Archive for the ‘Bydgoszcz Wyrzysk’ Category

1992 lost narrow gauge

Monday, 9 April 2012

MBxd2-228 at Trzcianka Zachodnia in April 1992. Photo Detlef Schikorr.

The Drehscheibe Online forum regularly carries posts with member’s photographs of past narrow gauge operations in Poland. Yesterday, Detlef Schikorr published a delightful illustrated article describing a trip to Poland 20 years ago.

Pride of place are photographs of the Bydgosko – Wyrzyskie Koleje Dojazdowe (Bydgoszcz – Wyrzysk Narrow Gauge Railway) in 1992 and the Opalenicka Kolej Dojazdowa (Opalenica Narrow Gauge Railway). The BWKD was still carrying freight (it was closed in 1994) and the OKD was still running freight and passenger services when Detlef visited the line.