Happy Birthday Pt47-65



Pt47-65 at Wolsztyn on a Leszno – Zbaszynek train, September 2000.
Photo: Vincent Middlebrough

(Click above to see this and many other Pt47 photographs on Railfaneurope.net)

Pt47-65 celebrates its 60th birthday today. Sadly the locomotive is not in steam and Ol49-59 is working the two Wolsztyn – Poznan return workings.

The Leszno – Zbaszynek services are no longer steam-hauled and there is a weight restriction that bans PT47s working over the viaduct at Lubon. Wait! I hear you cry, Wasn’t the viaduct at Lubon specially rebuilt to enable the Pt 47s to work the Wolsztyn – Poznan route? Well the viaduct was rebuilt, but it seems that the weight restriction is still in place.

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Pt47-65”

  1. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    I think the weight restriction will remain until the new viaduct beds in – it all depends on the civil engineer! There is still a speed restriction over it at the moment.

    Can’t wait to get my hands on 65 again!

  2. Rik degruyter Says:

    At the downside of the bridge there is also a subsidence still not repaired after months! All it requires is ten minutes tamping, PKP PLK !!

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