Sunday, 23 June 2013

Midsummer coal trains

In winter the trains are 40 wagons long; in summer a mere 25; and there are fewer of them. The coal trains that keep Siekierki power station supplied with the black stuff. First it comes up from Silesia along electrified tracks, to Okęcie sidings. Then, its taken from Okęcie to Siekierki, via Konstancin-Jeziorna sidings, hauled by diesel.

Above: swinging around W-wa Jeziorki by electrical traction, a coal train bound for Okęcie. Hauled by an ET22 in the livery of PKP Cargo.

Above: diesel-hauled rake of empty coal wagons returning from Siekierki to Okęcie for a refill. Photo taken from the platform of W-wa Jeziorki station.

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