Happy birthday Railroad!
By Vyacheslav Kulisov | August 7, 2016
Every year on August 7th a traditional professional holiday of workers of the railway — Railroad Day is celebrated.
Every year on the first Sunday of August the country celebrates the holiday, the history of which goes back to the times of Tsarist Russia. Railroad Day was established in 1896 and dedicated to the birthday of Emperor Nicholas I. It was Nicholas I who began the construction of railways in Russia. During his ruling a railway to Tsarskoye Selo was built and a railway between Moscow and St. Petersburg was constructed. Before the October Revolution a railroad anniversary was celebrated on June 25.
Any profession on the railway is complex, dangerous and difficult. We must always maintain the work of the railroad and prevent emergencies and failures, because the railway — is one of the main arteries of the country, which connects the cities of our country and abroad. Every day, we use the rail and see only a small part of the work of this complex «organism».
On this festive day, all employees of the railway from flagmen to crossings and traffic controllers to high chiefs, celebrate their holiday. There is a variety of events, and concerts dedicated to the celebration of the Day of the railwayman at railway stations and platforms.
We join all the congratulations. Good luck and easy work, green lights, friendly passengers and all the best for you!