Back to the future with a Wolsztyn Experience Footplating course.
Our steam train footplate courses have been running in Poland since 1996 and this year it really is back to the future with the restoration of daily scheduled steam services in addition to many long distance specials. (See news page). We also offer the opportunity to sample many of Poland’s other tourist attractions.
Our web site has specific chapters on all our activities indicated by the tabs on the left hand side; if it is purely standard gauge Footplating click on that tab and likewise for Narrow gauge, Tourism etc.
We also offer packages for railway enthusiasts / photographers who do not wish to footplate; the package would include train tickets and accommodation with chase car as an extra. ( See Gricing/Photography page)
After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing the scheduled steam railway service has finally been ratified as two Wolsztyn – Leszno services Mondays to Fridays and two Wolsztyn - Poznan services on Saturdays. The timetable is available under the downloads menu.
Nigel is taking bookings for footplate courses, though please remember that he is still recovering from a serious illness and therefore confine calls to business hours Mondays to Fridays.
The scheduled steam loco services which were to start on March 13th, will now not start until May 1st. Due to administrative and political problems the hiring of coaches with steam heating fell through.
Coaches without heating are available, but cannot legally be used until May 1st on scheduled services. The situation should be resolved before the winter deadline.
The full programme of Turkol and Wolsztyn Experience special services running mainly over long weekends is now available to view under the downloads menu. There are some very unusual routes and destinations for track bashes and gricers. Gricing packages are available and costed on the download table as are available footplate spaces.
Updates on loco information on our other pages will be updated shortly. A new route map for the lines around Wolsztyn with the new stations inserted is also available under the downloads menu.
Two special trains racing along the Berlin main line featured as part of the May Day celebrations in 2016. This will be repeated in 2017 as part of a Plandampf in June.
A new taxing Narrow Guage location for driving courses started in 2016 and this continues in 2017 using an 0-8- Px48: see the Narrow Gauge page for details.
We can add family friendly excursions to a footplating holiday on one of the worlds best opportunities to learn how to drive a steam loco see our excursions page or email for more information.