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Second Srem Rail ‘Picnic’

Saturday, 22 September 2012

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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Passenger services return to Srem…

Monday, 13 June 2011

just for a day.

SKPL 401Da-216 0-6-0D shunter backs on its train at Czempin on 11 June 2011. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

Saturday 11 June saw passenger services returning for one day to the Czempin – Srem line on the occasion of the Dni Srema festival.

The train consisted of  two, 2-coach articulated double-decker sets painted in heritage dark olive green. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

The one-day operation was a joint between Przewozy Regionalne – who provided the rolling stock – and SKPL – who provided the locomotive and driver.

The line runs mostly along the main road although – as above – there are some very attractive scenic sections. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

The day’s operation received financial support from Srem Town Council.

This rural scene level crossing usually only sees a daily freight train. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

SKPL ran 4 trains each way between Czempin and Srem.

SKPL 401Da-216 and train run literally through the station master’s garden at Szoldry. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

The first train left Czempin at 07:35 and included a number of stops to allow railway enthusiasts to take pictures.

The semaphore signals are still in situ at Grabianowo, although they have been unused since PKP suspended services on the line. Photo Albert Mikolajczyk, SKPL.

As well as the 07:35 three other trains left Czempin, at 10:30, 13:05 and 15:30; returning at 10:20,