Traveling by train may be something ordinary but it gives passengers one of those moments of calmness and appeasement. While the train smoothly goes along the railways, green meadows, fields, and hills go past the train windows. The thin line of the evening horizon is dark and mysterious, but the deep-blue forest is lit up by the locomotive’s bright light. The train goes full steam ahead and it seems as the driver hurries for some reason, but this fact never bothers the passengers. While the peaceful and unobtrusive music is quietly playing in the background and beautiful Russian landscapes are seen through the window, it is difficult to be bothered by anything. At least, until the loud, although welcoming noise of a horn pierces through this calmness, almost instantly killing the soothing atmosphere.
The disturbed passenger looks out the window, even though he understands that it was only the signal by a switchman. Nevertheless, curiosity prevails and for a fleeting second he sees a man’s kind face, lit up by a dim yellow light of his lantern. Since the moment was so brief, it was difficult to recognize any distinguishable features. However, it does not change the fact that another person with his unique and interesting life has flashed by. For some reason, the passenger begins to wonder, what this man feels and what he thinks about while he welcomes and helps every passing train. Even when the figure of a switchman begins to disappear in the darkness, the passenger still tries to catch sight of his lantern. As if saying goodbye to this unknown mysterious man who gives his all to the job.