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Narrow Gauge Steam in Wielkopolska

For 2015 it is likely that the only steam narrow gauge that we can offer courses at is on the 600mm line at Znin where Px38-805 is currently operational and is in ticket until the end of 2015. 

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Additional Polish Narrow Guage Information

For information of enthusiasts there are many Narrow gauge lines in Poland,  so here is a complete list of them. We can offer excursions to those within range of Wolsztyn. Book these with Howard on arrival if you are on one of courses, or for inderpendant travellers we can arrange guided visits through Marek Ciesielski, our Polish employee on 0048691865781 .


1) Location:-  Bialosliwie (69km from Bydgoszcz) Gauge 600mm
Internet site:- http://www.bwkd.pro24.pl/obecny/index.html
Operating company or preservation group: Towarzystwo Wyrzyska Kolejka Powiatowa (society)
Length of line operational/total:-12,6/256 Km
Services / opening times:- Summer weekends + specials
Operating locos/ available motive power:- Diesels Ld1-1, Ld1-2, Ld1-3

List of Locos:- Diesels Ld1-1, Ld1-2, Ld1-3, Wls50 1447/63 Wls50-1984/68, Wls50 M1 002/90 r. V10C  250575/74, Lyd2-51, 54, 56, 062, 61, 65, 
Steam LOWA 0-4-0T (plinthed).


2) Location: Bytom (14km from Katowice) Gauge 785mm
Internet site:- http://www.sgkw.eu/
Operating company or preservation group: Gornoslaskie Koleje Woskotorowe(operated by council)
Length of line operational/total: 21/233 km
Services / opening times:- Weekends in May, June and September, daily during summer holidays + specials
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lxd2-352, Lxd2-364, Lxd2-359, Lyd1-309

List of locos: Steam: Tw47-2558 0-10-0T (static), LAS-4255 0-6-0T (static) Diesel: Lxd2- 352, Lxd2-359, Lxd2-364, Lxd2-371, Lxd2-372, Lxd2-374, Lxd2-375 Lxd2-379, Lyd1-309, Wls75-73, 2Wls50-1291 Railcar: MBd1-281

3) Location:-  Cisna (127km from Rzeszów) Gauge 750mm
Internet site:- http://www.kolejka.bieszczady.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Fundacja Bieszczadzkiej Kolejki Leœnej
Length of line operational/total:-30/73 Km
Services / opening times:- Daily in July and August, weekends in June and September, diesel only Steam and diesel specials as required
Operating locos/ available motive power:- Steam: Ty1884 0-6-0T Diesels: CWO-Lyd2-01, LP- Lyd2-05, LP-Lyd2-07

List of Locos:- Steam: Ty1884 0-6-0T Diesels: CWO-Lyd2-01, LP-Lyd2-01, LP-Lyd2-05, LP- Lyd2-06, LP-Lyd2-07, Lxd2-347, WLs150-7616, WLs180-46, WLs150-7639

4) Location: Czarna Bialystocka (22km from Bialystok) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.fkl.iap.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Fundacja na Rzecz Leœnych Kolei Waskotorowych
Length of line operational/total:-8,5/ approx.60 Km
Services / opening times:- Specials
Operating locos/ available motive power:- Diesels Wls40-837

List of locos: Steam: HF 0-8-0T (hulk), two other HF 0-8-0T plinthed in town Diesel: Wls40- 837, Wls40-402, Wls40-945

5) Location: Elk (107km from Bialystok) Gauge 750mm
Internet site:- http://www.mosir.elk.com.pl/ekw/
Operating company or preservation group: Elcka Kolej Waskotorowa (operated by council)
Length of line operational/total:- 15/48
Services / opening times:- May 01. June 01, 05, 12, 19, 26. July 03, 04, 10, 14, 14, 21, 24, 28, 31. August 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 28.
Trains depart Elk at 10 a.m.
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Px48-1752, Diesel: Lyd1-203, Lyd1-208, Lyd1-214 Railcars: MBxd2-220, Mbxd2-225, MBd1-137

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1752, Diesel: Lxd2-247, Lyd1-203, Lyd1-208, Lyd1-212, Lyd1- 214 Railcars: MBxd2-220, Mbxd2-225, MBd1-137

6) Location: Gniezno (50km from Poznañ) Gauge 750mm
Internet site:- http://www.gkw-gniezno.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Gnieznienska Kolej Waskotorowa(operated by council)
Length of line operational/total:-38/approx.70
Services / opening times:- Summer weekends to Przybrodzin lake, diesel only Steam and diesel specials as required
Operating locos/ available motive power: Px48-1919, Lxd2-313, Lxd2-343, Lxd2-344, Lxd2-369

