Wolsztyn Experience news September 2017
The scheduled services have been operating successfully now for 3 ½ months and as from the 1st Sept have returned to the Leszno line. However the Saturday Poznan services have not yet restarted owing to the bridge rebuilding taking longer than expected. The full timetable is available under downloads.
Pt47-65 2-8-2 departs Blotnica on Tuesday 20th June with the 06.28 Wolsztyn to Leszno service train.
The current operating steam locos are 2-8-2 Pt 47-65 and 2-6-2 Ol49-59. The Ol49-69 is expected back from overhaul by the end of September. The Cultural Institute has no immediate plans to restore further locomotives, however should sponsorship be available it is possible that a fourth locomotive could be added to the Wolsztyn fleet.
The institute has leased 2 coaches with heating for the winter service they arrived during the first weekend in September.Turkol the Polish steam special operator has 10 coaches 3 1st class 6 2nd class and a Restaurant car not all are in service as yet and none are yet fitted with steam heating.
The institute has also hired 2 second class Intercity coaches or use on the scheduled services when the Turkol fleet are being used on the long distance specials these are not fitted with steam heating.
The institute also has five 4 wheeled coaches 3 with balconies that are available for certain specials and it is hoped that the sleeping dining support coach will in the future be restored to use.
The school children and commuters enjoy luxury seating compared with the Diesel Railcar offerings. Eat your heart Southern commuters!