Posts Tagged ‘Wosztyn’

Happy Birthday Pt47-65

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Pt47-65 at Wolsztyn on a Leszno – Zbaszynek train, September 2000.
Photo: Vincent Middlebrough

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Pt47-65 celebrates its 60th birthday today. Sadly the locomotive is not in steam and Ol49-59 is working the two Wolsztyn – Poznan return workings.

The Leszno – Zbaszynek services are no longer steam-hauled and there is a weight restriction that bans PT47s working over the viaduct at Lubon. Wait! I hear you cry, Wasn’t the viaduct at Lubon specially rebuilt to enable the Pt 47s to work the Wolsztyn – Poznan route? Well the viaduct was rebuilt, but it seems that the weight restriction is still in place.