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Polish Roarer Weekend

Just a quick Bank Holiday trip to Poland to cane in some ‘roarers’ and a couple of hired in electrics for PKP-IC who are having a DRS-style “fleet shortage” despite new Pendos in service. Didn’t spin Warsaw that much in favour (/as a result of) of an excellent evening in the brewpub…

There has certainly been a lot of activity with the paintbrush since my last visit and the stock in particular is in superb condition with many refreshed wagons around. KM’s Traxx may be the silliest livery for a loco I’ve ever had, oh and its got three different numbers to boot.

Posted June 6, 2015 by redcow87015 in Euro Nedding, Poland

Polish Bash for some PKP and the KS “vice” Gala

PKP Bash – February 2012 to whip in some PKP “Roarers” and hit the Katowice area where new private operator KS Koleje Slaskie had taken over lots of local routes from PKP but without any units to run them – clever!

Having travelled on EC249 from Berlin to get a SU46 diesel over the border we spent a night in Wroclaw which despite a Saturday afternoon OHL riot was fairly productive before moving on to Katowice. With gen fairly sketchy but a raft of hired in locos available we were soon in mass scooping mode. Railpool Traxx locos were working the majority of services with PKP Cargo providing EU07 and ET22s for some of the branches so once again some “freight only” ET22 passenger action was available, just like every other time I’ve been in Poland!

Posted February 7, 2013 by redcow87015 in Euro Nedding, Poland

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Germany December 2011

German Trip December 2011 – Second week long bash to Germany, this time a bit more time in the East, highlights being a tours with 103222 and V100 2091 and a raft of both DB and MRCE Taurus on Regio turns – all of the ‘noisy’ tune playing variety as well as cheeky leaps on OBB, PKP and CD locos.

Tuesday: Flew to ‘Frankfurt’ Hahn, local breadvan to Bullay then into Frankfurt via Koblenz and had the evening around Frankfurt prior to getting the overnight up to Hamburg

Wednesday: RA Berlin from Hamburg, spent all day spinning around which fell apart when the downstairs collapsed then onto Leipzig for the night.

Thursday: Spent all day around Dresden taking in a variety of stuff including a run to Bad Schandau on CD 371s

Friday: A few leaps around Leipzig then onto Halle to cover off the 182 turns on the Eisenach REs before a long IC west to Hamm

Saturday: Joined ‘every man and his dog’ (well, nearly everyone) for a Hamm to Bremen tour with ‘massive’ 103222, a leap for 110464 out of Rottenburg which went pear shaped before a rioutous return tour spent enjoying the whopping bar/disco car

Sunday: Covered V100 2091 from Euskircken to Aachen on a Christmas Special then worked back to Dusseldorf for a few beers

Monday: Home today via Brussels, SNCB farce to welcome us with a caped local Aachen-Liege unit then no space on the following Thalys so local bus to Eupen for carts vice IC set to Welkenraedt then 1351 into Brussels for a bit of a run at the peak, which managed to feature 3×27 vice 23! 1850 Eurostar back to St Pancras, next 319 home duly caped so usual UK FCC quality on arrival!

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Twelve Hours in Szczecin, December 2010

My first visit to Poland, a very quick overnight visit from Germany to spin in the 232 on the EC from Amsterdam, a quick PKP spin to Stargrad and back before taking the 232 back into Germany the next morning.

Moves:

232583 Augermunde – Szczecin (1045 ex Amsterdam)

EU07-458 Szczecin – Stargrad (2026 to Przemysl)

ET22-011 Stargrad – Szczecin (1448 ex Warsaw)

232583 Szczecin – Augermunde (0613 to Amsterdam)

Posted October 26, 2011 by redcow87015 in Euro Nedding, Poland

Poland (and a bit of Germany)

Long weekend in Poland with the inbound journey via Berlin. Not many phots as the weather was rubbish for a lot of the time…

Flew out early on Friday to Berlin, taking the 232 diagram acrss the border to Szczecin, then down to Poznan to spin in some “freight” ET22s. Saturday and Sunday we headed for Gydnia albeit via Wroclaw and Warsaw, the former to cover a drag which dropped a SM-31 which is apparently “quite rare”, then a night in Warsaw. Warsaw to Gdansk was an endurance test as the entire mainline is in bits with single line working and speed restrictions aplenty, the line between Gdansk and Gydnia also being single track at the moment. On Monday we covered the Hel branch with SM/SU42s then played around Gydnia on Tuesday morning before flying home.

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Posted August 7, 2011 by redcow87015 in Euro Nedding, Germany, Poland