Słupsk Depot Demolition

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Two mechanical diggers make quick work of Slupsk MPD
picture by Glos Pomorza click photo for more pictures

The Motive Power Depot in Slupsk closed in the winter of 2001 and 2002. For the first couple of years, the railway police kept watch over the complex, then after a time nobody seemed to care. Scrap thieves helped themselves liberally to whatever items they fancied, if they were fixed they they utilised a little mechanical help. Police turned a blind eye. One of the roundhouses burnt down in mysterious circumstances in 2003, now the rest of the depot is being demolished, only the two round towers, which are listed as historic monuments, will remain.

Other locomotive depots whose fate remains uncertain include Pila, Gniezno and Pyskowice. A splendid MPD existed in Warsaw in Praga Poludnie. There were suggestions that it be developed into a new home for the national railway museum and that the items in the national collection be moved there under cover. In the event Praga Poludnie was demolished and the national collection rolling stock continues to deteriorate in the open.

Warsaw Railway Museum’s EP05-01 stored in the open

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