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Rain dampens Parowozjada

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Chabowka engine Ol12-7 (former Austrian Railways 429.195). Photo ©Robert Dylewski.

Chabowka engines, Ty2-953 in front and Tkt48-191 at rear haul three coaches of the MAV-nosztalgia vintage train from Chabowka station to Chabowka Skansen. Photo ©Robert Dylewski.

Obscure Polish game involving Pt47-65, a fireman’s shovel and some coloured balloons. Experienced players heat the shovel. Photo ©Robert Dylewski.

The annual Parowozjada steam gala, which was held last weekend, was a bit of damp squib. Rain, and the very short notice at which the event was announced, kept away the crowds. The key local government decision makers, on whom the future of the Chabowka Skansen depends, were conspicuous by their absence.

Parowozjada 2010

Monday, 16 August 2010

Last of its kind, Tr12-25 at Parowozjada 2006 in Rabka Zaryte. Photo BTWT.

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This year’s Parowozjada, the annual steam gala organised by the Cracow division of PKP Cargo, will take place in the Chabowka ‘skansen’ on the weekend of 28 and 29 August. As well as the Chabowka engines, there will be a couple of international guest locos and 4-6-2 Pm36-2 and 2-8-2 Pt47-65 are booked to attend from Wolsztyn. Although all the main events will be taking place within the confines of the depot, there will be plenty of steam specials running to provide excellent photo opportunities for the most avid railway photographer.

On Saturday 28 August the following specials will be running:

Tkt48-191 Ty2-953 Ol12-7
Chabowka 07:20 07:20 17:30
Rabka Zaryte 07:36 17:45
Dobra k. Limanowa 08:39
Dobra k. Limanowa 08:55
Rabka Zaryte 09:59 18:05
Zakopane 08:43
Zakopane 09:25
Chabowka 10:14 11:06 18:20

On Sunday 29 August the following steam special will run:

Chabowka 11:41
Zakopane 13:13
Zakopane 14:28
Chabowka 16:17

We understand that tickets will be sold on board these trains on a ‘first come, first served basis’ and that no seat reservations are available.

In addition two vintage train steam photostop specials will run on Sunday 29 August hauled by Ty2-911 and Tkt48-191. Tickets for these are strictly limited and must be reserved before hand by e-mailing

The above programme is liable to change and you are recommended to check the Chabowka website for a complete and up-to-date list of events.