Three trains in operation at Smigiel.
Photo ©Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.
At a meeting of Smigiel Town Council yesterday, a resolution was passed confirming that the Council intends to make a donation each year towards the operating costs of the Smigiel Railway commensurate in size with the railway’s local tax liability to the Council. The resolution spells the end of earlier plans prepared by the Counil for the railway to be run as a pure ‘tourist railway’ by the Town Council’s own direct labour force. SKPL will continue to be line’s operator and to offer a mix of passenger and freight services as well as special services customised to passenger’s individual requirements.
I would like to thank everybody who wrote individual letters to the Mayor of Smigiel asking that the railway be allowed to continue its role as a working railway.