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Report - Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland, May 2014



Morrisey

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Called in here on a stunning spring evening to take in these European steam behemoths that are sadly slowly rusting away. Looking on the net it says that this place was run by a group of enthusiasts, but due to the holding company wanting higher rents - the place folded.

The former depot is now home to 25 steam locomotives, 9 diesel locomotives and some 22 other items of rolling stock. Slask TKp 4422 0-8-0T is in working order and a couple of other steam locomotives only need light overhauls, or their paperwork sorting, in order to steam again.

Until the end of 2006 TOZK enjoyed the use of the old depot and sidings at a peppercorn rent from PKP Linie Kolejowe, the PKP Group’s track and infrastructure company. It was always the hope of TOZK that the Pyskowice Town Council would acquire the site from PKP in lieu of unpaid rent and that the council would licence the society to use the depot.

But Pyskowice is not a town which encourages ‘bottom up initiatives’. The Mayor is not interested in helping the Society. In the meantime, the site has been transferred from PKP Linie Kolejowe, to PKP’s real estate company PKP Nieruchomości, and the latter are demanding that the Society pay a commercial rent for the site backdated to the beginning of 2008.
Sure is a great place to wander round on a glorious evening.




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ACID- REFLUX

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Re: Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland May 14

Nice ones :thumb

Like Barry Island Scrapyard in the 70/80"s but with better condition Engines :)
 

bhg

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Re: Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland May 14

Awww it looks amazing! Love it! Thanks for sharing Morrisey!
 

Clarence Trumble-Lovegod

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Re: Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland May 14

Oh man...nice report, great pics! Such a shame that greed and politics is stopping these fantastic machines from getting a new lease of life.
 

pigdog

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Re: Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland May 14

well nice that
 

spag

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Re: Abandoned Steam Engines - Poland May 14

Nice report! The sign was still hanging when I was there last October...