Wolsztyn Experience news February 2021
Whilst you will have read much of the news on the Home Page, here is the latest loco news. Pt47-65 started the Winters service with the Saturday Poznan services on January 16th. Despite lockdown a snowfall brought out dozens of photographers to record the first train to Poznan. In the following week the Pt had to miss a couple of services with an unusual injector problem. it would not shut off. Early February had low temperatures of - 20 and the Pt performed exemplify catching up much of time lost by railcars, causing a late departure of the steam service because of single track occupancy.
Ol49-69 completed its test runs and on Feb 24th hauled its first service train to Leszno. In a complete turnaround of temperature as it was like midsummer at +20. Ol49-59 is awaiting the return of tenders for the cost of a major boiler overhaul before entering works.
Caption:- Ol49-69 in front of the new station building at Wolsztyn on Feb 24th, pix by Tomasz Opaska.
The Institute’s 2 coaches for its scheduled services were returned from there 2 yearly overhaul on 14th Jan. The 4 wheeled coaches with balconies and the sleeping dining support coach are all available for use.