Pleszew Railway – narrow gauge passenger and standard gauge freight – Winter 2010. Video by drezyna24.
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.