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- The "Spring 2001" special train excursions

The period from April to June this year abounded (at least in a Polish respect) with a multitude of special trains for railway enthusiasts. Clubs from Pomerania, Katowice and the recently established "Independent" Roman Witkowski literally outdid themselves in their offerings. 

There were, of course, good and bad aspects to this activity. Good - because Polish hobbyists could at last satisfy their railway thirst after several years of drought; bad - because the early excursions were organized in a short period of time, and, combined with tariffs imposed by the monopolistic PKP, insolvency fell quickly on the majority of the organizers - who were not well - off people. The result was that on the following trips the number of participants could be counted on your fingers. Additional organizers didn't complete the planning of their trips. Trips on abandoned, overgrown lines with weeds waist or shoulder high (May, June) brought little satisfaction (the majority of participants take photographs, and photographing atrain half-covered by thick brush isn't something which hobbyists dream of).

- Steam locomotives of the Ty23 class - Part 2

We present the second part of our monograph on the largest class of Polish steam freight locomotives. For the first time in Poland, we publish a full list of locomotives appropriated by the occupying Germans and Soviets during the Second World War as well as the history of these machines. This data is the result of many years of difficult research and investigation by the author. We also present a list of locomotives returned to Poland after the war, as well as those scrapped outside Poland. Finally, of course, there are detailed drawings of the various versions of the locomotive and a colorful poster. This is still not the last part. In preparation is supplementary material provided by Bogdan Pokropinski with data and photographs from the collections of other authors. We will print this in the next issue.

- The end of epoche of the dying Upper Silesian narrow gauge railways

In the previous issue of KMiD we printed a lot of material related to the Upper Silesian "narrow tracks" and recalling the splendid years of these railways. Unfortunately, beyond a circus-like tourist train, this railway no longer performs any work. The loss of its last customer, the Chorzów Electric Station, literally deprived the railway of its day to day employment. An additional consequence of the unusually effective activity of a band of scrap thieves was that it was quickly removed physically from the underlying ground (see article "Vanishing lines"). We present reports from the last weeks of the railway's normal work as well as photographs from places the railway served that no longer exist (Coalmine "Siemianowice", part of the "Chorzów" Electric Station).

- How to build a realistic-looking model railway and its environmentpe

A visit to some of the railway "modeling" exhibits in our country leaves a discouraging impression (written in quotes because it is difficult to call gluing parts on models, unpainted little houses and factory-fresh rolling stock "modeling"). In a several-part series of modeling advice we will try to encourage readers to set about adding reality to their collections. We will write our opinion on the difference between modeling and playing on "little railways". We will present tried in practice methods of bringing model buildings, machines, scenery and rolling stock to a look which is hard to distinguish from the original. Of course, models of original Polish prototypes are nearly always going to demand adaptation of factory models, or partial, and sometimes complete, building from scratch.

- The allure of model railways 2001
- Converting a BR120 model into an ST44 in TT scale
- Rear marker lights on passenger cars
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