Shcherbinskii Wagon Repair Factory

Address: Shcherbinka Station, Moscow region

Experimental Circle in 1933. Photograph: vniizht.ru

After 1917, a village for railroad workers appeared at the Shcherbinka Station. From 1930 until 1932, the construction work of the experimental railway circle of the Central Scientific Research Institute of the People’s Commissariat for Railways was conducted on the railway platform. Also, the wagon repair factory was presumably located there. According to a list of children compiled by the Detkomissiya (Children’s Committee) of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee in 1934, orphan teenagers were sent to work in the factory.

Daria Durneva, Anna Margolis