Railway line Budogoshch - Tikhvin

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Железнодорожная линия Будогощь — Тихвин

The Budogoshch - Tikhvin railway line is a section of the Tikhvin - Weimarn line of the Oktyabrskaya railway, passing through the territory of the Leningrad region.

The project of the railway line was developed by "Lentransproekt" (since 1951 - "Lengiprotrans") in the early 1940s with a military-strategic goal, as part of the "deep bypass" of the Leningrad junction. During the Great Patriotic War, the line provided the supply of the Leningrad Front and the protection of the city of Leningrad.

The line was equipped with the simplest devices that meet the needs of wartime: these are overhead communication lines, telephone communications, semaphore signaling, an electric wedge system, and semi-automatic blocking.