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Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University PGUPS





Vologda Technical School of Railway Transport – branch of PGUPS


Vasiliy P. Shilovskiy
Vasiliy P. Shilovskiy
(8172) 79-34-52
(8172) 79-67-67
г. Вологда, Техникумовский переулок, д. 4
СМК РД 7.3.213-2018 Положение о Вологодском техникуме железнодорожного транспорта – филиале федерального государственного бюджетного образовательного учреждения высшего образования «Петербургский государственный университет путей сообщения Императора Александра I»
(8172) 79-34-52
160009, Northwestern Federal District, Vologda Region, Vologda, per. Tekhnikumovskiy, 4

The Vologda Technical School of Railway Transport was established based on a technical school opened in Vologda in 1902. The full educational course included two parts:

  • a three-year course of theoretical education and practical training in carpentry, locksmith, blacksmith, turning, copper, etc.;
  • compulsory two-year internship on the railway in the chosen field.

During the period from 1905 to 1917, 276 technicians had graduated the School.

In 1917, the School was transformed into the Secondary Railway School, in 1923 — into the Technical School of Railway Transport with a four-year training period in traction and mechanical specialties. In 1924, the Technical School was transformed into the Professional School of the People’s Commissariat of Railways, its graduates were awarded the title of technician.

In 1930, another technical school was opened in Vologda, which trained railway specialists. In 1936, this educational institution was merged with the Traction-Mechanical Technical School and became known as the Vologda Technical School of the People’s Commissariat of Railways.

During the Great Patriotic War, the training of railway specialists continued. In the postwar years, the Technical School had new departments opened: power supply, car facilities, diesel locomotive facilities.

Currently, the Technical School has three educational buildings, 73 classrooms and laboratories, two libraries, gyms, a ski base, a canteen, and training workshops. There is also a museum.

The teaching staff consists of 88 people. Since 2001, the Head of the branch is V.P. Shilovsky — a graduate of the School.

In total, over the years, over 34.5 thousand specialists have graduated the Technical School. Currently, it offers the following majors: Power Supply (by industry); Technical Operation of Railway Rolling Stock; Technical Operation of Lifting, Construction, Road Machinery and Equipment (by industry) (on railways); Computing Machines, Complexes, Systems and Networks; Construction of Railways, Track and Track Facilities; as well as 28 options of retraining and advanced training. On average, 1200 specialists graduate the School every year.