Steaming into the dark


Unknown train, unknown destination. Photo ©Marek Cieselski.

On 27 September, Council members of Wielkopolska provincial government are due to debate the setting up of a new company to run the Wolsztyn MPD. The new company – a joint venture between PKP Cargo and the local authorities – is to take over the management of Wolsztyn from PKP Cargo. The Wielkopolska provincial government is to hold a majority stake in the new venture. Minor shareholders are to include the local authorities along the line. If the takeover goes ahead as planned will things improve for Wolsztyn’s worn out steam locos or will the new company be a gravy train for senior PKP Cargo and Wielkopolska officials? Time will tell, but in the meantime keep reading BTWT.

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