DB Schenker statement re Ty2-5680


Tomasz Domzalski, webmaster of Ty2.pl – one of the first websites to carry the news of the imminent scrapping of Ty2-5680 – has received an e-mail from Andrzej Wyszynski, a spokesman for DB Schenker Rail Polska –

Pragnę poinformować, iż umowa sprzedaży parowozu Ty2-5680 z firmą KEM w chwili obecnej zostanie rozwiązana. Parowóz został przetransportowany do jednej z naszych lokomotywowni Szczakowa-Jęzor, gdzie z powodu zacięcia się zestawu kołowego zostanie poddany drobnej renowacji. W chwili obecnej rozważana jest nowa lokalizacja, która pozwoli w sposób odpowiedni podkreślić jego historyczną wartość. Poinformujemy Państwa o nowym miejscu pobytu historycznej lokomotywy.

For those whose Polish is a bit rusty here is a translation –

I would like to inform you that the agreement regarding the sale of steam locomotive Ty2-5680 to KEM has, as of this moment, been cancelled. The locomotive has been transported to one of our locomotive depots, Szczakawa0-Jezor, where, as the result of a damaged bearing, it will undergo a minor repair. We are currently considering a suitable new location which will emphasise the historic value of the locomotive. We will inform you about the new location of this historic locomotive.

Let’s hope that DB Schenker can be persuaded that a suitable way of ’emphasising the historic value of the locomotive’ would be a joint Polish-German (or even Anglo-Polish-German!) project to restore it to working order. Send your suggestions to –

Oliver Schumacher
Deutsche Bahn AG
Head of Communications
Potsdamer Platz 2
10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 297-61480
Fax: +49 30 297-61485
E-mail: oliver.schumacher@deutschebahn.com


2 Responses to “DB Schenker statement re Ty2-5680”

  1. Juddystar Says:

    What great opportunity for DB to market their services. Why not restore the engine and operate it from Wolsztyn on freight duty. I’m sure there would be enough interest from people eager to get on the footplate of a ‘real’ freight train on a daily basis.

  2. John Says:

    I responded to DB suggesting that DB retain the loco as it may not be appreciated now, but will in years to come. If kept on tick over maintenance, it will cost very little to keep on their books. One day it might pull trains.
    Alternative will be a good scrap price in future years as steel gets ever more expensive

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