Archive for November 18th, 2009

Zulawy memories

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Train turning on the triangle at Malbork-Kałdowo Waske in 1991
Photo ©Stefan Motz

(Click above to view this picture in a larger format and see the rest of Stefan Motz’s photo essay about a journey from Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki to Malbork in 1991.)

After yesterday’s lapse in standards, today’s picture brings us back to the Polish narrow gauge. Stefan Morz recently posted a wonderful description of tracking a train on the Nowy Dwor Gdanski to Malbork section of the Zulawy Narrow Gauge Railway in June 1991. For those who are not fluent in German, here his story in an English translation courtesy of Google translate.

Sadly this section of line no longer exists. It was closed by an unimaginative local authority several years ago to make way for road widening. Happily some of the Zulawy system still lives on rescued from oblivion and operated by the Pomeranian Railway Enthusiasts Society.