At Wolsztyn they water down the ashes as they are dropped! Here dyspozytor (scheduler) Ireneusz "Irek" Tomiak does the honors.
On just another day of regular commuter train steam loco operation at Leszno, the loco runs around its train ready to work back to Wolsztyn in the early morning twilight.
A small series of pictures from the regular steam service in Wolsztyn.
By 2012 they used passenger coaches in a modern livery; hence I avoided photographing them. But the lines were still beaut... (more)
The modernisation of the line Poznan (Poesen) – Wolsztyn (Wollstein) left nothing worth to be photographed. Steszew lost everything except the semaphores. However, the cherr... (more)
The telegraph poles along the line from Wolsztyn to Poznan made always a sight on the line through a flat countryside which was, besides the Prussian station buildings, s... (more)
Sunrise over Poland
A calm spring morning at Ruchocice is only disturbed by the morning passenger to Poznan (Posen).
One of the many United States Army Transportation Corps 2-8-0s that were sold to Poland after World War II, PKP No Tr203 491 stands on the turntable at Poznan freight loco depot. These engines wer... (more)
A pair of former Deutsche Reichsbahn baureihe 50 2-10-0s that remained in Poland after World War II stand outside the roundhouse at the Poznan freight loco depot. (formerly Posen). On the left we ... (more)
I have always been fascinated by the size of the head lamps of the Polish locomotives.
You'll be shocked when looking at google maps how this level crossing looks after modernization: Railroad: PKP - Polish State RailwaysLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: Steszew, PolandLocomotive #: Pm36 2Train ID: unknownPhoto Date: January 23, 2011
On a frosty morning the express train locomotive Pm36 2 brought the early morning passenger from Wolsztyn (Wollstein) to Poznan (Posen). Rakoniewice had two manually served barriers. One of them w... (more)