Pure BAM, Tynda exists solely for the BAM and didn't exist at all before 1974. Very planned and having a slightly wild west feel to it the city is surrounded by Taiga forest. Tynda is an important train hub and the station is perhaps the most impressive building in the city. From here, as well as going East or West you can also head south on the "Little BAM or north towards (and eventually to) Yakutsk. Aside from the impressive BAM museum there are few other sights but perhaps because of this, a stop in Tynda focuses more on the life of the people there and so makes it an unwitting highlight of the BAM.