Tayga railway station

Tayga (Russian: Тайга-Главная) is a major junction railway station on the West Siberian Railway in Russia. The biggest railway station of Tayga and one of the biggest in Russia.[3]

Tayga
West Siberian Railway terminal
Taiga station.jpg
View of the station from platform 3.
LocationTayga, Russia
Coordinates56°03′44″N 85°37′48″E / 56.0621°N 85.6300°E / 56.0621; 85.6300Coordinates: 56°03′44″N 85°37′48″E / 56.0621°N 85.6300°E / 56.0621; 85.6300
Owned byRussian Railways (West Siberian Railway)
Line(s)NovosibirskKrasnoyarsk
TaygaTomsk
TaygaKemerovo
Platforms3 (2 island platforms)
Tracks10
Construction
Parkingyes
Other information
Station code873308[1]
History
Opened1898[2]
Electrifiedyes
Services
Preceding station   West Siberian Railway   Following station

HistoryEdit

After the completion of the Siberian Railway in Central Siberia was an unmarked junction, where the railway went to Tomsk. Later the siding was called Tomsk-Tayozhny, and in 1913, was renamed into Tayga.

The design and construction of the station was attended by Russian engineer and writer Garin-Mikhailovsky.

After construction of the bypass railway and the construction of another station in the town of Tayga (Tayga-2) for a long time, the station was called Tayga-1. However, in the 1990s after partial disassembly of a bypass road and Tayga-2 conversion in the siding, the station again became known as Tayga (without a number).[4]

During the use of steam locomotives required much water. First it was acquired from wells and serving on the speakers using a typical water tower. But eventually the water no longer sufficed and it was necessary to build a water pipeline from the Yaya river, where a dam and a pumping station were built.[5]

TrainsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stations of Russia on paravoz.com
  2. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981
  3. ^ Tayga station in Russia
  4. ^ The station in Music Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Железнодорожные станции СССР. Справочник. — М.: Транспорт, 1981

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