A large Polish Railways steam locomotive and railbus waiting at the railway station in Wolsztyn, Poland.”
Wolsztyn is the location of a large locomotive roundhouse, which is the last such place in Europe to supply steam locomotives for regular, timetabled train services on a national railway network. These mainline services run from the station in Wolsztyn to Leszno and Zbąszynek and also to Grodzisk Wielkolpolski and Poznan.
A new railbus run by Wielkopolskie local railways at the station in Wolsztyn, Poland.
Attached to the Wolsztyn railway shed is a railway museum featuring restored carriages and locomotives and railwayana and offering a variety of souvenirs for sale. Accommodation is also available!
Polish State Railways also organise an annual ‘parade’ of locomotives, which takes place at the start of May. Here’s a short film of one of these super events. Click on the arrow above to play.
A picture of a class Ol49 2-6-2 steam engine at Wolsztyn this week. This train is headed to Grodzisk and Poznan.
Related content: pre-war photographs of the town of Wollstein / Wolsztyn.
A steam train at Meseritz (Miedzyrzecz) railway station, c.1905.
Three more old images featuring railway stations from our picture archive!
An old picture postcard image of the railway station in Vietz (Witnica), c.1906.
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The railway station in Reppen (Rzepin), c.1911.
Related content on Polish Poland: Railways in Poland.
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.
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.
Related content: Images of the market square area of pre-war Schwerin / Skwierzyna.
A beautiful picture postcard of a steam train at the railway station in Schwiebus / Świebodzin around 1903; and three other old images of pre-war Świebodzin from our archive of all things Polish and Poland!
A very early lithographic picture postcard of Schwiebus / Swiebodzin, c.1899.
Neue Strasse (Ulica 30 Stycznia) in Schwiebus / Świebodzin, c.1910.
An old image of the center of Schwiebus / Świebodzin, c.1930.
On the 31st January 1945 the town of Schwiebus was occupied by Red Army troops and shortly after the existing population was expelled to the west of the new Oder-Neisse border, which now divides Poland from Germany. Poles, many of whom had also been displaced from areas now lost to Ukraine, moved in to Schwiebus and the town was renamed Świebodzin.
Related contenton Polish Poland: a selection of archive images of post-war Świebodzin.
Two Ty2 steam locomotives in Miedzyrzecz, Lebus, Poland.
Two steam locomotives at rest just outside the railway station in Miedzyrzecz, Lubuskie, Poland, in 1990.