by John Savery
EU06-12 locomotive. Photo transportszynowy.pl.
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The EU06 electric locos are reaching the end of their working lives, 50 years after being delivered from the Vulcan Foundry, in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire. Of the 20 locomotives built, as at 14 December 2011, only 7 locomotives remained in service: EU06… 01, 07, 10, 12, 17, 18 and 20.
A farewell trip is planned for 19 May, and is a circular railtour starting at Krakow. It is being organised by a new society, the Fundacja Kolejowa “Stacja Lubsko / Sommerfeld” (Lubsko / Sommerfeld Railway Foundation) and Stowarzyszenie Miłośników Kolei z Jaworzyny Śląskiej (Jaworzyna Slaska Railway Fans Association). The latter are not the same as the organisation operating the railway museum at Jaworzyna Slask.
Further details of the railtour can be found on the organiser’s website www.EU06.com