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Wolsztyn Steam Gala 2009 – part 2

Monday, 4 May 2009

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Ok1-359

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GWR Small Prairie 5521

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Crowds positioned themselves along every viewpoint for 4 km

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Ol12-7, outshopped in 2008, has lost its ‘ex works’ gloss

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Bill Parker’s Prairie made its last public appearance in Poland

Here are some more of our photographs of the Wolsztyn Steam Gala this time taken on Saturday 2 May.

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Wolsztyn Steam Gala 2009 – part 1

Saturday, 2 May 2009

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Performers in position

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No time for stage fright

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Guest star from Hungary

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Chabowka veteran

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Waiting to go on stage

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A tight fit

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The final bow

This year’s Wolsztyn Steam Gala was the most successful yet with some 30,000 people attending. We will be publishing a full analysis and report in due course. In the meantime here are some of our photographs of Friday’s light show, Sound, Light and Steam.

All the photographs were taken on 1st May, 2009. They are copyright, Behind The Water Tower. Permission is hereby given for them to be reproduced on any non-commercial website, subject to full atribution and the provision of a back link to BTWT. High resolution pictures may be seen by double clicking the pictures.

For commercial re-use please write to railfan [at] go2 [dot] pl.

Wolsztyn programme v.2

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

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Bill Parker’s GWR 5521 at last year’s Wolsztyn Steam Gala. This year’s Gala will be the last public appearance of the engine in Poland before she returns to the UK.

The following changes have been made to the programme that we published earlier. Due to the risks of fires in Germany, locomotives: 35 1019, 52 8177, 52 8079 and 03 2204 will no longer be taking part in the parade. In addition, there are some changes to the timing and the times when 18 201 will depart to be turned in Leszno and then return are no longer fixed at 15:20 and 17:30.

The following steam engines will be taking part in the Gala: Wolsztyn – Pt47-65, Ol49-59, Ol49-69, Tr5-65, Ok1-359, Ok22-31; Chabowka Ty2-911, Ol12-7, TKt48-191; Przewozy Regionalne, Wroclaw – TKt48-18; Great Britain – 5521; Hungary – 220.194; Czech Republic – 423 041; Slowak Republic – 486.007; Germany – 18 201.

Please note. The steam-hauled vintage trains on Saturday are likely to be sold out and it may be difficult to buy tickets on the day in the trains. We would recommend buying tickets (15 zl) on the Friday afternoon or evening in the Information Centre in Wolsztyn MPD.

Here is the revised programme for Saturday:

08:15
dep.
Ty2-911 + vintage train. Wolsztyn – Stefanowo. PUBLIC
09:15
arr.
Ty2-911 + vintage train. Stefanowo – Wolsztyn. PUBLIC
10:02
arr.
Traditionszug special. Berlin – Wolsztyn. PRIVATE
10:10
dep.
Ol12-7 + vintage train. Wolsztyn – Nowawies Mochy. PUBLIC
(train crosses “Hefajstos” train at Nowawies)
10:36
arr.
Special. Cottbus – Wolsztyn. PRIVATE
10:51
arr.
TKt48-18 + GWR 5521 + 9 coaches. Train no. 77503,”Hefajstos”. PUBLIC
Wrocław Gl 8:06; Oborniki Sl. 8:37; Zmigrod 9:00; Rawicz 9:20; Leszno 9:47
11:35
arr.
Ol12-7 + vintage train. Nowawies Mochy – Wolsztyn. PUBLIC
11:40
arr.
18 201 + 7 coaches. PRIVATE
Chemnitz Hbf – Cottbus – Wolsztyn.
11:40
arr.
Ok1-359 + PKP VIP special. Poznan – Wolsztyn. PRIVATE
12:18
arr.
Pt47-65 + 9 coaches. Poznan – Leszno – Wolsztyn. PUBLIC
Train no. 77503 ,Poznan Gl 9:50 – Koscian – Leszno 10:57
13:00
13:20
Formal opening
13:20
15:00
STEAM LOCOMOTIVE PARADE
15:??
dep.
18 201 leaves to be turned in Leszno
16:05
dep.
TKt48-191 + vintage train. Wolsztyn – Stefanowo. PUBLIC
17:05
arr.
TKt48-191 + vintage train. Stefanowo – Wolsztyn. PUBLIC
17:10
dep.
Ol49-59 + PKP VIP special. Wolsztyn – Poznan. PRIVATE
17:15
dep.
Special. Wolsztyn – Berlin – Lichtenberg. PRIVATE
17:??
arr.
18 201, returns from being turned at Leszno
17:50
dep.
TKt48-18 + GWR5521 + “Hefajstos” train. PUBLIC
Boszkowo – Leszno – Rawicz – Zmigrod – Oborniki Sl. – Wroclaw Gl 20:35
17:53
dep.
Ol49 + train no. 77501. PUBLIC
Grodzisk Wlkp. – Poznan Debiec – Poznan Gl 19:34
18:40
dep.
18 201 + special. Wolsztyn – Cottbus. PRIVATE
18:55
dep
Special. PRIVATE
Wolsztyn – Cottbus – Chemnitz Hbf.