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Steam locomotives - Poland: books - history and types

Illustrated books on the history, models and technology of steam locomotives of the PKP (Polskie Koleje Panstwowe) and other railway companies in Poland.

Pomnik parowóz - die polnischen Denkmaldampflokomotiven

Ein Reiseführer zu Geschichte, Geschichten und Gegenwart aller normalspuriger Museums- und Denkmaldampflokomotiven in Polen.

Polen verbinden viele Eisenbahnfreunde sofort mit Wolsztyn. Plandampf pur, von den Einen geliebt, von den Anderen wegen der früheren finanziellen Unterstützung aus dem Königreich spöttisch als Spielplatz der Briten bezeichnet.
Doch Polen bietet viel mehr für Eisenbahn- und Technikliebhaber. 319 Normalspurdampflokomotiven gibt es im Land zu bestaunen; viele mit preußischen oder deutschen Wurzeln. Sei es als Denkmal, als Wrack in der Hoffnung auf bessere Zeiten oder als Museumsstück in liebevoller Pflege durch die zahllosen Eisenbahnfreunde des Landes.
Das ist zwar nur die Hälfte der in Deutschland erhaltenen Loks. Darunter befinden sich aber neben den Vertretern der polnischen Erfolgsbaureihen zahlreiche weltweit einzigartige Exponate aus der ersten Hälfte des 20ten Jahrhunderts.

Ein enormer historischer Schatz mit hohem Besuchswert! Aber wo findet man die Lokomotiven? Wolsztyn natürlich kennen die Meisten, dass es in Chabówka und Warszawa Museen gibt hat man gehört, aber danach wird die Informationslage deutlich dünner. Bis jetzt!

Dieses Buch soll Ihnen auch ohne Vorkenntnisse als Reiseführer dienen. Ihnen die Standorte der Lokomotiven zeigen, deren aktuellen Zustand dokumentieren und die Geschichte wie auch die Geschichten der Fahrzeuge erzählen.
Entstanden ist dabei ganz bewusst keine eisenbahnhistorische Zusammenstellung von Tabellen und Daten, sondern eine Geschichte aus dem Einsatzalltag. 700 Fotos von gestern und heute - davon über 200 in Farbe -lassen Sie in die Welt polnisch-preußischer Eisenbahngeschichte eintauchen.

Author:Bastian Königsmann
Specs:536 pages, 22 x 17 x 3.2 cm / 8.7 x 6.7 x 1.26 in, paperback
Illustrations:500 b&w and 200+ colour photographs
Publisher:Books on Demand (D, 2020)
Book: Pomnik parowóz - die polnischen Denkmaldampflokomotiven

Pomnik parowóz - die polnischen Denkmaldampflokomotiven

Language: Polish

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The Magic of Steam: Steam locomotives in Poland 1987-1991

Poland, Europe's last stronghold of steam. Coal dirt, sooty oily sheds, cinders and ash, water towers and coal bunkers nestling beside branch lines overgrown with grass. The last steam express train in Europe and the still-living remains of a former vast net of narrow gauge lines. The end of the steam era in Poland.

Step inside and enjoy the atmosphere of the old railway world. Maybe get some inspiration for your model railway? The book contains a ?ne selection of the author's railway photos from Poland.
Petter Nyborg has been a steam locomotive driver and ?reman for more than 35 years, driving veteran trains in Norway. Himself a model railway enthusiast, Petter organized several railway tours in Poland between 1987 and 1991.

Author:Petter Nyborg
Specs:116 pages, 23 x 15.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Independently Published (USA, 2021)
Book: The Magic of Steam: Steam locomotives in Poland 1987-1991

The Magic of Steam: Steam locomotives in Poland 1987-1991

Language: English

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Parowozy normalnotorowe produkcji polskiej

Bogdan Pokropiński, a well-known author of many publications on the history of railways, this time presents the readers the history and construction of all series and types of Polish standard-gauge steam locomotives, as well as export broad-gauge steam locomotives, manufactured by:
- First Lokomotive Factory in Poland S.A. in Chrzanów
- Warszawska Spółka Akcyjna Budowy Parawozów in Warsaw
- Zakłady Mechaniczne Hipolita Cegielskiego in Poznań
- and Zakłady Konstrukcze Taboru Kolejowego in Wrocław.

The steam locomotives are both of native construction and manufactured on the basis of foreign licenses. Therefore, there are steam locomotives for PKP (fast, passenger, cargo), industrial locomotives, steam locomotives manufactured exclusively for export (also broad-gauge) and unrealized steam locomotive designs. The description of each type is supplemented by a drawing and photographs.

Text in Polish.

Author:Bogdan Pokropiński
Specs:292 pages, 25 x 19.5 x 2.5 cm / 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:203 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Wydawnictwa Komunikacji i Łączności WKŁ (PL, 2018)
Book: Parowozy normalnotorowe produkcji polskiej

Parowozy normalnotorowe produkcji polskiej

Language: Polish

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Parowozy wąskotorowe produkcji polskiej

In Poland, in the twenties of the last century, two factories started the production of narrow-gauge steam locomotives: "The First Locomotive Factory in Poland S.A." (Fablok) in Chrzanów and the "Warszawska Spółka Akcyjna Budowy Parowozów" (WSABP) in Warsaw.
The last narrow-gauge steam locomotive of the Warsaw factory, renamed in 1935 as "Wytwórnia Parowozów Zakładów Ostrowieckich", was produced in 1938.
In the Chrzanów factory, production continued during the Second World War for the needs of the German occupier and in the post-war period, until 1959.

In total, 2226 narrow-gauge steam locomotives were manufactured by Polish factories, of which 2178 were produced by Fablok and 48 by WSABP. Of these, almost 1,000 were exported. There were also many steam locomotive projects which were not implemented for various reasons.

The book presents all types and series of narrow-gauge steam locomotives manufactured in Polish factories for the Polish State Railways (PKP), for industry, construction, forestry, agriculture and for foreign customers. Most were the work of local designers, but some were manufactured under foreign license.

Text in Polish.

Author:Bogdan Pokropiński
Specs:212 pages, 25.5 x 20 x 2 cm / 10 x 7.9 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:176 photographs and drawings, 34 tables
Publisher:Wydawnictwa Komunikacji i Łączności WKŁ (PL, 2016)
Book: Parowozy wąskotorowe produkcji polskiej

Parowozy wąskotorowe produkcji polskiej

Language: Polish

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Lokomotywy spalinowe produkcji polskiej

Lokomotywy spalinowe produkcji polskiej

Bogdan Pokropiński

Polish | hardback | 240 p. | 2016

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