Railway Workers

railroad workers clean snow and ice in order to avoid disruption
railroad workers clean snow and ice in order to avoid disruption

In heavy winter conditions, the railroad workers who work to prevent the disruption of railway transportation, snow and ice cleaning on the tracks during the winter.

The challenging and important railroad workers are struggling to keep trains from being interrupted. They are cleaning the snow-covered rails and breaking the icicles formed in the tunnels.

Workers working non-stop in harsh winter conditions are working according to the 24 hour working principle.

TRT Haber accompanied the 47th Road Maintenance Directorate teams, who continue their hard work near Yağbasan Village of Kars Sarıkamış.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Mevlüt Koyuncu said, “We work in challenging winter conditions on a 24-hour basis, without obstacles to the navigation of our Baku-Tbilisi-Kars international railway line and the Eastern Express.” said.

200 kilometers rail entrusted to the team of 3 personality

The gigantic snowplow on the rail runs all day long, cleaning the rails so that trains can pass through.

The 200 km train network from Erzurum Horasan to the Georgian border is entrusted to a team of 3 people.

Birol Ağdağ snow globe operator is one of the oldest profession. Agdag shakes the steering wheel on the 32 for years:

“When you don't like this a love affair, you can't do this job. You are working in hard-to-reach places that the phone does not pick up for 24 hours in heavy winter conditions. ”

Tunnels clearing from ice

There are also tunnels working for the railroad safety. Water leaking through the walls of the tunnel creates huge ice masses, making the movement of trains difficult. Railroad workers are digging these ice cubes with digging and shovels.

The snow and ice shifts of the railway workers continue until April. (TRT)

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