There are such trips that, if I knew where it was going to be difficult, I would never have gone. But we could not not accept the invitation to ride to one of the railway construction sites bypassing Ukraine. And let's go ...
The village of Kolesnikovka, Kantemirovsky District, Voronezh Region. Place heaps of surprises. The first is that the village is on the map, but in fact there is none. In the village we live in one house, where a couple of old men live. And that's all. And the regiment of railway troops.
Pleased with the connection. Beeline said that “ihtutnet”, MTS and Megafon joyfully greeted us in roaming ... in Ukraine. And only "Tele2" had mercy by accepting us to the Rostov region. And thanks for that.
Roads ... Well, there are none there either. There are directions where multi-ton dump trucks and trailers grind fat Voronezh black soil into the smallest dust. And, God forbid, it will rain, it all turns into greasy mud. According to the law of meanness, the rain passed at night
However, having repeatedly had a bite to eat scrap in one place, we arrived at the location of the unit. They were waiting for us there. And the representative of the press service of the ZVO, and colleagues from the shopping center Zvezda, who were greatly puzzled by the scenery. Colleagues were clearly not ready for this situation and looked at their jeans and shoes with chagrin. And on our berets with obvious envy.
However, we were provided with transportation. "Ural". And we set sail on the dirt of the ocean to the place of assembly of the canvas. Behind us drove another car with some designs. But they drove past our site.
Such original rail packers based on the tractor. Made for themselves by military railway workers. It can be seen in the second photo that the engine is almost twice as large as the native one.
Well, when we arrived, styling was already underway.
The truck here plays the role of a pusher for a “sandwich” of three sets of rails. The weight of one set is 21 ton.
At the ARMY-2016 forum we saw new devices for the movement of wheeled vehicles along rails. It is still an old sample, without gear. That is, to go forward, you need to turn the wheels back. In the new - where you turn the move, you go there.
On the other side of the embankment was an ant assembly work.
By the way, behind the forest belt at the horizon is the former railway. On which now nobody goes, because it is now the border ...
Laying rails went on "one-two-three." At the expense of the "three" rails on the carts ended, and the loading process began. The procedure is no less, and in something even more exciting than styling.
While we were filming all this, the commander in chief of the railway troops spoke with the commanders ...
Sometimes comrade general shouted two tractors from 150 meters. I wondered what he was, maybe the regiment was behind schedule? “Don't you what! - the captain-lieutenant who accompanied us told me - They are coming ahead! If you lagged behind, there would be such a thing ... "
I was not quite clear what was happening, I kind of thought that the road was being built from point A to point B, moving forward. An, no. They work at several sites in parallel. But here experts already know how.
The soldiers of the railway militaries made an impression. Indeed, like ants, smoothly, calmly, without screams (and, oh, a miracle, without a mat) do their work. So, there is an opinion (and it is not only mine) that next year, for all the jokes of the Ukrainian junta, connected with the termination of the railway communication in this region, we will laugh three times.
For what we will say words of gratitude to the soldiers and officers of the railway troops of Russia.