After having received water and coal, the power for the afternoon round trip to Poznan is turned to face east. Still a twice-a-day "for real" activity in Wolsztyn, where steam powers two round tr... (more)
When shooting the second and third of the four daily scheduled steam passenger runs between Poznan and Wolsztyn, two each way, it is generally impossible to get nose light. One notable exception... (more)
The past-midday Poznan-Wolsztyn local has departed the station at Rostarzewo and is passing a large home built in one of the typical Polish styles, brick covered by cement. The engine was manufac... (more)
Six coaches behind this OL49. The fields near Strykowo were nicely coloured.
This OL49 leaves the railway yard for the passenger train it is to take to Poznan.
Adamowo near Wolsztyn is always a nice spot to take pictures of the last running passenger steam trains in Europe.
"Olenka" moving towards platform with morning train to Poznan
Demons of work - steam locomotives's engineers, there's not so many of them left. To them I dedicate this photo.
Clouds of smoke, hissing steam, blistering heat comming from the boiler and the characteristic smell of grease and coal - all of that creates the uniqie atmosphere of steam locomotives.
First time in my life I had a chance to see dancing flames in the steam locomotive's boiler.
Ol49-69 in a cloud of smoke with a retro train "Nogat" is crossing over Wisla River Bridge. This bridge was build in 1891, 40 meters nord from the old one (build in 1857), and increased traffic ca... (more)
Not very often you can see a steam locomotive at Gdansk Glowny station. Retro train "Nogat" from Gdynia to Malbork lead by Ol49-69 from Wolsztyn Depot.
The 8.15 train to Poznan leaves Wolsztyn station. The sun is just over the horizon giving this picture its special atmosphere.
OL-49 No. 69 catches the last rays of the sun as it restarts an afternoon Wolsztyn to Poznan service from Granowo on March 5, 2004.