Sunday, 28 August 2011
Steam Loco Ol 49-59 at Wolsztyn, Poland.
The small, picturesque town of Wolsztyn is the centre of steam rail operations conducted by the PKP, the national rail system of Poland. Wolsztyn is one of several towns in the area where a turntable, roundhouse and maintenance facilities are maintained for steam locomotives. The area around Wolsztyn is, in fact, the last place in Europe which operates a steam-hauled mainline train service and among the last in the world. Steam loco Ol 49 is a standard 2-6-2 passenger locomotive still in use between Wolsztyn and Poznan