Category Archives: Railways


Images of Sierpc in Poland through time

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Pictures of a husband and wife from the Sierpc region dressed in traditional dress, c.1907.


A view of the small town of Sierpc in Poland as it looked around 1910.

The town of Sierpc is located in the province of Mazowieckie in central-east Poland.

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An early photograph of people in the main square (Rynek) in Sierpc, Poland, c.1919.

Did you know that:
- The Yiddish name for Sierpc was Sheps.

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A photograph of a street in Sierpc, near Plock, Poland, c.1939.

Some other things you may not know about Sierpc in Poland:
- Around half of the residents of Sierpc were Jewish until the Second World War.
- Sierpc was called Sichelberg betwen 1939 and 1945.
- What remains of the town’s Jewish cemetery can be found on the bank of the river Sierpienica.
- Sierpc is a railway junction town with lines connecting it with Nasielska, Torun, Plock and Brodnica.
- Sierpc has a rather fine Open Air Museum (Skansen) -the Museum of Mazovian villages.
- Sierpc currently has a population of around 18,000.

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The town hall and museum in Sierpc, Polen, c.1970.

Related content on Polish Poland: old images from our archive of the nearby city of Plock.

Railway Stations in Poland

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A steam train at Meseritz (Miedzyrzecz) railway station, c.1905.

Three more old images featuring railway stations from our picture archive!

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An old picture postcard image of the railway station in Vietz (Witnica), c.1906.

Come back soon to view more rare images of Old Poland.

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The railway station in Reppen (Rzepin), c.1911.

Related content on Polish Poland: Railways in Poland.

The Railway Station in Schwerin Warthe

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An old postcard of a steam train at the railway station in Schwerin an der Warthe in 1907.

Two pre-1945 picture postcards of the railway station in Schwerin Warthe - since the end of the Second World War, Skwierzyna, Lubuskie, Poland.

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The railroad station in Schwerin (Skwierzyna) in the early years of the 20th century.

Part of a 1930s map showing the railways around Schwerin / Skwierzyna. Click here to see a full-size image of the same map. This is a large map and covers other towns in the area, so will take some time to download and/or view.

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Related content: Images of the market square area of pre-war Schwerin / Skwierzyna.

Świdnica Railway Station

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A steam locomotive and train at the railway station in Świdnica / Schweidnitz, Silesia (Dolnośląskie), c.1903.

Here we have a couple old images showing the railways station in Świdnica (former Schweidnitz), Poland.

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A steam train passing through the railway station in Swidnica / Schweidnitz, Lower Silesia, c.1929.

Related content on Polish Poland: more old images of Swidnica / Schweidnitz.