In 1992 I enrolled on a railtour covering Poland and
Russia, being desirous of seeing the last
main-line steam railways in Europe working properly without preservation or heritage cultures
getting in the way of authenticity. Eastern Europe was opening up, too, but it was still a lot cheaper
than most of the world for travel and accomodation. I took a video camera for most of my efforts
in photography, but also an old Practica for a few stills. Here you can see the stills.
I was also very keen to something of a country steeped in history, and long oppressed by its neighbours.
You can choose here to see either the country, albeit a very small part, or view the railways we visited
necessarily only those still using steam, in 1992. See a map of the places visited here.
|The Country - its landscape|
|Railways - mostly steam!|
|The photos of Ad.Van Sten|
|More Polish - my European Steam site includes Poland|
|Polish Links - more Polish Rail sites, and non-rail.|
|My other Photosites|
|Want to see some videos of Polish Steam?