Day train troops
Train troops praise the Russians on August 6. There was this festival 19 July 1996 after the decree from our President. Now the military railway celebrate this date in the Armed Forces of the country, where these troops were included by the decision of another President March 9, 2004.
History data troops originates August 6, 1851. That's when Nicholas I issued a position, in which said about the composition of the railway Department. The Emperor ordered to build 17-military workers, 2 of the fare collection and telegraphy company, employing generally 4320 people. The main objective of this service was to secure the double track road between the two Russian capitals, and after some time the service became responsible for the security of all Russian Railways.
Urgently needed train troops during the wars. When the great Patriotic war, the railway became a target for the enemy and was constantly exposed to attacks, it is military railwaymen were able to quickly restore the steel backbone, ensuring the message. These military put in order destroyed during WWII 120 thousand kilometers of Railways, and not less than 3 thousand bridges. All this is affected by the bombing.
In recent years a lot of work train troops were performed on the territory of the North Caucasus, where there were terrorist attacks on the roads and even in trains. And again quickly and professionally warriors railroad workers performed their duty to restore the movement of trains. They cleared 16 thousand kilometers of highways, was accompanied by not less than 1500 levels, restored a couple of dozen structures and almost a hundred turnouts, transported 150 thousand people from personnel of state bodies.
Now the Russian railway troops – this four buildings, of which there are 55 thousand troops.