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1785, Px48-1919 Diesel: Lxd2-313, Lxd2-343, Lxd2-344, Lxd2- 369 Railcar: MBxd1-201

7) Location: Gryfice (95km from Szczecin) Gauge 1000mm
Internet site: http://www.rewal.pl/rew9/index.php/atrakcje/kolejka-wskotorowa/szczegoly
Operating company or preservation group: Gryficka Kolej Waskotorowa (operated by council)
Length of line operational/total:- 41, approx 80
Services / opening times:- Runs daily from May 1st until September 30th, steam haulage on Fridays and Saturdays in June, July and August.
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Px48-3916 Diesel: Lxd2-471, Lxd2-472, Lxd2-473, Lxd2-479

List of locos: Steam: Px48-3916 Diesel: Lxd2-471, Lxd2-472, Lxd2-473, Lxd2-474, Lxd2- 478, Lxd2-479 Other steam and diesel locomotives are to be found in the museum collection.

8) Location: Hel (100km from Gdañsk) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.helmuzeum.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Muzeum Obrony Wybrzeza
Length of line operational/total:- 3/?
Services / opening times:- daily in summer season
Operating locos/ available motive power: Wls40-462, Wls40-291

List of locos: Diesel: Gls20, Wls40-462, Wls40-291

9) Location: Hajnówka (60km from Bialystok) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.hajnowka.pl/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=117
Operating company or preservation group: Turystyczna Kolejka Waskotorowa (operated by the state forest authority)
Length of line operational/total:- 17/100?
Services / opening times:- 10a.m. Tue, Thu, Sun from late June to late September + specials
Operating locos/ available motive power: V10C-557, V10C-573

List of locos: Steam: Tx200 HF 0-8-0T (plinth), Tx1112 HF 0-8-0T (stored) Diesel: V10C-557, V10C-558, V10C-573

10) Location: Jêdrzejów (80km from Kraków) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.ciuchcia.eu/
Operating company or preservation group: Swiêtokrzyska Kolejka Dojazdowa
Length of line operational/total:- 35/120?
Services / opening times:- Sundays only from 2nd May to 26th September + specials
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Wls150-7084, Lxd2-258, Lxd2-332, Lxd2- 333

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1724 (awaiting overhaul) Diesel: Wls150-7084, Lyd-01, Lxd2-258, Lxd2-332, Lxd2-333

11) Location: Koszalin (157km from Szczecin) Gauge 1000mm
Internet site: http://www.waskotorowka.koszalin.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Koszaliñska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line operational/total:- 8/35?
Services / opening times:- Saturdays in summer season + specials
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: MBxd2-307, Lxd2-461

List of locos: Diesel: MBxd2-307, Lxd2-461

12) Location: Kroœniewice (63km from Lodz) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: n/a
Operating company or preservation group: Kroœniewicka Kolej Dojazdowa
Length of line operational/total:- 0/approx 50
Services / opening times:- n/a Trains MAY run in the summer season        Check http://polishrail.wordpress.com/ blog for updates
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lyd2-209, Lxd2-239, Lxd2-252, Lxd2-262, Lxd2-307, Lxd2-218 Railcars: Mbxd2-224, MBxd1-204

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1902 (awaiting overhaul) Diesel: Lyd1-209, Lxd2-239, Lxd2-252, Lxd2-262, Lxd2-307, Lxd2-318, Lxd2-346 Railcars:  Mbxd2-214, MBxd2-215, MBxd2-217, MBxd2-219, MBxd2-224, MBxd1-204

13) Location: Mlawa (132km from Warsaw) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: www.waskotorowka.mlawa.cal.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Mlawska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line opertional/total:- XXXXXXXX
Services / opening times:- Special workings only
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Wls-7615, Lxd2-293

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1784, Px48-1758 (plinthed) Diesel: Wls-7615, Lxd2-242, Lxd2- 243, Lxd2-248, Lxd2-293

14) Location: Nalêczów (28km from Lublin) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: n/a
Operating company or preservation group: Nalêczowska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line operational/total:- XXXXXXXX
Services / opening times:- n/a
Operating locos/ available motive power: Lxd2-283, Lxd2-297

List of locos: CWO-Lyd2-02, Lxd2-283, Lxd2-297, Lxd2-348

15) Location:  Nowy Dwór Gdañski (39km from Gdañsk) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://zkd-zulawy.republika.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Zulawska Kolej Dojazdowa / Pomorskie Towarzystwo Mi³oœników Kolei Zelaznych
Length of line opertional/total:- XXXXXXXX
Services / opening times:- Daily in summer. http://zkd-zulawy.republika.pl/rozklad.html  (I'd insist on including this one, too much info to just rewrite it. If they change the site that can be ammended as well).
Trains connect with local buses to Gdansk and Arriva cross-country trains to Grudziadz
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lxd2-294, 315, Lxd2-325 Railcars: MBxd2- 212, MBxd2-304

