ВТУ "Тодор Каблешков"

Visitation of the kinder railway in Plovdiv

On April 24, 2015, students from specialty “Building structures in transport” under the guidance of assistant professor Kosta Kostov visited the kinder railway in Plovdiv. It is constructed of railway lines taken apart the railway section Kocherinovo – Rila monastery. The railway was back to operation in 2007. Since then, it is under the jurisdiction of Plovdiv Municipality.
Geno Gyurov – train master and Dimcho Grozev – engineer in maintenance of the railway tracks introduced to the students the mechanism of railway lines upper construction and the structure of rolling stock. Both experts have graduated at “Todor Kableshkov” University of Transport in 1977. Together with their assist. prof. Kosta Kostov, the students travelled through the tunnel of the railway section and got familiar with the switch structure. The event was useful for the students as they practically carried out their lections in disciplines “Upper construction of railway lines” and “Designation and building of railway lines”. The students admired to the attractive journey and the lectures, read by professionals. They even suggested to their teachers from Department “Building structures in transport” to organize more often such events, concerning visitation of different places in Bulgaria.