Caught by camera


The Chabowka-Nowy Sacz railway line is a fragment of the Linia Tranwersalna, an East-West railway route built by Austrian engineers across the South Poland, in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains. Normally closed to all traffic, the line comes alive for a few weekends each summer as it is used by steam specials hauled by locomotives based at PKP Cargo’s railway museum in Chabowka.

These photographs showing vintage trains running on the line are all the work of Michal Affeltowicz. They were all taken on Sunday 6 September and show the three 110 zloty photostop specials that were part of this year’s Chabowka Steam Gala.

First train of the day, photostop special to Mszana Dolna,
hauled by TKt48-191, freshly outshopped from Chabowka

The second train also ran to Mszana Dolna
and was hauled by guest loco Tkp 11

The third and final train was hauled by Ty2-911
and ran all the way to Dobra k. Limanowej

Our thanks to Michal for letting us see the above. Michal’s pictures of the 2006 Chabowka Steam Gala can be seen here. A fuller report on this year’s Parowozjazda will appear in due course.

2 Responses to “Caught by camera”

  1. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    The third photo seems to show a rebuilt Tkt48 !!

  2. dyspozytor Says:

    Aargh !! Well spotted. I have now corrected the caption. I was very, very, tired when I posted these photos. That is my excuse for posting so little text. I knew that there was a good chance that I might get something seriously wrong.

    Gavin, you’ve been reader of BTWT since before we started on WordPress and I have enjoyed reading your comments. You wouldn’t like to become a technical editor by any chance? If so please reply via our railfan(at) e-mail address.

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