➤The Railroad Station Building
➤Steam Locomotive -П36-0098 Monument
➤Pioneers’ Tent Monument
➤Transfer to the train station
➤Departure for Irkutsk
The history of Severobaikalsk is closely related to the history of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM). It was founded in 1974 as a work settlement for workers constructing the BAM, serving as a logistics centre and a central starting point for the railway project. To the west, the railway line was developed to Bratsk and to the east to Tynda. At this time the only settlement in the area was the village Nizhneangarsk, located at the edge of a swampy plain at the northern tip of the lake. It was decided to develop the new town Severobaikalsk 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Nizhneangarsk on a plateau above the lake, thus allowing further extensions and development in the future. As the town was founded mostly by volunteers of the Komsomol the population is relatively young.