Dūkštas railway station

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The station is 125 km from the Vilnius-Turmantas section. The town of Dūkštas started to develop after the construction of the railway. The station was built in 1862. It was built as a Class III station where trains could pass, steam locomotives could fill up with water, and passengers could walk around. Workshops were set up in Dūkste, where large and small ground wagons, carts and other necessary tools were made. 1863–1873 the plan marks a passenger house, a steam locomotive building (depot), a goods platform, a water tower with a pump, two dormitories next to the tower, two servants' houses, a public toilet and two barracks. The station was able to load and unload freight wagons, pick up and drop off luggage, and had to be equipped with at least two additional roads. 1863 the rioters built two barracks and a kitchen for the soldiers.
Dukst Station is on the right side of the St. Petersburg-Warsaw railway. There is one track to and from the station. Additional roads (branches), a main road and a branch to access the passenger's house and the goods platform have been installed at the station. There were no major changes at Dūkštas station during the interwar period, the railway station remained on the eastern outskirts of the town. And during the Second World War, the passenger house at Dūkštas station was destroyed, some of the most important buildings were damaged - the water tower was destroyed and the depot lost its roof. Dwelling houses, warehouses and smaller outbuildings remained intact. After the war, the functions of the passenger house were performed by a residential house. 1950 The documents indicate that it is planned to build a passenger house at Dūkštas station according to the template of one of the stations of the Minsk-Brest railway section. The passenger house at Dukstas station rose west of the destroyed one, a little further from the rails and platform, in line with the depot. There is a trunk and two warehouses next to it.
1861 July 4 The first strike in Lithuania began in Dūkste. During the construction of the St. Petersburg-Warsaw railway, the quarries demanded that the already low wages be reduced. The striking workers even turned to the governor general in Vilnius, hoping for his intercession. Tsarist officials, who fled the unrest and strikes along the entire railway construction route, resorted to urgent and severe measures: at the end of July, the 4 most active organizers of the strike were imprisoned and 5 were brutally beaten. Officials suppressed the first strike and forced the quarries to work under the old conditions.
Dūkštas station is associated with one major railway accident, which in 1895. occurred on January 4 between Dūkštas and Ignalina. At that time, the steam locomotive of the train leaving Ignalina broke down. An auxiliary train was sent from Dūkštas to pull the train. He had to pull the broken train to Duksta. The driver of the auxiliary locomotive started braking too late and hit the locomotive of the stationary train. Both locomotives, one service wagon and one freight wagon were crashed and three locomotive workers were injured. There were other disasters in Dukste as well. 1898 June 30 the train killed the station switch, in 1900. June 30 the train ran a lubricator, an unknown man was killed under the wheels of the train in July.

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