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Gu Baoqing witnesses the changes of Chengdu-Chongqing railway

Seetao 2022-07-01 10:08
  • Gu Baoqing has worked in the railway for nearly 40 years, and has dealt with the crew work almost all his life
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Talking about the scene of the opening day of the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway on July 1, 1952, although 70 years have passed, the 94-year-old Gu Baoqing still has a fresh memory. On this day, the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway was officially opened. On the first train from Chongqing to Chengdu, this young man from Shanghai, as a conductor, completed the most unforgettable ride in his life...

Before the opening of the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway in June 1952, the 24-year-old Gu Baoqing had already worked as a conductor in the Shanghai Railway Administration, but he gave up the superior conditions in Shanghai at that time and moved his family to Chongqing. "My family and friends don't understand it, but I know it's the right decision to make." Gu Baoqing said firmly.

Gu Baoqing was born in Shanghai, old China. In 1947, at the age of 19, he became a railway worker. After the liberation of Shanghai in 1949, he successively served as a flight attendant, broadcaster and ticket clerk.

Gu Baoqing (the first from the left in the back row) took a group photo at the party training class of the Chongqing Railway Administration

Gu Baoqing (second from left in the back row) took a group photo with colleagues

On July 1, 1952, the mountain city was sunny in summer. In the early morning, people gathered from all directions to Chongqing Railway Station to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the opening of the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway.

"In the past 70 years, the Chengdu-Chongqing train has gone from 30 kilometers per hour to 350 kilometers per hour. The development of this road is inseparable from the strong leadership of the party. I am very proud to be a builder, participant and witness of this era." Gu Baoqing was full of pride when he saw the picture of the Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed rail traveling through the land of Bayu on TV.Editor/Ma Xue

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