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6 August - Railway Day

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On 6 of August 1851 of the year, Emperor Nicholas I signed an order on the formation of the first parts of the future Railway Troops in our country. 17 military workers, conductors and telegraph companies with a total number of more than 4300 people were supposed to service and guard the facilities of the St. Petersburg – Moscow Railway. The date of publication of this order is now celebrated as the founding day of the Russian Railway Troops.




In the future, new railway units were created, which were to work on newly constructed sections. In 1870, Engineering Troops were formed as part of the Russian Army, and railway units were included in their composition.

Railway troops were engaged in construction, maintenance and transportation in peacetime and during wars. They provided transportation and supply of troops during all conflicts of the second half of the XIX century. Parts also made a significant contribution to the development of the country's railway infrastructure as a whole.

During the First World War, the railway troops had to work on all fronts and in the rear. During the war, they built over 4300 km of tracks and rebuilt over 4600 km of tracks. Thousands of kilometers of telephone and telegraph lines of railways were created or restored. The hard work of the Railway Troops continued during the Civil War, when restoration and construction of all necessary facilities was required.

In the twenties, the Red Army railway workers were actively preparing for new construction. In addition, they again had to provide the combat operations of the Red Army. It was the efforts and labor exploits of the Railway Troops that ensured the success of the Red Army in clashes in the Far East.

The Great Patriotic War posed particularly difficult tasks, but the railway and the People's Commissariat of Railways coped with them. Tens of thousands of kilometers of roads and communication lines were built and restored, the necessary infrastructure was created and repaired in the form of stations, supply points, etc. After the war, work did not stop - it was necessary to restore the lost and build a new one. The period of labor achievements continued.

The railway troops continued to improve the military and civilian infrastructure, while also modernizing their own units. They have been involved in all major construction projects of recent decades.

After the collapse of the USSR, transformations were carried out during which the railway troops ceased to be a branch of the armed forces and became a federal service. Later this was abandoned, and the railway troops returned to the army. Currently, the Armed Forces have four territorial commands of the Railway Forces, which manage several brigades of constant readiness.

All these units are ready to immediately advance to the specified area and proceed with the necessary work. They are able to carry out the construction and repair of tracks, build bridges and crossings, as well as organize the protection of infrastructure against enemy attacks.

Units and units of railway troops regularly participate in military exercises, and are also involved in the construction of railways. They contribute to the combat effectiveness of the armed forces and also help the development of civilian infrastructure and the economy as a whole.

Military Review congratulates all military personnel, civilian specialists and veterans of the Railway Troops on their professional holiday!
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  1. Amurets
    Amurets 6 August 2019 05: 06
    +8
    All these units are ready to immediately advance to the specified area and proceed with the necessary work. They are able to carry out the construction and repair of tracks, build bridges and crossings, as well as organize the protection of infrastructure against enemy attacks.

    Happy holiday warriors railway workers! Successes and successes in your difficult service. Here and now, the units of the yellow-road warriors, together with the units of the engineering troops and the units of the RBHZ troops, are dealing with the consequences of the flood in the Amur Region.
    Happy holiday again!
    1. kapitan92
      kapitan92 6 August 2019 11: 26
      +5
      Bad picture! Railwayman's Day 1st Sunday of August; August 6th is the day of railway traffic !!!

      This one is more suitable! good
      Colleagues! Happy Railway Day! Good luck, health and prosperity! drinks
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      2. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 6 August 2019 13: 56
        +2
        Vyacheslav, welcome hi With all my heart I congratulate you on your holiday ZhDV! drinks Health and all the best! soldier
        1. kapitan92
          kapitan92 6 August 2019 19: 06
          +2
          Quote: Major Yurik
          Vyacheslav, welcome hi With all my heart I congratulate you on your holiday ZhDV! drinks Health and all the best! soldier

