The mobile exhibition and lecture unit comprises of three office-cum-residential carriages and 8 exhibition cars, each of which is dedicated to an innovative project or company presenting their projects. The unit is staffed by 16 employees, including qualified experts and guides who will acquaint visitors with the exhibitions.
“Together with leading Russian companies and foreign partners, Russian Railways is for the first time introducing a mobile platform to demonstrate innovative and technological developments in the rail industry. This mobile exhibition and lecture unit will operate on the 1520mm broad-gauge railway space. One of the main tasks of the unit will be to stimulate the interest of young people to acquire knowledge in the technical and natural sciences, including the development of scientific and technical creativity among pupils and students,” said Vladimir Yakunin.
The mobile exhibition and lecture unit is scheduled to cover the territories of Russia’s 15 regional railways and in two months it will make 45 stops during its planned return trip between Moscow and Sovetsky Gavan.
The unit consists of the following carriages:
CARRIAGE 1 – DEVELOPING HIGH-SPEED SERVICES IN RUSSIA
In the first exhibition carriage (Innovative Development at Russian Railways), visitors can learn about the history and development of Russia’s national railway system from 1837 to 2011.
CARRIAGE 2 – ROLLING STOCK AT RUSSIAN RAILWAYS
This carriage contains scale models of modern rail technology.
CARRIAGE 3 – RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE
Carriage 3 consists of models and panoramas that present cross-sections to reveal the structure of railway lines and the inner architecture of railway stations, crossing and switching systems etc. In addition, the carriage acquaints visitors with a miniature of the railway terminal at Sochi Airport, as well as with a model of the rail complex at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan which demonstrates rockets being taken to the launch pad and the carrier rocket.
CARRIAGE 4 – NANOTECHNOLOGY. STATE CORPORATION RUSNANO
The concept of this exhibition is to demonstrate products manufactured using nanotechnology.
CARRIAGE 5 – ENERGY CONSERVATION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY
This carriage is dedicated to showcasing lighting equipment manufacturer by the Dutch company PHILIPS.
Visitors can view a number of products made by PHILIPS for a variety of uses - street lighting, industrial lighting, commercial lighting and office and residential lighting etc.). This carriage also contains a demonstration zone featuring the history of lighting equipment.
CARRIAGE 6 – CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
The carriage can be used for conferences and lectures and also is fitted with film equipment for showing film and video clips, including in 3D format, as well as presentations and themed films.
The carriage’s ceiling is fitted with an interactive model which displays “The Starry Sky”. CARRIAGE 7 – YOUTH AND PERSONNEL POLICIES. TRAINING FACILITIES AT RUSSIAN RAILWAYS
The exhibition includes training simulators: Locomotive 2ES5K, a flight-trainer simulator and a small arms shooting range. The carriage is equipped with monitors which can play videos and presentational materials relating to the youth and human resources policies at Russian Railways.
CARRIAGE 8 – MODERN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY. STATE CORPORATION ROSATOM
The exhibition in this carriage is devoted to the state corporation Rosatom and its innovative achievements in nuclear technology.
The centrepiece of the Rosatom exhibition is a full-size interactive animated model of its low-power portable nuclear power plant.
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