Help save the Przeworsk Railway
Permanent Way crew and trolley, Jawornik Polski, 1 April 2009.
I am appealing to all our seasoned campaigners to write to the Chief Executive of the PodKarpackie Provincial Government asking him to take action to help save the Przeworsk Railway. Here is the letter that I sent myself which contains all the contact details. Please modify the words to reflect what you would like to say yourself, rather than just copy my letter word for word.
Mr Zygmunt Cholewinski
Marszałek Wojewodztwa Podkarpackiego
al. Lukasza Cieplinskiego 4,
Dear Mr Cholewinski,
I am writing to you to ask for your intervention in saving the Przeworsk Railway. The railway is one of the most scenically attractive tourist railways in Poland and the only one whose route includes a tunnel. I sincerely believe that – properly developed – the line could attract more tourists to the region and become a powerful catalyst for the revival of the area.
Over the last few years, I have attended many meetings with local authorities through whose areas the line runs. All have declared their willingness to contribute to the line’s finances. All have declared their willingness to meet together regularly to plan for the line’s revival. All have asked that for at least the first meeting you join us and help us develop a viable plan for the line’s future.
This year the line has suffered greatly because of flood damage and, without an urgent repairs, will not be able to run during the 2011. If the line does not run it will surely suffer the same devastation and theft that have destroyed many other narrow gauge railways that were left ‘in limbo’.
Accordingly, I would earnestly ask you to organise a meeting of all the line’s stake-holders, and with yourself at the head of the table, help us formulate a plan to secure the line’s continued future and further development as a ‘pearl’ of the Podkarpackie Region.
Please if at all possible send the letter by post or fax. That way it will be formally logged in the mailbox of the Chief Executive’s office. The contact details are:
Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Podkarpackiego
al. Łukasza Cieplińskiego 4
skr. pocztowa 17
tel: (017) 850 1700, (017) 860 6700
fax: (017) 850 1701
The letter should also be copied to the Chief Executive of the Przeworsk District Council, the line’s new owner:
Mr Zbigniew Kiszka
Starostwo Powiatowe w Przeworsku
ul. Jagiellońska 10
The terminus at Dynow, 1 April 2009. Both photos BTWT.