Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway

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Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway
Native name Алапаевская узкоколейная железная дорога
Type Narrow gauge railway
Locale Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Termini Alapayevsk
Opened 1898
Operator(s) МУП «АУЖД»
Line length 250 kilometres (160 mi)
Track gauge 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in)
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The Alapayevsk narrow-gauge railway (Russian: Алапаевская узкоколейная железная дорога, АУЖД) is a Russian narrow-gauge railway with a track gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in). The Head Office of the narrow-gauge railway is located in Alapayevsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast. Coordinates: 57°50′50″N 61°40′21″E / 57.84731°N 61.67245°E / 57.84731; 61.67245


The first section of the railway (Alapayevsk–Mugay) commenced operations in July 1898. Construction was undertaken by French businessman A.Illero. The railway had a maximum length of about 600 kilometres (370 mi) in the 1970s, though estimates vary.[citation needed][1]

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At present only 250 kilometres (160 mi) of the railway is operational. Current operations include passenger traffic and general goods movement. The railway operates a scheduled passenger service from Alapaevsk. The railway is the primary means of communication for seven rural settlements in the Alapaevsk District: Elnichnaya; Garaninka; Strokinka; Berezovka; Muratkovo; Sankin and Kalach. Principal cargoes include wood, food, postal services and fuel.[2]

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