HVDC Moscow-Kashira

In 1951 world’s first HVDC was installed between Moscow and Kashira, which was obviously installed as submarine cable. The line is no longer in use, it is unknown, when it was shut-down. Further information on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Project ( English), http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82_%C2%AB%D0%AD%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B1%D0%B0%C2%BB ( Russian)

I do not believe, that all parts of this power transmission facility are gone, the halls in which the inverters stood may surely still exist, however used for other purposes today.

It would be great, if mappers in Moscow and Kashira region would be able to find out where the terminals of the line were and the course of the cable, from which it is unknown, if it is still in place.

I believe, that there is no mystery in the location of the line. The high voltage lines still connecting the Kashira and Moscow, and there is high possibility, that it goes by the same cutlines and even the same towers somewhere. It should go near the M4 highway, and there are many parts of existing line mapped there. For example, look at this line http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/156137073 - first, it was build as a part of GOELRO plan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOELRO_plan but it’s hard to say, how many times it was rebuilt after that. Kashira-Moscow line was always something “experimental”.

As I know the HVDC line between Moscow and Kashira was implemented as underground cable. The overhead lines are for AC.