List of locos: Diesel: Lxd2-294, Lxd2-315, Lxd2-325 Railcars: MBxd2-212, MBxd2-304

16) Location: Piaseczno (17km from Warsaw) Gauge 1000mm
Internet site: http://www.kolejka-piaseczno.com/
Operating company or preservation group: Piaseczyñska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line operational/total:- 21/69 km
Services / opening times:- Piaseczno-Tarczyn every Sunday, dept. Piaseczno 11a.m. + specials as required
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Px48-3917 Diesel: Lxd2-454, 465 Railcars: MBxd2-302

List of locos: Steam: Px48-3917 Diesel: Lxd2- 453, 454, 465, 466 Railcars: MBxd2-302

17) Location: Pionki (26km from Radom) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.fpkw.pl/www.php?idSekcji=31
Operating company or preservation group: Kolejka Leœna Pionki (private project)
Length of line operational/total:- n/a/60?
Services / opening times:- n/a 10.00-18.00 a nice bar in the ex-shed
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Wls40-372, Wls40-377

List of locos: Diesel: Wls40-372, Wls40-377, Wls40-931, V10C-556, Deutz OME-117, Gmeinder 4whDM, Lyd2-63

18) Location: Pleszew (92km from Poznañ) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.skpl.kalisz.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Pleszewska Kolej Dojazdowa / SKPL
Length of line operational/total: 4/40 km
Services: daily passenger workings, 5 or 6 a day, Mo-Fri
Operating locos: Diesel: Lyd1-253, Lyd1-255 Railcar: MBxd2-216

List of locos: Diesel: Lyd1-253, Lyd1-255 Railcar: MBxd2-216

(Dual gauge Mo-Fri timetabled workings on narrow gauge

19) Location: Poznañ Gauge 600mm
Internet site: n/a
Operating company or preservation group: Kolejka Parkowa Maltanka / MPK
Length of line operational/total:- 4/4 km
Services / opening times: daily from mid April to late September, 10.00-18.00 every hour, every half an hour Sat/Sun, Steam on half of the workings in chosen summer weekends
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Borsig 0-4-0T Diesel: Wls40-100, Wls50- 1563

List of locos: Steam: Borsig 0-4-0T Diesel: Wls40-100, Wls50-1563

20) Location: Przeworsk (47km from Przemyœl) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://waskotorowka.prv.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Przeworska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line operational/total:- 46/46 km
Services / opening times:- Sat/Sun in June, July, August, Sundays only in September + specials as required
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lxd2-257, Lxd2-268

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1734 (static) Diesel: Lxd2-251, Lxd2-257, Lxd2-268, Lxd2-282, Lxd2-334, Lxd2-335

21) Location: Rogów (35km from £ódŸ) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://kolejrogowska.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Kolej Waskotorowa - Rogów - Rawa - Biala / Fundacja Polskich Kolei W¹skotorowych
Length of line operational/total:- 17/49 km
Services / opening times:- Sundays from late April to early October + special trains as required
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Wls40-940, Lyd1-205, Lxd2-265

List of locos: Steam: O&K 7900 0-4-0T, Riesa 0-4-0T, Px48-1783, Px48-1911 Diesel: Wls40-940, Wls75-94, Lyd1-205, Lyd1-210, Lyd1-211, Lxd2-264, Lxd2-265, Lxd2-309, Lxd2- 316, Lxd2-340 Railcar: Mx203

22) Location: Rudy Raciborskie (67km from Katowice) Gauge 785mm
Internet site: http://www.kolejkarudy.pl/site/start.html
Operating company or preservation group: Zabytkowa Stacja Kolejki Waskotorowej w Rudach             
Length of line operational/total:- 8/233km
Services / opening times:- Mondays closed Tue-Fri 12.00 and 15.00, Sat 11.00 - 18.00 hourly, Sun. 14.00 and 16.00 travel the full length of the line / trains run if 10 passenger/ 80zl are collected
Operating locos/ available motive power: Wls150-7225

Loco list: Steam: TKb27 0-4-0T (under overhaul), Tw53-2566 0-10-0T, Pw53-02 0-10-0 Diesel: Wls150-7225, Lxd2-354, Lxd2-357

23) Location: Sochaczew (55km from Warsaw) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.muzeumkolejnictwa.waw.pl/pl/Sochaczew.aspx
Operating company or preservation group: Muzeum Kolejnictwa
Length of line operational/total:- 17/33 km
Services / opening times:- Saturdays from mid May to mid September, dept 9.00 + as advertised on website + specials as required
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Px29-1704 Diesel: Lxd2-250, Lxd2-342

Loco list: Steam: Px29-1704, Px48-1755 (awaiting overhaul) Diesel: Lxd2-250, Lxd2-342 Other steam and diesel locomotives are to be found in the museum collection.

