Road Keeper Lives His Last Days

Road Guard
Road Guard

The Road Keeper Lives Its Last Days: 'The Road Keeper' is the story of Mustafa Doğan, who has been doing road maintenance, repair and repair works on state railways for 38 years. Mustafa Doğan (1975), who started working as a worker in State Railways (DDY) in 57, is one of those railway guards. Overtime starts between the cold iron rails as it gets dark in the morning and morning. The railway is entrusted to guards with tracks of 10-15 km in many regions. The railway road keeper, who monitors the region he is responsible for, every day, has to look at the trust.


Expressing that he walked about 20 km on his days, Mustafa Doğan explains how passionately he is attached to his job. guarding the way to live their last months together according to rumors, a fast train passes along the railways will automatically check vehicles in Turkey.


While he was inspecting the region he was responsible for for twenty years, he walked 85 thousand kilometers to travel around the world twice. Aşık Veysel said “I am on a long road, day and night,” as if he made the professional definition of the railway guards.

Every Morning, the first day in the profession with excitement as the road passes. Carefully walk through each meter of the kilometer, as if it were the first meter. A small carriage lamp in one hand, a carburetor lamp in one hand, a tool bag in one hand, rails, and thousands of fixtures that secure the sleepers, carefully control the eye, attention is paid to the right of the road to the left. Was a landslide, fell to the road, screw loosened, loaf-thrown small faults by using the hand tools at that moment, large faults and irregularities to inform the concerned.


He was home in Adana in the 1998 earthquake. He runs away to look at the Varda Railway Bridge, which he calls “the trust of our state” even though he is not in his zone, then comes and checks his house bark.

Qatar, night traffic, the safe flow of traffic, the passengers work to reach the load in time. The rail watchman, the 10 watches over the hour and the 24 watch is ready for duty. On the way to freeze, cold, not to sweat the priority way to be open, is the completion of the work. Life spans the roads. Her friends, trains that pass by several meters away, thousands of passengers and tons of cargo.

At the end of twenty years, the road watchman Mustafa Doğan becomes Mustafa Çavuş. Pozantı-Belemedik, which is a dangerous and important region for FDI due to the nature of the land and the nature of the nature conditions, continues to serve among the stations of Belemedik-Hacıkırı, Hacıkırı-Bucak and Mustafa Çavuş. There are full 4 mile tunnel crossing between the Belemedik-Hacıkır stations with a length of 10 kilometers.
Wildlife and settlements intertwine. There is no rheumatism in this region.


Now railways are being restructured. Now the title of Mustafa Çavuş is a line maintenance and repair officer. Changing the title did not reduce the weight of the task, on the contrary, imposed new responsibilities. But the workers continue to call him "Sergeant". Not only the title has changed, but the trains that have come in, replaced by electric high-speed trains.

“The road has changed and the trains have changed,” says Mustafa Çavuş. He had an accident nearby, “We were working at the mouth of the tunnel, a new train was put in, we didn't know, it was electric. He was with us twenty meters when we heard his voice. "We threw ourselves hard on the side of the road," he says.


The materials they used have also changed. “We used carbide lamps from the Germans this way. Nowadays we use led lighting, head lamps, battery powered lighting. In the event of danger, while using the firecracker, red-green illuminated lamps, the mobile phone was used without a radio. Now they go to work with motorized wagons. Mustafa Çavuş said, “A lot has changed. After the steam, the first 24 thousand horsepower trains came out. Then the British medium cabins and then 22 thousand horsepower locomotives. Now, on this ramp, there are 850 thousand diesel units carrying 33 tons of cargo. ” The most favorite is the High Speed ​​Train. Even when you hear your name

Excited. However, the road watcher is having its last months. Fast train with the transition railways in Turkey will start checking Automatic vehicles.



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