Rīgas bērnu dzelzceļš (Riga Children's railway) was opened in 1956 in Mežaparks forest. It was used mainly by young railway students for education purposes, as well as attraction for children.
In 1997 the railway was closed and few years later disasembled.
See how Komjauniešu station on Children's railway was looking in 1980s:
Railway station is one of the few points worth to see in Priedaine (another one is White Dune)
Priedaine is located on right coast of Lielupe river and it is the most closest Jurmala's neighborhood from Riga.
This photo is the beginning of my road story to Lithuania via coastline. Next stop is cafe in Jaunkemeri
A photo exhibition of historical moments of Latvia is being located at Station Square these days. All these photos of Modern Latvia were on first pages of newspapers and displayed the reality of those days. Unfortunately, none of my Riga photos were picked up :)
I have to announce that I'm also leaving Riga in two weeks and most probably I will discontinue to publish new photos on daily basis very soon. Therefore I kindly ask you, my visitors, maybe somebody has willingness to take and publish pictures of Riga instead of me? If so, please contact me.
Jugla railway station was built in 1900 on Riga-Valga railway line. Initially the station's name was Jegel, which in Livonian language means river. The post with number 7, means that it is 9,700 meters (6 miles) from Riga central station.
Рижский вокзал (Riga Railway Terminal) is one of 9 railway stations in Moscow. It is terminal station of Train Riga - Moscow, and hence it is directly connected with Riga Central Station :) There are not too many objects outside of Latvia, which contain word Riga in its name, so I guess I have good chances to cover them all in this blog as well :)
Dubulti Stacija (Dubulti Station) is one of the stops on the Riga - Sloka railway, originally opened in 1877. The current building was built by Soviet architects in 1977. The station shape reminds a high wave.
Railway station Zasulauks (old Germanic name Sassenhof) is located between stations Tornakalns and Depo on the Riga - Jurmala railroad. Initially Zasulauks was opened in 1873 as part of Riga - Bolderaja railroad, which now is being used only by freight trains.
Šķirotava (Classification yard) is a freight train station found at Kengarags, used to separate railroad cars on to one of several tracks. An areal photo of huge industrial facility was found at Central Station photo exhibition. Latvian Railway celebrates 90 years anniversary this year. See such views on your own during Riga aircraft tours
Marijas iela (Maria street) formerly Pleskavas iela (Pskov Street) is one of the main streets in Riga. Marijas iela starts at Central station, runs several blocks and then turns into Caka iela. It is not an unique case in Riga, when the same street has two names, one at the beginning and another one at the end. At the foreground a pink Art Nouveau building is newly opened Nordic Hotel Bellevue.
During early Soviet times more than 50 000 people living in Latvia were deported to Siberia and Central Asia in such wagons. It was about 2% of country population and all of them were classified as enemies of workers. Deportation of Latvian people was just a little part of something much bigger. Total more than 3 millions of people were transferred in USSR for 8 years between 1941 and 1949. It was a big crime against freedom and human being in general.
Depot of Passenger trains in Riga. All passenger train cars in Latvia are painted in orange color, which makes them different wherever they go. In fact, they go only to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine because of Russian gauge. Latvia is not connected directly to Western Europe by railway.
Riga is also known as: Riga, Riga, Rige, Rigo, Riha, Riia, Riika, Ryga, Ryha, Рига, Ріга, Рыга, Lijia, Hbuf
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