Archive for June 7th, 2012

BTWT Brain-twister – 1

Thursday, 7 June 2012


The NRM at York are holding Railfest 2012 from 2-10 June. The event billed as Britain’s biggest ever gathering of rail record breakers will give hours of pleasure to children and adults alike during the UK half-term holiday.

(Click on the image to go to the NRM’s RailFest website. Click here to see a YouTube video of the event.)

It is time for another BTWT quiz. Our quizzes provide us with a great deal of valuable feedback from our readers, allow us to reconnect with former contributors and provide a great deal of innocent fun.

So in the spirit and style of the BBC’s Round Britain Quiz here is the first question.  What links: a vessel built for a loyal celebration; a 6th century abbot; and a historic industrial steam locomotive?

There are 6 points for the first correct answer. If clues are needed to solicit a correct answer, the number of points awarded will be reduced according to how much assistance has been given.

(Comment moderation has been turned on to prevent our cleverest readers from giving the game away to soon.)

Przeworsk Railway reopens for 2012

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Kanczuga Station, Przeworsk Railway. Photo Pabbloz.

(Click on image to enlarge, click here for details of licensing.)

After missing the traditional beginning-of-May start of the operating season, the SKPL-operated Przeworsk Railway commenced its 2012 passenger operations on 2 and 3 June. Trains will run every Saturday and Sunday during June, July and August; departing from Przeworsk at 09:00 and arriving at Dynow at 11:45. The return working departs from Dynow at 14:30 and arrives at Przeworsk at 17:10. In addition a free-of-charge shuttle is operated in association the the restaurant at Bachorz. The shuttle departs from Dynow at 13:00 and arrives at Bachorz at 13:10. It leaves Bachorz at 13:50 and returns to Dynow at 14:00. There is just time to sample the traditional Polish kotlet schabowy (pork chop) if you order promptly! During September trains will only run on Sundays.