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PKP locomotive reallocation
  At the time the PKP was divided into Cargo, Regional Transport (PR) and InterCity (IC) on 01.20.2001, the entire pool of locomotives was given exclusively to Cargo. From that time, Cargo has, on the part of the passenger carriers, provided paid traction services of locomotives with drivers. This situation lasted until 2007, when 76 in-need-of-overhaul locomotives in the EU/EP07 class were transferred to the ownership of PR. Redistribution of locomotives to the passenger carriers - PR and IC - began on a wider scale in 2008. This included electric locomotives in the series EU07, EP07, EP08, EP09, locomotive EP05-23, and diesel locomotives in the SM42,

SU42, SP32 and SU45 series - altogether, 517 locomotives. On Polish rails locomotives are appearing in colors distinguishing their operator, such as the "pudding" creme of PR and violet-painted machines of IC.

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    Raciborz locomotive depot
    The steam depot in Raciborz was established to service the Kozle-Raciborz-Chalupki-Bogumin rail line built by the Wilhelm Company (WB). In the article, the workings of the steam shed under the direction of the WB, and later the Upper Silesian Railway Company (OSE), KPEV, DRG and PKP are presented, as well as statistics about the locomotives stationed here. The best-documented are the first deliveries of locomotives to the WB, as well as rosters from 1949 through the closing of the depot in 1996. In the 1980s, the depot had over 60 locomotives working. In 1990, the depot lost its independence, becoming a division of the Kedzierzyn Kozle depot, and from 1993 of Raciborz. The amount of activity slowly decreased, and in 1996 Raciborz closed the depot.
    The Swidnica railway junction
    The recent arrangement of the railway network around Swidnica comes from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, when the railway lines from Jaworzyna Slaska via Swidnica Miasto and Swidnica Kraszowice to Dzerzoniowa Slaska (1885), and from Wroclaw via Swidnica Przedmiescie and Swidnica Kraszowice to Jedlina Zdroj (1904). Passenger traffic reaching 10 pairs of trains daily on each line was maintained, with breaks for the war and rebuilding after, until the mid-1990s. In 1989 the section from Swidnica Przedmiescie to Jelina Zdroj was closed to traffic, and the station of Swidnica Kraszowice changed into a simple passenger stop. In the year 2000, the line from Wroclaw Glowny was closed to passenger traffic. In recent years, Swidnica Miasto has fulfilled the role of a passenger station, and the only working signal box at Swidnica Przedmiescie serves a local goods train, operating 3 times a week.
    Electric traction of the greater Warsaw region
    The arrival on 15 December 1936 of the first electric train, which was an electric multiple unit of the 91000/92000 class, ceremoniously opened the Otwock-Warsaw-Pruszkow segment for service. The first electric trains to serve the electrified lines of the greater Warsaw area were the 91000/92000-class EMUs, with all electrical equipment delivered from England, EL.100 class locomotives, of which the first two examples were built in the British factory of the Metropolitan Vickers Electrical Company, and EL.200 class locomotives, which were built in Poland with the same electrical equipment used in the 91000/92000 units. Until September 1939, the region was using: 6 electric locomotives in the EL.100 series, 4 EL.200 electric locomotives, and 76 EMUs in the 91000/92000 series.
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