by John Savery
Ol49-32 awaits it fate at Gniezno on 20.9.2010.
Photo John Savery.
I have just read (on Tomislaw Czarnecki’s site) that the scrapping of Ol49-32 at Gniezno has been going on today.
The attached shows the state of the loco on 20 September – not a pretty sight, but no worse than some Barry wrecks that have been restored to working order. Nevertheless, there are plenty more locos in Poland with uncertain futures, and whilst I am not condoning the scrapping, saving key components )such as axles and frames) for other locos would surely have been a logical step?
An immaculately turned out Ol49-32 working in Wolsztyn in 1992. Video