The film tells about the construction and builders of the Baikal-Amur mainline.
The faces of students, members of construction teams going to the construction of the Baikal-Amur highway.
A rally in honor of the departure of the first builders to BAM.
Views and panorama of the rally, banners with slogans in the hands of participants.
Mountain Far Eastern landscape (from above).
Map of the BAM highway.
Newsreel of 1974: the first builders disembark from a helicopter near the village of Ust-Kut, the helicopter flies away.
View of the part of the first tent settlement of the builders of BAM Zvezdny, a truck overcoming off-road.
One of the builders with a chainsaw on his shoulder goes into the taiga to cut a clearing.
People on an all-terrain vehicle stuck in the river.
The felling of the forest on the cutting of the clearing, the faces of the workers.
A team of track-laying workers under the leadership of A. Bondarev at the installation of the railway track on the site of the cut-down clearing.
The faces of the builders.
Laying of sections of the railway track.
Laying rails in winter conditions, Bondarev leads the team.
The faces of the track-laying workers, covered with woolen masks.
Track-laying workers at work, the faces of Bondarev and his comrades.
Sleepers laid on the embankment.
The face of the assistant foreman.
Laying of the next section of the railway track.
The carriage of the track-laying train, which houses the people's amateur theater.
Track-laying workers enter the dining car.
Dinner in the dining room.
Builders during the rest.
A rehearsal in an amateur theater.
The faces of Bondarev and his children.
Bondarev's daughter dresses up a Christmas tree.
Bondarev's children and wife are at home.
Members of the Bondarev brigade with their wives and children during a Sunday walk.
Wedding in the village, guests congratulate the newlyweds.
The faces of the dancing guests.
Newsreel of 1974: young builders of BAM peel potatoes in a restaurant car on the way to construction, A. Bondarev is sitting at the window.
View of the tunnel under construction.
Work on laying the next tunnel of the main line.
The process of tunneling in a hard-to-reach mountain range.
Surveyors-metrostroevtsy at work, the faces of surveyors.
The work of the equipment on the laying of the tunnel.
Sinkers at work.
Work in conditions of a breakthrough in the flow of underground water.
Types of construction of the Severomuysky tunnel.
Heavy dump trucks are leaving the tunnel.
The party organizer of the tunnel detachment Anatoly Podzarei discusses the production issue with his workmates.
Podzarey leads a meeting of the party committee.
Presentation of a certificate of honor to Podzarey and his appointment as the head of the tunnel detachment.
Podzarey with a dog is sitting by the fire.
Builders go hunting.
Autumn and winter taiga landscapes.
Participants of the Neptune festival are sailing on Lake Baikal in boats.
Neptune Festival on the shore of Lake Baikal, the faces of the audience and participants of the theatrical performance.
View of a part of the Baikal shore (from above).
Interior view of one of the cape tunnels.
Workers of the 16th tunnel detachment shake their boss Podzareya after the completion of the construction of the next cape tunnel.
The speaker speaks at the podium of the rally on the occasion of the bowing of the tunnel brigades.
Views and panorama of the rally (from above).
Panorama of the village of Tyndinsky (from above).
The truck is skidding in the mud.
An attempt to pull out a truck with a bulldozer.
View of the part of the city of Tynda on the site of the old village.
Earthworks on the construction of a residential building in Tynda.
Installation of reinforced concrete sections, the faces of builders.
Carrying out finishing works, plastering the walls.
The faces of the plasterers ' girls.
View of Krasnaya Presnya Street in Tynda.
People on the street of the city.
Calendar: 1974 1978
Locations: Irkutsk region  Baikal  Amur Oblast 
Seasons: Summer  Winter  Autumn