From: Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk
Rollerman - all of the railroads built and used during the war are represented on the map. Specifically one of the northern single lines going into the Leningrad area. When this rail was historically done in the fall of 41 is when the Soviets get their first NKP unit.
Making new railroads was prohibitive for all sides in the war. It consumes your best engineers, a lot of iron and steel, and a whole lot of other labor to form the roadbed. A good rate for building a new rail line is about one hex a week - and that is in good weather. The amount of resources just does not make it worth the while.
In general, the USSR built new railways during the war! At the same time, the rails on the Baikal-Amur railway were dismantled for construction.
The GKO order of January 11, 1942 ordered the NKPS to build a railway line from Voybokalo station to Cape Kosa on Lake Ladoga within a month. On February 5, 1942, the first train with food passed along the Voybokalo-Lavrovo section, and on February 16, traffic began along the entire 34-kilometer line.
On January 12, 1943, an offensive operation of the troops of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts began under the code name "Iskra". On January 18, 1943, having broken the fierce resistance of the year, the troops united and in fierce battles broke through the blockade of Leningrad, liberating the left bank of the Neva and the southern coast of Lake Ladoga. On this day, the State Defense Committee decided to build the Shlisselburg-Polyany railway line on a narrow section of conquered land along the southern shore of the lake. This makes it possible to restore transport links between Leningrad and the country through Volkhovstroy, Tikhvin and Vologda (bypassing Mga occupied by the enemy).
The first days of operation show. To increase it, it was decided to temporarily create on the track the simplest signal posts of the field type, which were called "live blocking". This system made it possible to run 16-20 trains on the Shlisselburg-Polyany line per night, and mostly young girls worked on the line, and worked not out of fear, but conscientiously, a deep bow to them for this. Restoration work has always been a priority for railway workers. As soon as a small station or a large settlement was vacated, repair work began immediately. To restore the rhythm of the steel highways was the most important peaceful love. On March 24, 1944, the Red Arrow branded train departed from the capital to Leningrad on its maiden voyage. This event gave confidence in the victory to the entire people.
During the war, the personnel of the Railway Troops and special formations of the People's Commissariat of Railways restored and built about 120 thousand km of the main, second and station railway lines, 15 thousand artificial structures, including more than 2.7 thousand rubles. large and medium-sized bridges, 46 tunnels, about 100 thousand km of railway communication lines, almost 8 thousand stations and sidings, more than 2 million mines, artillery shells and land mines, about 60 thousand unexploded bombs were found and neutralized.
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