The last missing piece restored. Photo FPKW.
(Click to see the full track repairs photo gallery).
Over the June long weekend, 30 May to 2 June, FPKW volunteers repaired the last missing section of track on the 49km line from Rogow to Biala Rawska. Works draisine Wmc-009 , pictured above, became the first rail vehicle to reach the end of the line since autumn 2011.
Work begins. New sleepers being laid. Photo FPKW.
The final missing link on the route was a length of stolen rail at km 33.7 near Konopnica. As the sleeper fixings had also been stolen along with the rail, this required completely new sleepers.
Lifting the first rail into place. Photo FPKW.
The repair was only possible thanks to donations from Rawa Mazowiecka district council, PKP PLK, and the National Sugar Company, as well as the many individual donors to FPKW, including those Behind the Water Tower readers who gave money through FPKW’s PayPal donation facility during our campaign to help restore the railway. Thank you to all.