          Yura, welcome, thank you! Today I talked with the guys: Barnaul, Tula, Alma Ata, Peter, Samarkand, Baku, Minsk. Life scattered everyone, but we keep in touch. . Years of service in the Baku Brigade, Kiev Corps, I often remember!
          Good luck and health to all of us !!! drinks soldier
  2. Borz
    Borz 6 August 2019 05: 09
    +10
    All warriors, railway workers, happy holiday! I served in the Khabarovsk Territory, Sunny District, Berezovskaya Brigade. Separate railway and bridge battalion.
    1. Borz
      Borz 6 August 2019 17: 09
      +1
      Military unit 23685. Awarded the Badge of Honor of the Central Committee of the Komsomol "For the construction and development of the BAM zone". So there is sho to remember ...
  3. BISMARCK94
    BISMARCK94 6 August 2019 05: 25
    +9
    Happy Holidays, comrades! Military unit 61207 2017-2018
  4. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 6 August 2019 05: 39
    +8
    With a professional holiday you railway workers !!! Good luck and success to you, your professional activity. And good health for many years drinks
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 6 August 2019 08: 13
      +4
      We are peaceful people, but our armored train stands on a siding! hi
      1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
        SERGEY SERGEEVICS 6 August 2019 08: 29
        +3
        Happy holiday to you !!!
  5. andrewkor
    andrewkor 6 August 2019 05: 48
    +7
    As a former aircraft manufacturer, and now an employee of TashMekhZavoda (TAPOiCH) as part of Timur Havo Yullari (Railway, in Russian), joining our common holiday!
    The beginning of railway in Uzbekistan was laid by Russia.
    They are currently working closely with China!
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 August 2019 05: 50
    +7
    The railway troops differed not only in wartime, but also in peacetime. This is BAM ..., from the last iconic construction projects - railway bypassing Ukraine. Happy holiday military railway workers!
  7. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 6 August 2019 05: 57
    +6
    Fir-trees! Only last Sunday, with his brother, a railroad worker, he celebrated the Day of the Railwayman, as the Day of the Railway Troops "rolls into his eyes"! So after all, you can sleep! belay
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 6 August 2019 11: 06
      +2
      Quote: Nikolaevich I
      Fir-trees! Only last Sunday, with his brother, a railroad worker, he celebrated the Day of the Railwayman, as the Day of the Railway Troops "rolls into his eyes"! So after all, you can sleep!
      Also on Sunday, he partook of the celebration of the day of the railwayman. The first specialty is the assistant locomotive driver. Happy colleagues!
      If we return to the topic of the article, it seems that our "sworn friends" hanging around in Yeltsin's advisers, in the 90s, seriously wanted to undermine the mobilization and communication capabilities of the Russian army, since they managed to pull off such a nasty thing comparable to a large-scale sabotage -
      After the collapse of the USSR, transformations were carried out during which the railway troops ceased to be a branch of the armed forces and became a federal service.
      It is good that reason prevailed and the railway troops were returned to the army.
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 6 August 2019 13: 43
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        Quote: Nyrobsky
        It seems that our "sworn friends" hanging around in Yeltsin's advisers, in the 90s, seriously wanted to undermine the mobilization and communication capabilities of the Russian army, since they managed to pull off such a nasty thing comparable to a large-scale sabotage -

        Yes ... "effective" state managers "have done" dirty tricks "! And now both the pontoon bridge regiments and the repair and restoration battalions have to be restored!
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        It is good that reason prevailed and the railway troops were returned to the army.

        Okay ! If only those who dream "we will destroy everything to the ground, and only then ...." belay
  8. Destiny
    Destiny 6 August 2019 05: 58
    +2
    Iron people, take the baton from the seaman and landing! Happy Holidays, men!
  9. Nycomed
    Nycomed 6 August 2019 05: 59
    +4
    Happy Holidays Boys!
  10. serg.shishkov2015
    serg.shishkov2015 6 August 2019 06: 05
    +6
    For our vast country, railways are of strategic importance! 50-hour and almost all-weather transport, Happy Holidays !! P, S, my mother worked at the Taishet station in the early XNUMX's, so it's a family holiday!
  11. Million
    Million 6 August 2019 07: 35
    +3
    Happy Holidays!
  12. georggy
    georggy 6 August 2019 07: 50
    +5
    For railway traffic! HOORAY!
    Happy holiday to all involved.
  13. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 6 August 2019 08: 58
    +4
    Congratulations to all involved ON THE DAY OF RAILWAY TROOPS !!!
    1. Dietmar
      Dietmar 6 August 2019 10: 19
      +3
      - Abram, why are you getting drunk ?!
      - Sarochka, today is the holiday-Day of the railwayman!
      “Abram, you are not a railwayman!”
      - But I have a surname-Barrier!
  14. Ivan_nick
    Ivan_nick 6 August 2019 09: 20
    +3
    Under the clatter of wheels
    Loud locomotive whistle
    We congratulate the fighters
    The troops of the railway.

    We wish that on rails into the distance
    Trains flew
    Security Watch
    You always stand.

    Bridges and stop stations,
    Stations, hauls -
    Patrol glances
    Flying cars.

    Wish the service
    Was calm
    All over the country huge
    Racing trains.
  15. Siberian 1975
    Siberian 1975 6 August 2019 09: 45
    +1
    Military unit 83251 Omsk 94-95 Happy men!
  16. Vlad 63
    Vlad 63 6 August 2019 11: 12
    +2
    Well, with the holiday of us !!!
    2001-2010 Last duty station of military unit 44635.
  17. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 6 August 2019 11: 20
    +3
    On April 1, Kyustrin was occupied and a bridgehead was seized on the right bank of the Oder. On the same day, soldiers of the 29th railway brigade of General V.I. Rogatko began rebuilding bridges across the Oder and Warta. The bridge crossing over the Oder was under constant enemy fire, but despite this, it was rebuilt on April 14th. From the beginning of the decisive attack on Berlin on April 16, units of the 29th brigade began to restore the Küstrin-Berlin line. On April 18, the enemy managed to destroy the bridge crossings over the river. Oder and Wartu at Kyustrin. The command of the front decided not to rebuild the bridges to special instructions, so as not to attract the attention of the enemy. The order for secondary restoration was given on April 23. To carry out this task, the necessary materials and structures, people and equipment were prepared in advance. And on April 25, the bridge crossing again began to pass trains to Berlin. Https: //statehistory.ru/books/ZHeleznodorozhnye-voyska-Rossii/82
    “Our Soviet railway workers made heroic efforts to establish uninterrupted supply of the front. The scale of the transport of military goods was enormous. When I had to meet a man in a train uniform, I looked at him as a front-line soldier, as a fighter with a front line ” Marshal of the Soviet Union V.I. Chuykov.
  18. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
    Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 6 August 2019 16: 53
    +1
    HOLIDAY !!!