In 1890 the Moscow-Kazan Railway Association was established after negotiations with the government. In 1891 Nikolai von Meck, the son of Karl Otto Georg von Meck was appointed with the patronage of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna. Nikolai's father had played an important role in running the Moscow-Ryazan Railway Association
The Moscow-Kazan railway was opened in 1893.
In 1936 the People's Commissariat of Railways created the Moscow-Kazan railway as a separate organisation.
In 1961 the line was merged into the Gorky Railway.
- "Gorky Railway". JSC Russian Railways. JSC Russian Railways. Retrieved 17 August 2015.