Russia's once longest narrow-gauge railway: godforsaken but still in use

In 2005, Alapaevsk train depot established Russia’s only narrow-gauge “train-car church.” On Sundays it visits remote villages that do not have churches (Yelnichnaya, Strokinka, Beryozovka, Muratkovo, Kalach), where a priest holds services for local inhabitants.

In 2005, Alapaevsk train depot established Russia’s only narrow-gauge “train-car church.” On Sundays it visits remote villages that do not have churches (Yelnichnaya, Strokinka, Beryozovka, Muratkovo, Kalach), where a priest holds services for local inhabitants.

Sergey Poteryaev
Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway is one of the largest narrow-gauge railways in the former Soviet Union. The locals appreciate it because for them it is a vital artery.
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