The significant date. The railroad station of the 501st railroad building was input to operation 70 years ago in Salekhard
16:07 13 июня 2019
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The first train thundered in Salekhard 70 years ago. In history of Yamal it is listed as one of the main stages in the beginning of operations on the 501st railroad building. This event was recalled on the 13th of June 2019 at the press conference in the news agency “Sever-Press”.
“The first steam locomotive arrived from Cape Korchagi on the 30th of July to the regional capital for the first time”, said a local historian Gennady Sysolyatin. “Tradition of riding on steam locomotive in uncovered railway trucks on the railroad for grownups and children on the Railroad Worker’s Day was founded on that day”.
On the 29th of January of 1949, convincing impossibility to create a seaport on waters of the Gulf of Ob, the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of the Bolsheviks decided to build a railroad line from Choum through Salekhard and Nadym to Igarka and to develop the access to northern seas there. According to the expert, in total tens of thousands of people had been working on the northern land in the years of repressions of Stalin’s Gulag. Majority of them were convicts, who built the railroad line, developed industry. Construction was conducted in several stages.