- From the Editor
- From home
- Lower speeds on the PKP
- The new timetable
- From abroad
- Diesel locomotives on passenger services in 2002/03
  Passenger train workings, especially on non-electrified lines, are being systematically reduced due to unprofitability and insufficient funding. In the best case,

the profitability of a service can be improved by the replacement of a money-losing locomotive and sometimes only one carriage consist with a diesel railcar. All this has meant a sharp decline in the demand for diesel traction, and the diesel ranks are experiencing increasingly greater reductions. Once frequent encounters with local passenger trains led by a diesel locomotive are rarer and rarer, and it's ever more difficult to find such trains on PKP routes. We have prepared a real treat for those who wish to see trains still operating with diesel traction. Our editorial colleague Pawel Czech has developed a list of line segments served by locomotive classes SP32, SP42, SU42, SU45 and SU46. On pages 12÷15 is a table of segments, organized according to assigned region as well as by typical train consist. The accompanying map should facilitate finding these lines on the PKP network.

- 2002 excursions
- Meeting with the Mbxd1
- Żagań 2002

Last spring, the next, and perhaps last, marathon of special trains for railway enthusiasts took place. The event, organized in the Zagan area, brought much disappointment to our hobby. First, the latest tarif increase by the PKP for the operation of special trains caused the cost to increase by nearly 200 zl per person for each day! It's not surprising that, to count the number of participants from Poland, it was sufficient to use one's fingers. The majority of potential participants were forced to stayat home. Even those who decided to bear such horrendous costs were also very disappointed. Instead of the Ol49 which had been requested, the PKP substituted a Ty3 on the special train... which is suited to the Zagan area like salt on a cake! Additional dissatisfaction came from the very mysterious reasons for not travelling on some closed lines that had been advertised in the program. All this appeared to indicate that the PKP wanted to once and for all dissuade hobbyists from Poland and abroad from the idea of organizing commercial trips using historical stock. Since the Zagan event there has been a further price increase for special trains, „finally” settling this question, which is so uncomfortable to the PKP.

- Report from the Gryfica Narrow Gauge Railway
- Papiernia Station
- „Byki” in Morocco

In the years 1971÷1989 Pafawag produced an impressive, on the world scale, number of 201E-series locomotives. As relabeled versions of the ET22-class locomotive, 23 examples were exported to the Kingdom of Morocco in 1975÷76. Fourteen of the locomotives sent remain in service today. The Moroccan ET22s work on the ONCF railway as the E1001 class, and recently have become the oldest electric locomotives in service there. The Wroclaw-built motors are assigned to freight service, and one can find them on almost all parts of the ONCR main line, as far as its southern extreme - historic Marrakesh. Because a condition of Morocco's purchase of the 201Eg series was that they fulfill the requirements of the UIC, Pafawag undertook a series of modifications in the construction of these locomotives. You'll find a description of these changes, along with interesting photographs of 201Eg locomotives in Morocco, on pages 48÷51.

- Winnicki's Galery
- The Sroda Narrow Gauge Railway passes away
- From our library - Cardboard Models
- Modeling curiosities
- Minimum-Maximum - simple solutions

Who amongst us hasn't planned the building of a layout or at least a diorama, which would provide a pretty backdrop for our collection of rolling stock or on which we could enjoy watching the movement of model trains? Some with this idea go on to complete not only suitable rolling stock, but also buildings, accessories and other indispensable elements. The years pass, and only a few are generally successful in starting to build a layout. Generally, the impediment to accomplishing this goal is a lack of adequate time for the planned undertaking. Our colleague Olaf Sroczynski is a master in these matters - in the space of several years he built many different layouts and dioramas. To illustrate three of these, he presents a simple and effective construction concept. An additional advantage of these dioramas is the ease with which they were executed and their low cost. Using his idea, with even a small layout one can impose their individuality and to a great measure realize their vision of a railway illusion, and operating it can provide many pleasant experiences. And that's what it's all about.

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