Russian armored train arrives in Ukraine

According to eyewitnesses, a Russian military armored train arrived in Ukraine. On the frames published on the network, one can see armored cars, platforms with ZU-23 anti-aircraft guns and camouflage typical for the special Amur or Baikal trains.

We had to remove the sound from the video, as a resident of Ukraine, filming what was happening on a smartphone, was not shy in expressions.

Armored trains are used to conduct combat operations in the railway lane by tank and other branches of the armed forces. Such trains were widely used during armed conflicts at the beginning of the last century. Apparently, the need for such technology arises in the conditions of modern warfare.

As of 2011, the Russian army had two armored trains: Amur and Baikal. In 2015, the head of the Russian military department, Sergei Shoigu, canceled the decree of his predecessor Anatoly Serdyukov on the removal of the Amur, Terek, Baikal and Don trains from service. At the moment, the crews of the trains are ready at any time to follow the orders of the command.
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  1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 7 March 2022 18: 32
    ... "Armored train" - without an armored locomotive?
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 8 March 2022 18: 09
      Quote: Mikhail L.
      ... "Armored train" - without an armored locomotive?

      Most likely, it will be reorganized for military operations, since in the composition that is in the video, there are even ordinary passenger and freight cars.
  2. yo yo Offline yo yo
    yo yo (Vasya Vasin) 7 March 2022 18: 42
    Under the hot sun, under the blind night
    We had to go through a lot.
    We are peaceful people, but our armored train
    Standing on the siding!
  3. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 7 March 2022 18: 54
    Armored train?! Today!? In the modern "rocket war"!? Why?!
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 8 March 2022 18: 11
      Quote: Krapilin
      Armored train?! Today!? In the modern "rocket war"!? Why?!

      Don't tanks surprise you?
  4. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 7 March 2022 19: 01
    Damn! Just for the sake of the emotions of a person, I wanted to watch this video. The person was sincerely happy, and I myself ... would have wildly seen an armored train in 2022
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 7 March 2022 19: 26
      On link you can see the original.
    2. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 8 March 2022 20: 24
      Quote: Valera75
      Damn! Just for the sake of the emotions of a person, I wanted to watch this video. The person was sincerely happy, and I myself ... would have wildly seen an armored train in 2022

      Why be so surprised. Restoration of a blown up railway, train escort, cover for demining the railway track, etc. Cheap but effective. Experience is a lucrative thing. There are 4 similar trains in the composition of the railway troops.

  5. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 7 March 2022 19: 22
    Y-yes ... I thought there was little to surprise me, but then I was really surprised ... belay I didn’t even know that they still exist somewhere other than museums ... I knew about rocket trains, but not about this ...
    Apparently, judging by the composition, this is more like a field headquarters or a first-aid post with cover ... The troops have gone far from stationary support bases ...
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 7 March 2022 19: 39
      Why be surprised? This is the present - "having no analogues in the world" of Russia. Definitely no one has.
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 7 March 2022 20: 04
    There is an application for everything. Somewhere such a technique is needed.

  7. We are peaceful people, but our armored train
    It stands where it should be!...
  8. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 8 March 2022 11: 53
    Strange people .. Why be surprised then? In war, all means are good, and we have railway troops, which are mainly engaged in supply and transportation, but why should they not have protection? And there are not two Maxim machine guns and cannons of tsarist times, but given its carrying capacity, you can stuff them with such weapons. Yes, and "carts" in our time have not gone away in fact, the only difference is who has what at hand, the militants in the SAR simply put a machine gun on Japanese SUVs, they make our special combat vehicles. Yes, the exact same Ruin has not hated in garages and workshops of crazy hands. Defenders of the DLNR also master class their "carts". And we have a whole armored train, and I’m sure it’s armed as it should, and it probably also has air defense systems.
  9. Pavel57 Offline Pavel57
    Pavel57 (Paul) 8 March 2022 12: 59
    Got off the siding.
  10. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 8 March 2022 14: 10
    In SUCH a war, when there are no continuous fronts, when cities are blocked and left far in the rear, when wild gangs of Ukrofashists can appear out of nowhere, such a combat unit, protected against light weapons and having the ability to brush aside foot bandits, is normal.
  11. Sergey Sh Offline Sergey Sh
    Sergey Sh (Sergey Sh) 8 March 2022 14: 16
    Oh, journalists, four trains were used in Chechnya. Amur, Baikal, Terek and VV had Kuzma Minin.
    1. Sergey Sh Offline Sergey Sh
      Sergey Sh (Sergey Sh) 8 March 2022 15: 12
      I'll get better, Kozma Minin.
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  13. oberon2000oberon (Evgeny Tikhonov) 8 March 2022 17: 14
    In fact, this is just a mobile base of the railway troops. Covers repairmen and track layers.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 8 March 2022 18: 15
      Yes, and the cover of freight trains for the supply of equipment to the troops is also needed. After all, the rear of our troops in Ukraine is also not particularly friendly. Where the photo comes from is unknown. However, this is not quite an armored train. There is no armored car.
  14. Dingo Offline Dingo
    Dingo (Victor) 9 March 2022 11: 41
    And the casket just opened...

    No more railway blockade. The train from Kherson arrives at Armyansk station and emits two warning beeps. Long-distance trains did not run on this route for eight whole years. The first train consists of several wagons with passengers and an armored escort echelon.

    Soldiers were the first to follow the rails. Specialists of a separate unit of the railway troops and sappers checked the railway track and ensured safety throughout the route. The train went non-stop for six hours - through Antonovka, Kalanchak, Perekop Isthmus to the very Crimea.

    All passengers are foreigners who, through their embassies, asked to be taken out of Ukraine, this is 248 people. Among them are Swedes, Italians and even Brazilians, but the majority are Turkish citizens. There are many sailors who, due to the cancellation of flights, were left without work.
    Then they are waiting for a transfer to buses and a transfer to the nearest operating airport in Sochi, and from there - the opportunity to safely get home.
  15. Alesandro Alesandrovich (Alesandro Alesandrovich) 12 March 2022 13: 30
    The armored car, designed to protect the train from air raids, is equipped with 2 ZU-23 installations.