Wolsztyn Experience news June 2017
The Scheduled services were at last restarted on May 15th with 2 round trips to Leszno on Mondays to Fridays, however the final upgrading of the Poznan line between Wolsztyn and Rakoniewice was never fully completed so the Poznan route has now closed and the Saturday services to Poznan will resume on Sept 1st The Wolsztyn - Leszno route is also to have track upgrading and will close from July 16th to Sept1st, during this period the scheduled steam services will be 3 round trips a day Mondays to Saturday’s from Wolsztyn to Zbaszynek and 2 on Sundays. 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. Ol49-69 is currently still in works at Leszno. 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.
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.
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.
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!