The Institute was founded in December 1938 on the basis of the design group of Sibtransproekt Novosibirsk Institute. In the environment of rapid development of the railway industry, one of the most important tasks of the group was to provide design documents for upcoming construction of industrial and railway facilities, residential houses, social and cultural facilities.
As from the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the design team shifted to satisfaction of the first priority requirements of the back front. It was then, when the unique works appeared. Such works included projects of reconstruction of buildings for accommodation of companies and hospitals evacuated to Krasnoyarsk. Many employees of the Institute participated in military actions and acted on the labor front.
During the post-war years, enhancement of the technical armament of the Krasnoyarsk Railway became of top priority. Projects of construction and reconstruction of manufacturing companies, water supply and drainage systems, and development of tracks complex, signaling and communication system were implemented.
Availability of highly qualified personnel, technical equipment, normative and technical base, scrupulous selfless work of the personnel and skilled management of the Institute helped to preserve the Institute during the difficult years of «Perestroika».
The leaders of the Institute, i.e. S.P. Nikolaev, N.N. Veselov, and I.S. Aksenov, were awarded with the badge «Honorary Railway Worker» for high professionalism and skilled work management.
In the period of its existence the Institute’s name and status were changed multiple times
At the present time, Krasnoyarskzheldorprojekt is one of the major design and research companies in the region.