Exhibition Railway Navvies 

Ratajätkät. Kuva Suomen rautatiemuseo.

16 June 2023 – 22 September 2024 

The railway revolutionised transportation, but the railway network would not have materialised without the builders, the Railway Navvies. What was their work and life like? The Railway Navvies exhibition tells stories of rugged railway builders and ruthless toil on the railway lines in the middle of wilderness. Historical photographs, tools and anecdotes from the railroad worksites from all over the Finland are on show in the exhibition. The exhibition is based on the 2022 doctoral dissertation of the Finnish Labour Museum Werstas director Kalle Kallio.    

Production: The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and the Finnish Railway Museum.