Churches on rails
Publication date: 2017-02-21
Catches the attention from the very beginning!
Russian Railways exploit such spiritual logistics on the very long Siberian routes, maybe because of the vast natural landscapes which make people well-disposed towards higher values.
Anyhow, the Russian mobile church concept dates back to the pre-rail 18th century, but as the glory days of the steam age kicked in, so did churches on rails, but then the Bolsheviks came and de-railed them.
Nowadays we can observe a revival of these specialized wagons.
Today nine churches rail-travel throughout Siberia, of en being a part of sanitary trains, when one can consult with a doctor, buy medicine, or attend a mass.
These churches are completely supplied, and the only difference is that they have bells inside, not outside like a regular Orthodox Church.
And wait - they go on rails!