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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Two Footers outside of the US => Topic started by: Ed Lecuyer on December 24, 2008, 09:06:15 AM

Title: 2ft in Sochaczew, Poland
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 24, 2008, 09:06:15 AM
Ira asked me to post the following:
(http://www.spongeawareness.com/maps/POLAND.JPG)
Taken September, 1991
Title: Re: 2ft in Sochaczew, Poland
Post by: Glenn Christensen on December 24, 2008, 02:31:33 PM
Cool!

Thanks guys!

Ira,

Is the loco a Px48?  I have a copy of the book "Nasze Koleje", but sadly very little Polish.  (Obrotnica = turntable; that's about it.)  Do you have any additional information you can share on the locomotive or the line it's running on?


Best Regards and Happy Holidays,
Glenn
Title: Re: 2ft in Sochaczew, Poland
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 24, 2008, 03:24:42 PM
Yes, it is a Px48.
The location, about 20 miles from Warsaw, is a 2' railroad museum. Lots of displays and a short operating railroad. This was a short fan trip for us American tourists.
We visited several museums and rode three or four other 2' lines as well as 30" and standard gauge behind steam.
I wound up spending almost a month in Poland in fall 1991 chasing trains and trams. Quite an experience.
Ira
Title: Re: 2ft in Sochaczew, Poland
Post by: Ira Schreiber on January 04, 2009, 06:51:25 PM
This is the Pila Locomotive Works in Poland. I visited there in 1991. They can do anything as you can see from the referenced web site. A "brand new" O&K 0-4-0t.



http://www.interlok.info/O+Ke.htm