Second Srem Rail ‘Picnic’

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TGM40-9586 and train waiting to depart from Czempin. Photo Michal Koscielniak.

The second Piknik Kolejowy, which took place last Saturday, 15 September, was an outstanding success. Thousands of local railway residents and railway enthusiasts crowded the grounds at Srem railway station.

Triple overtaking! Photo Michal Koscielniak.

Undoubtedly the biggest attraction was the special shuttle train service that ran between Czempin and Srem on this normally freight-only line which has been taken over by the Srem District Council.

Garden railway. Photo Michal Koscielniak.

With SKPL operating the trains, Przewozy Regionalne providing the double deck railway carriages and the Srem District Council arranging the various family attractions at Srem station, the recipe proved very popular and it looks as if the ‘railway picnic’ is set fair to be an annual event.

Tail lights. Photo Michal Koscielniak.

Local rail transport enthusiasts are hoping that the publicity generated by the event may encourage the Wielkopolska provincial government to provide financial support which would enable regular passenger services to be reintroduced on the line.

Train ready to depart for Czempin. Photo Michal Koscielniak.

Our thanks to SKPL for forwarding Michal Koscielniak’s superb photographs.

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