Railways during the war (1941 - 1945)
Played a major role Kuibyshev Railway during the Great Patriotic War, linking the rear with the front. During the years 1941-1945 for its steel track carried 19 million freight cars, including about 1 million tanks. More than 141 million rubles were collected laborers highway Defense Fund. With this money built 10 armored trains and 80 train hospitals. More than 14 thousand. Kuibyshev railroad fought on the front, 23 of them became Heroes of the Soviet Union.
In the short term at the Kuibyshev railway to the Urals, Western Siberia, the Volga region and other parts of the country were transported equipment 1,360 large industrial enterprises, evacuated more than 10 million people.
At this time, on the road to learn new techniques work: the formation of high-speed trains, bezottsepochny repairing, driving heavy trains, sending twin trains. To increase the capacity of sites from October 1941 on the road has been introduced "live lock": pass trains run by people placed at a distance of visibility.