24) Location: Starachowice (46km from Radom) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://skw.org.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Starachowicka Kolej Waskotorowa (operated by council)
Length of line operational/total: 6 and 7/20km (line operated in two sections from Starachowice and from Ilza)
Services / opening times:- on both sections, three trains a day on Sundays in May-September
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lyd-251, Lyd1-252

Loco list: Diesel: Lyd-251, Lyd1-252

25) Location: Smigiel (62km from Poznañ) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.skpl.kalisz.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Smigielska Kolej Waskotorowa / SKPL
Length of line operational/total:- 5/23 km
Services / opening times: timetabled passenger services Mo-Fri
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lxd2-241, Lxd2-266 Railcar: MBxd2-218, MBxd2-222, MBxd2-226

Loco list: Steam: Px48-1765 Diesel: Lxd2-241, Lxd2-266, Lxd2-326, Lxd2-338 Railcar: MBxd2-218, MBxd2-222, MBxd2-226, MBxd2-229

(The only narrow gauge line in POland to operate both passenger and freight trains)

26) Location: Sroda Wielkopolska (37km from Poznañ) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.sroda.wlkp.pl/asp/pl_start.asp?typ=14⊂=9&menu=136&strona=1
Operating company or preservation group: Powiatowa Kolejka Waskotorowa (operated by council)
Length of line operational/total:- 13/59 km
Services / opening times:- http://www.srodawlkp-powiat.pl/index.php? pid=11111490&&id=6470  (no point re-typing it all)
Operating locos/ available motive power: Steam: Px48-1756 Diesel: Lyd1-210

Loco list: Steam: Px48-1756 (steamable), Px48-1920 (awaiting overhaul) Diesel: Lyd1-210

27) Location: Wigry (137km from Bialystok) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.augustowska.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Wigierska Kolej Waskotorowa
Length of line operational/total:- 10/50 km
Services / opening times:- May: weekends 10.00, 13.00, June: daily 10.00, 13.00, July, August: daily 10.00, 13.00, 16.00
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Wls40-1, Wls50, V10C-555

List of locos: Steam HF O&K 0-8-0 (plinthed) Diesel: Wls40-1, Wls50, V10C-555

28) Location: Zbiersk (22km from Kalisz) Gauge 750mm
Internet site: http://www.skpl.kalisz.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Kaliska Kolej Dojazdowa / SKPL
Length of line operational/total:- 33/57 km
Services / opening times:- Freight only
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Lxd2-289, Lxd2-290, Lxd2-303, Lxd2-304, Lxd2-328

List of locos: Steam: Px48-1726 (sidelined) Diesel: Lxd2-287, Lxd2-289, Lxd2-290, Lxd2- 303, Lxd2-304, Lxd2-312, Lxd2-314, Lxd2-328, Lxd2-339

29) Location: Znin (43km from Bydgoszcz) Gauge 600mm
Internet site: http://www.ciuchciaznin.pl/
Operating company or preservation group: Zniñska Kolej Powiatowa
Length of line operational/total:- 12/approx 60km
Services / opening times:- Daily in summer season
Operating locos/ available motive power: Diesel: Ld1-1, Ld1-2, Lyd2-068, Lyd2-53, Lyd2-57, Lyd2-64

List of locos: Steam: Px38-805 (awaiting overhaul) Diesel: Ld1-1, Ld1-2, Lyd2-068, Lyd2-53, Lyd2-56, Lyd2-57, Lyd2-64, Lyd2-67, Lyd2-70

A railway museum with numerous locomotives on display is placed in Wenecja.

Links:
List of all surviving  ng steam locomotives in Poland: http://www.holdys.pl/tomi/index.php? wykaz=wask
List of narrow gauge rolling stock - sold, scrapped, existing: http://www.tabor.wask.pl/typy.php?
List of narrow gauge lines in Poland - existing and closed: http://www.koleje.wask.pl/koleje.php?rodz=2

Museum proposal:

Location: Jarocin (40km from Poznañ) 1435mm, shed 2km from station
Internet site: n/a
Operating company: Towarzystwo Kolei Wielkopolskiej (society)
Opening times: visits to be arranged individually prior to arrival, part of an operational depot
Locomotives: Diesel: Sm03-286, 410D-51 Steam: Ol49-1 (plinthed by the station)
Other rolling stock: wagons, coaches, loco tender

 

 

 

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