Zdunska Wolada Train Museum
We continue the ZDUNSKA WOLA tour of Poland after Warsaw.
After leaving the orphanage, ZDUNSKA WOLA city's most famous historical TRAIN MUSEUM we did not leave without seeing. We came to the open space where the artillery train museum is. If the rails at the bottom of the trains can speak a language, though. What have they seen, what have they experienced, what can they tell? About 40 A retired Train worker, who was working on Warsaw Railways for years and told us in detail about this museum, was a citizen of the train masters (who did not get his name).
This retired citizen started to inform us about this Train Museum and toured the entire museum. Later, they founded an association here with some of their friends. Let's listen to him now: ”This museum was established in 1941. There are roughly 14 locomotives and 6,7 wagons here. As can be seen, most of them are worn. Some 40 years ago some of our friends established an association. Their purpose is to protect these locomotives ”.
“There are three types of locomotives here. Coal-powered, steam-powered and Electric-powered. Some of them were brought from Ukraine. Of course, this has not been easy. Special rails have been introduced for them. These were carried out by mechanical engineers working in the USA. Some 70 years ago, these were sold as scrap for 1000 Zloty by a government official (….), Whose name I did not want to disclose. These were taken back when our association was established ”.
Some of these locomotives were presented to Poland by sea by the USA in 1948. Russia and Germany have also contributed. Once upon a time 3000 people were working on these railways. The train track used in those years is still used. In fact, there is a company that maintains and repairs these trains. This is also in Warsaw… Some of these trains were used for transportation and some were used for coal transportation. In fact, among these locomotives, we have locomotives working on coal in these state railways for many years in 1860. As you can see now, they are not listening here. Although the wagons seen among them seem very nice, they are still very shabby and worn. Some of them are very comfortable ”…
In the past years, films have been shot here İN After a long speech by an official who served in an old railway, we visited the building of the original TRAIN MUSEUM. The original models of trains and locomotives in the building were made and presented by students working at the Industrial Arts Schools in Warsaw. All of the models are made of iron and are identical to the original of locomotives. Some of these models were built in 1947 and were presented to this museum. Some of them are working with steam or electricity le
Apart from these, photographs of the employees of the Polish Railways, the staff of the staff, who participated in the sporting activities and national matches over the years, and the medals and trophies they received, letters, honors, certificates of appreciation, photos and resumes of those who contributed to the State Railways, There are supplies. These are carefully protected. They gave us a notebook the size of a tombstone, which included photographs of the manager and other officials and pictures of locomotives. There were letters and articles. Thousands of visitors came here and wrote and signed their feelings and thoughts in a few lines. ”…
We have written and congratulated this book. Biz Then there was a piggy bank somewhere else waiting for help. We took a few Zloti (penny) there too iler For our contribution, Poland, the great statesmen who came to Warsaw, Presidents, Prime Ministers, high officials working on railways come from Warsaw and visit here. It is for this reason that the maintenance and cleaning of the locomotives are carried out, repaired and cleaned by the members of our association from time to time and painted in accordance with the original. This is very expensive Bu
This is a fact that some of the tourists coming to our museum does not put their hands in his pocket, (some of them have a pinegran in his pocket), this also hurts us, "he said.
As a matter of fact, as this official tells us, after a century has passed, these locomotives, still in the summer, in the frost, in the wintry, and under the rain, are still squeaky in their places, and they stand in their places with magnificence in the open air. also? These trains really attracted our attention and made us think. The guys are hardworking and do not forget their past and history. The Museum Train is alive and alive, worth seeing.
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