Archive for July 15th, 2011

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Friday, 15 July 2011

2ft gauge, neatly trimmed hedges, a well-kempt platform, recently painted coaches… the scene could be North Wales. It is in fact the Znin District Railway just before the departure of the 14:40 to Gasawa on 13 July, 2011. Photo BTWT.

The head of the same train. The visit of a friend from my schoolboy volunteering days on the Talyllyn Railway provided a ready made excuse to revisit the Znin railway. Photo BTWT.

Echoes of Portmadoc, the sharp curve at the throat of Znin station. Photo BTWT.

We pass the 14:30 from Gasawa at Wenecja Museum. The Znin Railway runs two trains during the summer season. Photo BTWT.

The Polish curse – heritage steam locomotives stored in the open – at Wenecja Museum. My first visit here was in the 1970s! Photo BTWT.

The reconstructed Iron Age settlement at Biskupin is a powerful tourist magnet for the region. Photo BTWT.

An invitation to see the line’s solitary working steam engine, Px38 805, proved irresistible. Photo BTWT.

The railway links many local tourist attractions. A map put up by the Znin District Council and displayed outside the open air railway museum at Wenecja. Photo BTWT.

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