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Railway Workers Day

This professional holiday was established in Russia in 1896 and was timed to coincide with the birthday of Emperor Nicholas I. After the October Revolution in 1917, the holiday was forgotten for 20 years and revived in 1936. Railway Workers Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.

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Retro train "Victory" arrives in Volgograd #2611691 04/23/2015 Retro train "Victory" arrives in Volgograd Retro train "Victory" arrives at Volgograd-1 railway terminal. Retro train "Victory" arrives in Volgograd #2611690 04/23/2015 Retro train "Victory" arrives in Volgograd Retro train "Victory" arrives at Volgograd-1 railway terminal. BAM-2 under construction in Amur region #2580805 02/25/2015 BAM-2 under construction in Amur region A Vityaz locomotive rides on the tracks of the Minor BAM in the Amur region. 72nd anniversary of the first train's arrival in Leningrad after siege was lifted #2568061 02/07/2015 72nd anniversary of the first train's arrival in Leningrad after siege was lifted A local electric train near a retro train which arrived at St. Petersburg's Finland Station on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the first train's in Leningrad after the infamous Siege of Leningrad was lifted. Commuter trains resume service across Russia #2568098 02/07/2015 Commuter trains resume service across Russia Commuter train approaches the platform of St. Petersburg's Finland Station. First St. Petersburg - Moscow double-decker train #2565328 02/01/2015 First St. Petersburg - Moscow double-decker train Restaurant car in the St. Petersburg - Moscow double-decker train. Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant #2562035 01/27/2015 Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant A locomotive driver trains in a simulator at the drivers' training center at Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant. Reconstructing Moscow Railway's Small Ring #2548032 12/23/2014 Reconstructing Moscow Railway's Small Ring View of the engineer's cabin at one of the Moscow Railway's Small Ring strips. Lastochka express train departs for Krasnaya Polyana #2311838 11/01/2013 Lastochka express train departs for Krasnaya Polyana A train driver before the departure of the Lastochka express at a railway station in Sochi. Passenger security checkpoints at train stations #1431766 04/01/2013 Passenger security checkpoints at train stations Passengers get their luggage scanned at security checkpoints of Kursky Railway Station. Servicing Hyundai high-speed trains purchased for Euro 2012 #1359440 01/31/2013 Servicing Hyundai high-speed trains purchased for Euro 2012 A Ukrainian Railway employee clears ice off a Hyundai train at a depot of the Ukrainian Railway in Kiev. The South Korean high-speed trains were purchased for the UEFA Euro 2012. Servicing Hyundai high-speed trains purchased for Euro 2012 #1359438 01/31/2013 Servicing Hyundai high-speed trains purchased for Euro 2012 A Ukrainian Railway employee clears ice off a Hyundai train at a depot of the Ukrainian Railway in Kiev. The South Korean high-speed trains were purchased for the UEFA Euro 2012. Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train #1358595 01/30/2013 Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train The attendant of the Moscow-Adler train. Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train #1358588 01/30/2013 Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train A conductor's cap in a carriage corridor of a Moscow-Adler train. Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train #1358540 01/29/2013 Traveling from Moscow to Sochi by train A conductor of a Moscow-Adler train hands round tea. Fast train "Swallow" leaves for its maiden run #1348893 01/23/2013 Fast train "Swallow" leaves for its maiden run Passengers get on the fast electric train "Swallow" after its presentation in St.Petersburg. Snow cleared from railroad tracks in Moscow #1347696 01/22/2013 Snow cleared from railroad tracks in Moscow Municipal workers clear snow from a railroad track near Kazansky railway station, Moscow. Snow cleared from railroad tracks in Moscow #1347689 01/22/2013 Snow cleared from railroad tracks in Moscow Municipal workers clear snow from a railroad track near Kazansky railway station, Moscow. Belorussky railway station in Moscow #1262755 10/16/2012 Belorussky railway station in Moscow Aeroexpress passengers at Belorussky railway station in Moscow. Exhibition and dynamic show of railway equipment #1234382 09/07/2012 Exhibition and dynamic show of railway equipment Workers lay a new rail track at a show dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the Russian Railways company in Shcherbinka, Moscow. Opening of second railway station in Kazan #1203254 08/05/2012 Opening of second railway station in Kazan Buying electronic tickets at the new Kazan-2 railway station on Vorovskogo Street. Aeroexpress train launched in Vladivostok #1184698 07/20/2012 Aeroexpress train launched in Vladivostok The Vladivostok - Vladivostok Airport commuter train. Luggage scanning devices installed at St. Petersburg's Moskovsky Rail Terminal to check Sapsan train passengers #897169 04/06/2011 Luggage scanning devices installed at St. Petersburg's Moskovsky Rail Terminal to check Sapsan train passengers Sapsan high-speed train passengers seen on a platform after having their baggage checked at St. Petersburg's Moskovsky Rail Terminal. Snow removal machine cleaning rails #829316 12/20/2010 Snow removal machine cleaning rails Railroad snow removal machine CH2 cleaning rails. Snow removal machine cleaning rails #829315 12/20/2010 Snow removal machine cleaning rails Railroad employees cleaning rails from snow. Background - railroad snow removal machine CH2. Tunnels of Adler-Krasnaya Polyana combined rail and motor road's first section joined in Sochi #821213 12/10/2010 Tunnels of Adler-Krasnaya Polyana combined rail and motor road's first section joined in Sochi Train engineer at the cab of the train, which took the official persons to the ceremony devoted to joining of tunnels of Adler-Krasnaya Polyana combined rail and motor road's first section. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. #714652 07/08/2010 Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. #714648 07/08/2010 Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. #714639 07/08/2010 Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Repairing the Gorki section of the Moscow Railway. Sapsan speed train #695959 06/15/2010 Sapsan speed train A conductor at the Sapsan speed train at the Leningrad Railway Station in Moscow. Moscow Metro dispatcher Larisa Kosovskaya #611984 03/30/2010 Moscow Metro dispatcher Larisa Kosovskaya Moscow Metro dispatcher Larisa Kosovskaya was working the day explosions hit both the Lubyanka and Park Kultury stations. Wheelsets changed at the bogie Sakhalin Railway exchange station in the port of Kholmsk #444100 09/03/2009 Wheelsets changed at the bogie Sakhalin Railway exchange station in the port of Kholmsk Wheelsets changed at the bogie Sakhalin Railway exchange station in the port of Kholmsk. Aeroexpress terminal opens at Belorussky station #437811 08/27/2009 Aeroexpress terminal opens at Belorussky station A high-speed electric train that will run regularly between Belorussky station and Sheremetyevo international airport. Tikhy Don express #385057 04/04/2009 Tikhy Don express Conductors of the Tikhy Don express of the North Caucasian Railroad of transport monopoly Russian Railways. Conductors of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express #385060 04/04/2009 Conductors of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express Conductors of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express of the North Caucasian Railroad of transport monopoly Russian Railways. Conductors of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express #385059 04/04/2009 Conductors of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express A conductor of the Tikhy Don [Quite Flows the Don] express of the North Caucasian Railroad of transport monopoly Russian Railways.
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