Archive for March 21st, 2010

Tour Wielkopolska by steam

Sunday, 21 March 2010


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Ty2-953 running light engine from Chabowka Station to Chabowka Skansen on the occasion of the Chabowka Gala on 29 July 2009.

The Friends of Wolsztyn Shed (TPWP) are organising a special train which will tour Wielkopolska on Sunday May 2nd 2010.  The route includes the Międzychód – Sieraków and Międzychód – Łowyń lines that have not seen a passenger train for years.

The train will consist of a Chabowka based Ty2 or Ty42 hauling class 43A and 102A vintage bogie coaches and a bogie luggage van.

The advertised route is: Wolsztyn – Zbąszynek – Międzyrzecz – Wierzbno – Międzychód – Sieraków Wlkp. – Międzychód – Łowyń – Międzychód – Wierzbno – Międzyrzecz – Zbąszynek – Wolsztyn.

Sadly, because of high PKP PLK track access charges, the cost of the trip will be 160 PLN (approx. £37) – which is quite high for Polish enthusiasts. The train is running the day after this year’s Wolsztyn Steam Parade and TPWP is extending a cordial invitation to all railway enthusiasts to participate in this trip ‘back in time’. A special English language page about the trip has been hosted on the society’s website. This quite informative, but commits the error of calling Wielkopolska Greater Poland – Ugh! See here why this is wrong!

A booking form is also available on line.