Pleszew Railway Winter

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Pleszew Railway – narrow gauge passenger and standard gauge freight – Winter 2010. Video by .

Further to our article Narrow gauge trains in the snow one of our readers wrote in to remind us that the mixed-gauge Pleszew Railway (750 mm and 1,435 mm) runs an all-the-year-round passenger service.

The 4km long Pleszew Railway is the only operating section of the 750 mm gauge, Krotoszynska Kolej Dojazdowa. This 50 km line was built in 1900 and ran from Krotoszyn Waskotorowy to Broniszewice. It was radically cut back by PKP in 1986. The section between Pleszew Waskotorowy and Pleszew Miasto survived until 2001, when PKP closed all of its operating narrow gauge lines.

The line was taken over by the Pleszew Urban District Council, which appointed SKPL as the line’s operator. Passenger and freight services were restarted in 2006 and with some interruptions have continued ever since.

The very professional video, made by drezyna24, shows the line working during the winter of 2010.

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3 Responses to “Pleszew Railway Winter”

  1. Dampfmeisteren Says:

    Unfortunately the service was cut to just 2 return workings this year. I guess that this does not bode well for the future of this little gem.

  2. Peter Lockley Says:

    Does anyone know the timetable ? I tried getting on the SKPL website recently and couldn’t find it.

  3. Ed Beale Says:

    The timetable as it was on 1 December 2011 is on my website: http://www.narrowrail.net/pleszew/

    I don’t expect it will have changed much, as it is essentially used as a school service. If you do visit and find the timetable has changed, please let me know and I will update my site.

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