Monument to Tsaritsyn conductor

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Pre-revolutionary Tsaritsyn became the first regional town of the Russian Empire to have launched electric tram on April 9, 1913. Tram cars of that period remained operational until 1930. The first tram line of 10 km connected two railway stations - Tikhoretskiy (now Volgograd II) and Tsaritsyn station of Gryaze-Tsaritsynskaya Railway (now Volgograd I).

The monument to the first conductor in reginal Russian cities located close to the Sasha Filippov Park at the intersection of with Raboche-Krestyanskaya and Akademicheskaya Streets, was opened on April 29, 2015. The sculpture presents a composite character of conductors of early XX century, recreated from photographs. Its location is not random - Tsaritsyno tram exiting followed Raboche-Krestyanskaya street (Knyagininskaya Street at the time). Symbolic tram rails are located near the monument.