Books from APLAND


ksiazki_okladka2.jpgPrzewodnik „Koleją Wąskotorową do Rud”
(The Narrow-Gauge Railway to Rudy - touristic guide)

Format A5, 104 pages, color
Price: 26  zł.   Price including delivery: Europa 41 zł (ca. 11 EUR), World 51 zł (approx. 14 USD)

A guidebook has appeared entitled "The Narrow-Gauge Railway to Rudy", published by Apland, and authored by Edward Wieczorek and Krzysztof Soida. On more than 100 full-color pages on coated paper the tourist trail leading along the Gliwice-Rudy and Raciborz-Rudy narrow-gauge railway line is described, along with the curiosities, interesting structures, landmarks, monuments and places. The description of the route is supplemented by the history of the founding and workings of the Gliwice-Raciborz narrow-gauge railway as well as an extensive German-language summary. The guidebook is richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, drawings, and tables, along with additional, full-color maps and plans.

The books may be purchased from APLAND - Andrzej Wilk,
ul. Kosciuszki 182, 40-525 Katowice (POLAND),

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Koleje Wąskotorowe na Górnym Śląsku
(Narrow Gauge Railways in Silesia)
Tom. II - Technika Kolei Wąskotorowych
(Vol. II - Narrow Gauge Technic)

Format A4, 366 pages + box with 108 drawings

Printing sold out. 


ksiazki_okladka4.jpg „Wąskie Linie Snów“
(Narrow Gauge Dreams)
Author: Piotr Rudzki

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Just before 10.06.2001, passenger services were operated on only 9 of PKP’s narrow-gauge lines. Right before their liquidation, Piotr Rudzki traveled on these lines, photographed them, and has beautifully written about them in his book. The author has conjured up the unreplicable climate of railways which have departed and won’t return. This is a sentimental book!This is a documentary book!
The book includes numerous photographs, reproductions of timetables, tickets, and rubber stamps as well as a color supplement with 48 unique, history photographs of narrow gauge railways from the archives of the Railway Museum in Warsaw.

Narrow gauge lines: Krosniewicka (to Ostrowy), Krosniewicka (to Boniewo), Stargardzka, Ełcka, Śmigielska, Krotoszyńska, Średzka, Koszalińska, Rogowska.

 „Wąskie Linie Snów“
(Narrow Gauge Dreams)
In Polish, A5 format, 328 pages (296 black and white, 32 color), 223+48 photographs, reproductions of timetables, rubber stamps, and tickets.



Sand Railways Voksiazki_okladka1.jpglume II - Photograph Album
A4 format, 352 pages
Price 94,- zl.

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Railway book-photograph album of sand railways. Owners will have at their disposition a one-of-a-kind collection of photographs illustrating the workings of these industrial railways in Silesia, which are of unprecedented scale. You will find 346 pages with 578 photographs, both black-and-which and colour, from the years 1910÷2002 (including 121 from before 1945, some in colour!). Some of the best photographs are in A3 format. Ony 29 of the photographs have been sporadically published previously. The remainder are never-before seen, and include 14 different views ofthe TKz class from the 30's, and 37 pictures from the most famous accident. You will also find: different views of British electrics (including the control cabin), previously unknown types of wagons, as well as many other unexpected photos. The text is in Polish and German. The publisher is Apland sp. z o.o. in Katowice.