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Gryfice Narrow Gauge Railway

gryfice railway

The Gryfice Narrow Gauge Railway (Nadmorska Kolej Wąskotorowa / Seaside Narrow Gauge Railway) is a 40 kilometre long narrow gauge railway which runs between Gryfice and along the Baltic Sea coast to Rewal, Niechorze and Pogorzelica in western Pomerania.

Gryfice narrow gauge railroad

More about the Narrow Gauge Railways of Poland.

gryfice narrow gauge railway

Trains run daily between the beginning of May until the end of September.

Offsite link to timetable and full details of the rather splendid Nadmorska Kolej Wąskotorowa.

Communist-era Gryfice

Gryfice Poland

An elevated view of central Gryfice, c.1964. The column in the foreground is the Monument of Gratitude.

Three more images of Gryfice. All these pictures date back to Gryfice’s Communist-era and more specifically the mid 1960s and early 1970s.

Gryfice

A ground-level view of the central Rynek area of Gryfice, c.1964.

Gryfice is a town in Western Pomerania in the north-west of Poland. The current population of the town is 16,000.

Gryfice Pomerania

The ‘stone gate’ on Wojska Polskiego (Polish Army) street in Gryfice, c.1970.

Interesting facts about Gryfice:

1 – Prior to 1945 Gryfice was called Greifenberg and part of Germany.
2 – Approximately 40 percent of the town was destroyed in the fighting between German and Russian soldiers and by a fire set deliberately by the Soviet Army in March 1945
3 – Gryfice is home to the Pomeranian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, which includes among its exhibits around ten preserved steam locomotives and a number of wagons, trucks, and a variety of railway equipment. The museum complex features a turntable and a line connects it to the Gryfice Narrow Gauge Railway (the Seaside Narrow Gauge Railway).

Images of how Gryfice / Greifenberg in Pommern looked before 1945.

Greifenberg / Gryfice

Gryfice Grefenberg pl

Soldiers and local officials outside the town hall in Greifenberg / Gryfice in the early days of the First World War.

Three images of the town of Greifenberg / Gryfice as it looked before becoming part of Poland in 1945.

Gryfice Greifenberg

A scan of an old picture postcard showing Koenigstrasse in Greifenberg in Pommern / Gryfice, c.1941.

Gryfice / Greifenberg

Gryfice Greifenberg Pommern

A multiview postcard featuring various locations in what was then Greifenberg, now Gryfice. This posted in 1944.

More information on and images of Gryfice during the communist-era.