The ‘Pirates of PKP’


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Przewozy Regionalne (PR) and PKP Cargo (Cargo) have agreed to exclude the steam-hauled Wolsztyn-Poznan steam trains from the effects of any future disputes regarding outstanding payments and today PR made a credit transfer to the bank account of Cargo for the monies outstanding for the haulage of these trains. But steam haulage will not actually restart until Tuesday when the monies are actually due to arrive in Cargo’s bank account. Meanwhile PR is incurring penalty charges with respect to the Wielkopolska provincial government due to the fact that the steam trains are not running. In addition, Cargo is not receiving any income for hauling steam trains because for the moment they are being hauled by PR’s Su42 diesel. Still everything will be OK on Tuesday. Or will it? The Wolsztyn shed-master worries that PKP Energetyka will disconnect the electricity supply to the shed on Monday because Cargo have not been paying their electricity bills.

You couldn’t make it up!

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2 Responses to “The ‘Pirates of PKP’”

  1. Rik Degruyter Says:

    We are back in Richard Trevithick days : Catch me who can !!

  2. Gavin Whitelaw Says:

    I will contact Fyffes and see if they have a spare banana van for Cargo, they seem to be the monkeys running the ship. You are right, Gilbert & Sullivan COULDN’T make a better scenario!

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