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Child's play?

Publication date: 2017-07-11

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Child's play?

Now it's high time for our rail not-only-Russian curiosity vol. 3! 

Would you board a train steered by a teenage driver? This Soviet-origins idea was to educate young adepts of train crews in special children's trains.

Later on, other Iron Curtain nations started to build their own teen-managed rails, like the Polish 1.5 km long Maltanka route in the City of Poznań, or the still operated by kids line in Budapest. 

We don't know whether they have or will set up their own trade union, but they're certainly making use of the socialism prey already today by working only twice a month, not to mention having legit excuses from school absences.

One thing is granted, though, some do not grow out of their teen passion, but in this case, it may be for the good.

Novosibirsk Park Railway (Photo: A. Savin/Wikimedia Commons

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