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    Hello! I want to talk about their native place. I was born in the settlement Vazyuk, it is in the Kirov region, Russia. My settlement (although it can be called a village) established in 1929 on the site of a railway siding on the railway Kirov-Kotlas as the site of logging. Now they live about 500 people, although in the Soviet period lived 1500. We are a sawmill where the wood is loaded on the railway. The name "Vazyuk" is not actually in Russian language, and the language of Komi, from which translates into English as "Duck's creek". Likewise, a small river called a few kilometers from settlement.

    Railway station Vazyuk has two ways, it departs from the branch to the sawmill. Recently, I started working at this station. My job is literally translated from Russian as "duty worker of railway station", but in English it is properly called "yardmaster". I do trains pass through the station and supervise shunting work on the way to the sawmill.

    I will show a few pictures. In this buiding are yardmaster's facility, office of station-master and a waiting room for passengers:


    General view of the station


    View to station from the north

    View towards Nagibino station, which is just north of Vazyuk


    View towards the Starovercheskaya station, which is located south of Vazyuk


    View to station from the south:


    Overall gates on a sawmill's branch:


    railroad crossing:


    Passenger platform:


    Console of yardmaster:


    To be continued. I will be glad to answer your questions!

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    Very interesting. It's always refreshing to see and hear about railroads, and railroad employees from unfamiliar parts of the world.
    Even this one small commonality unites us all, which is a great thing.
    Look forward to seeing and hearing more.
    доброй ночи
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    In the Kirov region in the winter the temperature is typically -10 degrees С, but it happens and -40 С.


    Now I'll post photos of Vazyuk's winter. This photo was taken in December 2012, December 20, I was drafted into the army, and a few days before my departure, decided to say goodbye to the settlement.

    View to station from south:


    View from passenger platform:


    View to station:


    Northbound commuter train Kirov-Pinyug departure from station:


    Southbound ore train with two 2TE10M:


    Sawnmill:


    View to station from north:


    Southbound switcher CHME3 in the northern part of station:


    Sawnmill's branch:


    Then, the temperature was about -20 degrees С.

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    Today photos. Southbound freight train departures from the station:


    Single loco 2TE10M. He was to stop,because it is necessary to miss an oncoming train. During the stopping, this loco let out a lot of smoke:


    More a lot of smoke this locomotive was spat where departures:


    Famous russian bear - it is not only the animal. In the slang of russian railroaders "medved'" (bear on the russian language) called the
    big quantity of smoke from diesel locomotive. "Let the bear" - quickly increase of throtle of diesel locomotive, from what it becomes more smoke. "Outlet of bear" during the start of 2TE10L (not my video, captured in Moldova): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUPAxI1zKos

    Departure of northbound commuter train Kirov-Luza:


    2011 year. Northbound freight train:


    Relay cupboards:


    Bonus - river Kuzyug, few kilometers from Vazyuk (yesterday photo):

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    Today in my settlement fell first snow. 8:30 AM, northbound MOW train:


    11:00 AM:


    2 hours later the snow had melted:


    But now (10 PM) it froze, there was frost on the ground.

    June 2012, southbound MOW train:


    Bonus - abandoned house and flowering bird-cherry trees in may:


    Trollius in scrap-metal:


    I was thinking that my job is more properly called "signalman".

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    Snow....I have nothing good to say about it
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    April 2012, southbound freight train:


    Northbound freight train:


    Bonus - house of culcure:

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    These photos were taken in 2011 in the northern part of the station.

    Northbound freight train with diesel locomotive 2TE10M (2 x 3000 horsepower, it's a not two A units, it's a double locomotive):


    Southbound ore train with two 2TE10M:


    Northbound train for railway workers with CHME3 (1350 horsepower) switcher:


    Northbound commuter train Kirov-Pinyug:


    Southbound freight train:


    Railway workers with defectoscopic cart:
    Last edited by Vazyuk; 08-15-2015 at 07:10 AM.

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    Thanks for sharing more pics!
    Neil

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    Thanks for sharing. Looking to the north of your location, at Опарино (Oparino?) there appears to be a narrow gauge railway, is that still operational?

    Always interested to read about Russian railways which certainly merit more coverage in the various sims.

    Edit: Found a link: http://narrow.parovoz.com/emb/index.php?ID=2237
    Last edited by NorthernWarrior; 08-15-2015 at 07:47 AM.
    Vern.

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