Armenia’s Railroaders To Celebrate Holiday


July 31, 2008

YEREVAN, July 31. /ARKA/. The South-Caucasian Railway managed by the
Armenian Railways Company plans a number of events for August 2-3 on
the occasion of Railroader’s Day.

The press service of the South-Caucasian Railway reports that a
new electric train will leave Gyumri for Yerevan on August 2. The
commuter train arrived in Armenia with the assistance of the Russian
Railways Company. A function will be held at the Gyumri station,
which will be attended by the regional officials, command staff of
the South-Caucasian Railway and public representatives.

A special train with a steam-driven engine will arrive in Yerevan
from Gyumri on August 3. Armenia’s best variety actors will give a
concert at the Arno Babajanyan concert hall.

Railroader’s Day was first celebrated on August 3, 1886. At present,
this is the principal professional holiday of railroaders in the
countries with a common 1,520mm-wide gauge – the Commonwealth of
Independent States, Baltic States, Finland and Mongolia).