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Ural Railway, remote from the western border of the state for thousands of kilometers, failed, luckily survive the horrors of sudden bombing or tank attack. But they were the first days of the war had to take on such a burden to bear that does not allow any power locomotive fleet, or condition of fabric or equipment of stations and spans signaled.

Thousands of applications from the railroad lay on the table the military. Recruitment offices, however, were in no hurry to call key railway workers professions - it was fraught with disorganization of transport.

Yet during the war about 14 thousand. Workers of the South Ural Railway took on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belarusian, Central, Southern, Northern, Baltic, Bryansk, Northwest, 1- st, 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th Ukrainian Karelian ...