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Randy Young, 20 Feb 2016
The flag of the Ukrainian Railways is a horizontal blue flag with the logo UZ (УЗ in Ukrainian) in gold in the middle, surrounded by 7 golden stars (probably for each of its main Branches which were 6, plus an additional one for heritage or lineage reasons) as seen here and here. (source)
Its current formal name is The State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine, more commonly PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railways”) (coloquially known Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukrainian: Укрзалізниця, after its effective unification of its branches on December 1, 2015). The full incorporation of all the other companies should be by 2020. Some of the other companies (21 in total) in this public conglomerate are of a wide variety of ranges, from IT, to repair shops, concrete plants, logistics, etc.
The railways were split by Decree No. 356 of December 14, 1991 by the Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) into six territorial railway companies (semi independent), each having their own directorates, located in the following cities:
Donetsk Railways (below) (abbreviated as DZ) (Ukrainian: Донецька залізниця) is based in Donetsk.
image located by Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015
In this Al Jazeera news report today, there's a video where an unknown flag is shown, being waved by Pro Russian separatists during fighting in
Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015
The text is indeed in Cyrillic script, and states "Debaltseve". By the way, both Russian and Ukrainian use Cyrillic script. Debaltseve is the Ukrainian name of the town, in Russian it is Debaltsevo. The logo is a monochrome version of that of the Donetsk Railways logo, combining its Ukrainian initials DZ (in Cyrillic: Д3). On Wikipedia you can see a
blue-and-yellow version of the logo.
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 13 January 2016
The Donetsk Railway was established on May 15, 1953, between the merger of the North and South Donetsk Railways, but it traces its origins as far back as January 5, 1870 when the first railway in the Region was established. Sources:
On the Road and
Esteban Rivera, 16 January 2016
Randy Young, 20 Feb 2016
Lviv Railways (abbreviated as LZ) (Ukrainian: Львівська залізниця), based in Lviv The flag is a horizontal blue flag with the number 1861 and an old locomotive inside the wings, as part of the logo ) in yellow outline, as seen here: here. (source:) (the original source for the image is: here).
Lviv Railways is a territorial branch company of Ukrainian Railways
(Ukrzaliznytsia) headquartered in
Lviv. It traces its
roots back to the first railway line built in the current territory of
Ukraine, (which) was the Przemyśl - Lviv line, which was part of the
connection from Kraków. The line was constructed by k.k. priv.
Galizische Carl Ludwig-Bahn which later became nationalised by the
Imperial (Royal) Austrian State Railways
It was built in 1861 under the initiative of Leon Sapieha, and was
98 kilometres long.
Esteban Rivera, 20 Feb 2016