28th April 2007

PKP Cargo S.A.
The Wolsztyn Experience / 5521 in Poland

Parada Parowozˇw
(Obchody 100 Lecia Parowozˇwni / Commemorating 100 years of Wolzstyn Roundhouse)

Locos Used steam: 5521 (1)
Stock Used 4x 4-wheeled historic coaches

Route:

Loco Route (2)
5521 Wolsztyn - Tuchorza - Belecin - Stefanowo - Zbaszy˝ - Zbaszynek - Kosieczyn - Babimost
5521 Babimost - (reverse of outward route) - Wolsztyn

Notes :
(1) GWR
'Prairie Class' 2-6-2T. 'The Wolsztyn Experience' sponsored the visit of 5521 to this event.
(2) The original plan was to run to & from Babimost Airport, (now named Zielona Gora), but a track inspection by Polish State Railways (PKP) found some of the track missing.
(3) The event was to mark the 100 years of Wolsztyn depot with several charter trains arriving from elsewhere in Poland and other countries.


Neil Edwards' ticket for 5521's run (note incorrect spelling of Babimost)


5521 at Babimost station (photo: Neil Edwards)


5521, with German Pacific 4-6-2 18-201 arriving at Babimost with a special
 from Cottbus to Wolsztyn. This was substituting for coal fired 03-2204-0 and
35-1019 which  are banned in Germany at present due to fire risk with
continuing dry weather (photo: Neil Edwards)

Source : Neil Edwards (on the train from Babimost to Wolsztyn)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Neil Edwards)

Location
Booked
Actual
 
Booked
Actual
Wolsztyn
07.10d
?
 
11.35a
11.53
Tuchorza
?
?
 
?
11.38 ~ 11.40
Belecin
?
?
 
?
11/33
Stefanowo
?
?
 
?
11.27 ~ 11.28
Zbaszynek
?
?
 
?
11.07 ~ 11.08
Kosieczyn
?
?
 
?
11/03
Babimost
?
?
 
10.25d
10.55


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