Why not have a footplating or driving course in 2018

Photography and Gricing holidays in Poland  Participants on the Wolsztyn Experience footplating courses in Poland have seen what itís like to drive a steam loco, and have completed over 2,000,000 miles of main line footplating courses up to 2017, so why not add yours to this in 2018?  

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. 

For the latest news on 2018 footplating holidays see the NEWS PAGE 

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


Very special Offer

Providing there is a minimum booking of two persons we could offer four steam runs for £995 per person including accommodation but excluding breakfast and crews gratuities covering the following dates -
Sunday December 3rd
Sunday December 17th
Sunday January 7th
Sunday January 21st
Sunday February 4th
Monday to Thursday steam runs only
Wolsztyn 06.18 Leszno 07.27 Leszno 07.51 Wolsztyn 9.09
Wolsztyn 10.48 Leszno 12.05 Leszno 13.45 Wolsztyn 14.57

The following 2018 dates are sold out for steam courses -
Saturday April 21 until Monday May 7th
Sunday May 20 until Sunday June 3rd
Sunday June 17 until Sunday July 1st


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Our footplating holiday courses let you experience what itís 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 youíre 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.

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Footplating -  The most prominent of these operations for 2017 were 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.


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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 in the UK office 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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