The Russian Railways Post
Bologoe-Moskovskoye (Бологое-Московское) station, Tverskaya Oblast.
RZD is a proprietor of all rail tracks, motive power and passenger cars depots, electricity networks and railway stations. Almost all locomotives and EMU/DMU are RZDs. However a big part of the long-distance passenger cars are belongs to private companies which serve the popular lines with the special corporate trains including these cars. These trains are more comfortable and have higher cost of travel. Apart of them there are also high-speed trains. But i'll tell you about them the next time.
TEP70-0125 mainline diesel loco (October Railway MPD-31 Velikie Luki) carrying 607 Yaroslavl — Saint-Petersburg train at the Bologoe-Moskovskoe station.
The long-distance railway service in Russia is provided by the State Passenger Company (Федеральная пассажирская компания or ФПК).
The exurban service is provided by the multiply exurban passenger companies. The biggest one is Central PPK (Центральная ППК) which controlling exurban trains of Moscow city and Moskovskaya, Tulskaya, Kaluzhskaya, Bryanskaya, Orlovskaya Oblasts etc. Central PPK is the only PPK who has own electric trains. They are mostly the gray-white with a yellow stripe — the corporate color of Moscow Oblast trains and buses.
ED4M-0471 electric train (Central PPK property) on 6370/6369 Podolsk — Nakhabino route is approaching Moskva-Tovarnaya-Kurskaya (Москва-Товарная-Курская) station, Moscow.
That green liner at left belongs to Central PPK too. But he is for an express routes only. Other ones are typical russian exurban trains — red and grey. Kaluga-Pervaya (Калуга-1) station, Kaluga city.
Also there are Moskovsko-Tverskaya PPK (serves Moscow — Bologoe part of MSK—SPb rail line and whole Tverskaya oblast), Severo-Zapadnaya PPK (Leningradskaya, Novgorodskaya Oblasts, Karelia Republic and all railway routes to Murmansk), PPK Chernozemye (Lipetskaya, Tambovskaya and Voronezhskaya Oblasts) and more of them.
RA2-089 diesel multiply unit (Moscow Railway MPD-22 Novomoskovsk-Perviy) at Kaluga-Pervaya station. RA2 is for "relsoviy autobus series 2" — railbus.
The exurban service in Russia is widespread. You can get from Moscow to Murmansk (2009 km / 1249 miles) only by the exurban trains. However, due to the schedule this trip will take much time. But there a lot of people riding this route for fun or for the "sport" interest. I'll write more about it the next time.
The cargo railway service is provided by RZD (freight cars) and its subsidiary companies (service itself). This is the most reliable and at the same time is quite slow mean of freight transport, 'cause the trains spend a lot of time staying on sorting stations. The freight trains have the lowest priority in the movement and poor route speed.
2TE116-1710 freight diesel loco (property of BaltTransService Ltd) at the Bologoe-Moskovskoe station freight yard.
I hope you will like this post. Sorry for my poor English and spelling mistakes if you'll find them.