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"Siaurukas" Narrow-Gauge Railway
A narrow-gauge railway Panevėžys – Anykščiai - Rubikiai was established in 1899. That time was known as the time of black engines and wooden carriages.

In the beginning of the XX century the Siaurukas was the main vehicle in the region of Aukštaitija (north-eastern Lithuania) for carrying people and goods such as flax, bacons, sugar-beet, flour, butter, flax-seed, wood and sand. The farmers transported salt, fertilizers, burning oil and coal.

From the year 2001 the narrow-gauge has not been used any more for the purposes mentioned above, the tourist trains are  pulled by locomotive TU-2. Nowadays it is an object of national cultural heritage and is used for tourism, free time and entertainment purposes.

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