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  • On the Gdańsk Narrow-Gauge Railway (GKD)—Part 1

    On the Gdańsk Narrow-Gauge Railway (GKD)—Part 1

    On my first trip to Poland as a railfan, I was very much in the dark. There was no public internet in 1990, and information about interesting operations was almost impossible to find abroad. On 17 September 1990, while riding […]

     
  • Photo day—TKt48 at Wolsztyn, Poland

    Photo day—TKt48 at Wolsztyn, Poland

    PKP (Polish State Railways) TKt-48-143, a 2-8-2 locomotive, switches the yard in Wolsztyn, Poland on 14 September 1991. At this time, steam was still used on local freight trains serving the 4 lines out of Wolsztyn, as well as for switching […]

     
  • Photo day—Poznań, Poland (09.1993)

    Photo day—Poznań, Poland (09.1993)

    In the early 1990s, the railway station in Poznań, Poland was still a “steamy” place. Several regular-service, steam-hauled passenger trains operated daily from Poznań to the regional town of Wolsztyn. Steam locomotives on layover in Poznań would visit the local […]

     
  • Photo day—Tuchola, Poland

    Photo day—Tuchola, Poland

    PKP (Polish State Railways) SU45 locomotive #168 starts a Bydgoszcz-Chojnice local passenger train from the station in Tuchola, Poland on a sunny 23 September 1993. This was a typical Polish railway scene from the 70s until the early 2000s. Today, […]

     
  • SMRS Fall Color Tours (1986)

    SMRS Fall Color Tours (1986)

    The Southern Michigan Railroad started scheduled services over the north part of its line between Tecumseh and Clinton in the summer of 1985. Following the end of the summer season in that year, the Society planned to use the more […]

     
  • Riding "The Canadian"

    Riding “The Canadian”

    It was in middle school that I first became acquainted with “The Canadian”. A cover photo on the August 1978 edition of Trains magazine showed the beautiful CP Rail “Park”-series dome-observation car on this train in the mountains, and I […]

     
  • Kosice, Slovakia

    Close call on the ZSSK

    I spent my 2008 summer holiday with a friend traveling through Central Europe. Starting in Poland, we set off for Hungary. After a few warm days in Budapest, we started the return trip, traveling north through Slovakia back to Poland. […]

     
 

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