• Victory Train
May 9, 1995, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the victory for the first time hit the road "Victory Train" - a real steam train, which made a historic trip to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War. Since then, the tradition has become an annual Railways. Today I went to the event.
The symbolic value of the shares - the return of the Red Army, the winner home.
The train departs from the Kiev railway station, passing places of military glory, makes a stop on Poklonnaya Hill. Further, according to the Kiev area, the Big Moscow Ring and Belarus move. Destination - the Belorussky Railway Station. It is with Belosrusskaya military trains soldiers took them to the front, and here met the winners.
At this time, retro composition led blue steam locomotive P36-0027.
Veterans and guests are greeted workers Railways, orchestra and re-enactors.
Locomotive staff in the booth getting ready for the flight.
There was a lot of re-enactors in authentic costumes.
Now I have not taught specifically on the locomotive driver. All team - enthusiasts in their field, who almost live in the depot "Moscow", restoring and maintaining locomotives.
For the veterans at the station spoke model brass band Railways.
locomotive crews warn about the readiness of the flight.
The two roads - Kiev and Belarus, as well as others, have played a crucial role in the victory. During the war the workers provided the overwhelming volume of traffic to the front. Sometimes acting under fire and showing boundless courage. At exactly 10 am, the train went retro with the Kiev railway station. It follows from the Kiev railway station - Bekasovo 1 - Kubinka-1 - the Belorussky Railway Station.
The second locomotive rides LV-00182. Both locomotive festively decorated with flowers and flags of the USSR and Russia.
With a song on the road ...
Today's children. Riding in the car under the steam traction, and all the attention to the gadgets.
A brief stop at the Poklonnaya Hill.
In addition to veterans, guests of the action were veterans-railwaymen and workers of the rear.
Of course, the smaller with each year of the war veterans - alas, time takes its toll. This train - a tribute to all of them railway employees, who forged the victory in their workplace.
Many of our guests come with children. They expanse - is where to climb. For them, the war, fortunately, something very abstract.
Locomotives, re-enactors, veterans - everything is fine. But here's the new cars are absolutely not looking.
In almost every car sang their songs, talk and remember the past.
Automatic, field cap and form - the lad happy and satisfied! Hopefully, in reality, he will never have to use them.
In the historic part of 14-00 arrived at the Belorussky Railway Station. Happy Victory Day!