisk with a freight train from Donetsk on 19 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-717 returns an empty coal train from Krasnoarmiisk to Rodynska on the outskirts of Krasnoarmiisk on 19 May 2013.




TEM2UM-021 shunts a string of freight cars at Rivne on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL11M6-485 sits in Krasnoarmiisk yard with a string of box cars on 19 May 2013.




UZ TEM2-2647 approaches Bohuslavskyi with a freight train from Bohdanivska on 19 May 2013.




UZ TEM2-2647 approaches Bohuslavskyi with a freight train from Bohdanivska on 19 May 2013.




UZ TEM2-2647 enters Bohuslavskyi station with a freight train from Bohdanivska while UZ ChME3-1650 heads another freight train on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8-162 leaves Bohuslavskyi station with a freight train to Dnipropetrovsk on 19 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-067 heads a coal train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-653 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1055 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-758 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013. UZ WL8m-758 is (invisible) at the helm.

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UZ WL8m-1521 heads an iron ore train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1311 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1622 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ ER2-425 forms a local passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL11M6-485 pulls a grain train (with the help of UZ WL8m-464 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-464 pushes a grain train (with UZ WL11M6-485 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.

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UZ WL8m-1585 pulls a freight train (with the help of UZ WL8m-1488 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1488 pushes a freight train (with UZ WL8m-1585 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-506 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL11-6256 pulls a freight train (with the help of UZ WL8m-758 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-758 pushes a freight train (with UZ WL11-6256 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1333 pulls a freight train (with the help of UZ WL8m-1311 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-342 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1021 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-464 pushes a freight train (with UZ WL8m-067 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-668 heads a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ DE1-030 pulls a freight train (with UZ WL8m-1488 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1488 pushes a freight train (with UZ UZ DE1-030 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-314 heads a passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-128 pulls a freight train (with UZ WL8m-1311 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1311 pushes a freight train (with UZ WL8m-128 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL11M-162 pulls a freight train (with UZ WL8m-1488 at the rear) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-612 pulls a coal train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-552 pulls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1216 pulls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ ER1-221 runs a local passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ WL8-185 pulls an empty iron ore train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 20 May 2013.




UZ ER1-219 forms a local passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-464 pushes a freight train (with UZ WL8m-736 at the helm) from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ER1-221 forms a local passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




One of the highlights of the trip: both blue livered UZ WL8m-1000 and UZ WL8-941 haul a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-439 hauls a passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-303 hauls UZ TEM2M-242 and a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-215 hauls a passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-354 hauls a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-758 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ DE1-033 hauls a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ER1-425 forms a local passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-653 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL11M-070 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8-592 hauls an iron ore train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL11M-013 hauls a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-302 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013. Invisible UZ WL8m-1488 brings up the rear.




UZ WL8m-1488 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013. Invisible UZ WL8m-302 is at the helm.




UZ WL8m-337 hauls a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-946 hauls an empty iron ore train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-172 hauls a passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk as it crosses UZ ER2T-7222 EMU near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-464 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1488 pushes a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-736 hauls a freight train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-124 hauls a passenger train from Dniprodzerzhynsk to Dnipropetrovsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1000 hauls a coal train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1216 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ DE1-007 and UZ WL8-592 haul a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8-1719 hauls one UZ coach from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-273 hauls a coal train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013. And yes, that is a cow on the right...




UZ WL11M-093 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1622 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ER1-425 runs a local passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-882 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 178 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1553 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ER1-222 runs a local passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-171 hauls a passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Dniprodzerzhynsk near 175 KM station on 21 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-089 hauls a UZ measurement coach from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Bohuslavskyi on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-089 hauls a UZ measurement coach from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Bazhany on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-037 hauls a passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Andromvka on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-037 hauls a passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Serhiivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-1616 departs Krasnoarsmiisk with a freight train toward Rodynska on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-1837 arrives at Krasnoarsmiisk with a work train from Rodynska on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-3603 and 3600 stand in Krasnoarsmiisk yard with a freight train on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChME3-3603 and 3600 stand in Krasnoarsmiisk yard with a freight train on 22 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-561 departs Krasnoarsmiisk in a spectacular way with a freight train toward Tsukurykha on 22 May 2013.




UZ 2TE116-561 hauls a freight train from Krasnoarmiisk to Tsukurykha at Novopavlivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-586 hauls a freight train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Serhiivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1376 hauls an iron ore train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Serhiivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1376 hauls an iron ore train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Hrodivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-515 hauls a freight train from Donetsk to Dnipropetrovsk at Hrodivka on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChS7-214 hauls a passenger train from Dnipropetrovsk to Donetsk at Hrodivka on 22 May 2013.




From right to left TEM6-1100, TEM4-800 and TEM6-2135 are busy in the steel works yard at Donetsk Leninskyi on 22 May 2013.




From left to right TEM6-1100 and TEM6h-0162 are busy in the steel works yard at Donetsk Leninskyi on 22 May 2013.




From left to right TEM6-1100 and TEM6h-0162 are busy in the steel works yard at Donetsk Leninskyi on 22 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-649 hauls a passenger train from Donetsk to Mariupol at Andriivka on 23 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-548 hauls a passenger train from Donetsk to Mariupol at Andriivka on 23 May 2013.




TEM2U-8150 hauls an iron ore train at Mariupol-Sortuvalnyi on 23 May 2013.




TEM4-3079 hauls a lime stone train at Mariupol-Sortuvalnyi on 23 May 2013.




TEM2U-8373 hauls an empty iron ore train (with an M62UP at the rear) at Mariupol-Sortuvalnyi on 23 May 2013.




A TEM2U-8373 hauls a freight train at Mariupol-Sortuvalnyi on 23 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-840 hauls a freight train from Donetsk to Mariupol at 1251 KM station on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0036 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0003 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0003 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0021 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0021 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0040 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-548 hauls a passenger train from Mariupol to Donetsk at Zavodska Ploshchadka station on 23 May 2013.




M62UP-0017 hauls an empty (but still sindering hot) sinter train at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




UZ ChS2-586 hauls a passenger train from Mariupol to Donetsk at Mariupol Illichivskyi on 23 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1172 hauls a freight train from Mariupol to Donetsk at Primorskoye on 24 May 2013.




UZ WL8m-1360 hauls a freight train from Donetsk to Dnipropetrovsk while a freight train from Ukrainsk to Hrodivka crosses above at Hrodivka on 24 May 2013.
The clouds arrived, it is time to leave. Civil war followed within one year and destroyed many railway lines we visited.