Why not have a footplating or driving course in 2017

Photography and Gricing holidays in Poland  Participants on the Wolsztyn Experience footplating courses in Poland have seen what it’s like to drive a steam loco, and have completed over 2,000,000 miles of main line footplating courses up to 2016, so why not add yours to this in 2017? 

With the formation of the Cultural Institute to operate the depot and steam services daily local scheduled services have returned as stated on the News page but owning to track maintenance will be on various routes as described in detail on the News page.
The opportunity of extra fast running on the Berlin main line should be an additional attraction when the Wolsztyn Zbaszynek route is the order of the day.

Until 16th July Wolsztyn to Leszno the course offers 4 round trips and up to 7 nights’ accommodation for £1185.

16th July to 15th Aug
we offer 6 round trips on Wolsztyn to Zbaszynek and up to 7 nights’ accommodation for £1185.

1st September to Mid Oct
Wolsztyn to Leszno M-F and Wolsztyn – Poznan on Saturdays we offer 4 round trips we cannot guarantee a Wolsztyn – Poznan trip will be included for all guests.

Refer to
news page for further information and PDF planner in downloads for timetables.


Our footplating holiday courses let you experience what it’s like to drive a steam train and not just any steam train. All the Wolsztyn locos are on either scheduled local services or long distance specials, so you really will find out what it was like to drive a steam loco all those years ago. You will have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming as you thunder through the Polish countryside, enjoying the holiday of a lifetime learning how to drive a steam loco. 

You can also footplate one of the Main Line Specials operating all over Poland this year. The costs start at GBP £400 excluding accommodation, with some trips offering over 400 miles on the footplate in one day (
see PDF planner in downloads) for dates. 

This year there are some new and exciting routes in the Turkol Program available for footplating or gricing the most prominent are as follow and are available for booking as are some other services and of course the narrow gauge.

Footplating -  The most prominent of these operations are as follows -

June 15- 18th - The Wolsztyn Experience 20th anniversary mini Plandampf which includes parallel running on main Berlin line and freight services

July 22- 24nd - The Mazury weekend based in Olsztyn includes a special to Malbork and Elk 

August 26-28th -  Slaska Poeba Nowa Ruda Kudowa Zdroj and return to Poznan via Olesnica.



Please read and download our terms and conditions available from our
download page where maps are also available. Once a booking is confirmed with Nigel he will supply you a booking number, then payment may be made on line by C/C or by bank transfer or by cheque.

Payment of a deposit is acceptance of our terms and conditions.  

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