2014

Record-breaking Night of Museums

Noc Muzeów - przemrasz On 17th May 2014 the Railway Night of Museums has arrived for the fifth time to the Skierniewice Engine Shed. It resulted in another record number of visitors – despite the lack of free of charge trains from Łódź and Warsaw, 943 people in less than 4 hours have visited our Shed. Traditionally, we have prepared the illuminated exhibition of our rolling stock – outside the roundhouse stood class TKi3-137 tank engine with mixed train and engine class TKt48-39 took its place on the turntable. The unstable weather made us keep major part of the exhibition inside the roundhouse, of course also brightly illuminated.

Noc Muzeów - Janek z grupą Noc Muzeów na hali głównej
Noc Muzeów - TKt48 Noc Muzeów - steinfurt

Noc Muzeów - pulpit kostkowy Our exhibition of railway safety devices was also an object of much interest. To enhance the effect of unique night atmosphere of a signal box, we have installed a couple of vintage slot lamps, which illuminated the lever frames and station dashboards. One could also visit the machine workshop, smithy and see other temporary exhibitions. Thirsty or hungry visitors could help themselves by the stand of Atmosfera pizza house stand and then continue visiting other attractions prepared that night in Skierniewice.

Noc Muzeów - nastawnica suwakowa Noc Muzeów - dźwignie

This year’s Railway Night of Museums took place under the honorable auspices of Mr Zbigniew KlepackiUndersecretary of Ministry of Infrastructure and Development and Mr Witold StępieńMarshal of the Łódź Voivodeship.

PKP Intercity, Przewozy Regionalne and Koleje Mazowieckie provided free of charge return trip for the Shed’s visitors.

We would like to thank to our guest, sponsors and partners.

Oragnizers

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HONORABLE PATRONS

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PartnERS

Przewozy Regionalne   Koleje Mazowieckie plk_new      Herb Skierniewice

Media coverage

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Invitation to the 5th Railway Night of Museums

Kolejowa Noc Muzeów 2013, Ty2-1407 i TKt48-39

On 17th May 2014 the Railway Night of Museums will take place for a fifth time in Rogów and Skierniewice. It is the one-a-year opportunity to visit at night both the Skierniewice Engine Shed (Łowicka Street 1, Skierniewice) and the Museum of Rogów – Rawa – Biała Narrow Gauge Railway (Dworcowa Street 37, Rogów). In the night scenery it will be possible to learn a bit about the railway history and take unique photos.

This year’s Railway Night of Museums take place under the honorable auspices of Mr Zbigniew KlepackiUndersecretary of Ministry of Infrastructure and Development and Mr Witold StępieńMarshal of the Łódź Voivodeship.

Many attractions await visitors in Skierniewice (admission hours: 20.00 till midnight). Historical buildings of the engine shed hides many historic engines and railway cars from 19th and early 20th century. Specially for this occasion we have prepared illuminated exhibition of the rolling stock from PARE collection. You can also visit the exhibition of railway safety devices and signal box equipment, railway workshop, historic railway smithy and other temporary exhibitions. Tired visitors can try delicious grilled dishes, served by Atmosfera pizza house. We encourage the visitors to try out other attractions awaiting that night in Skierniewice: Prymasowski Palace, Park Gate, City House of Culture, Regional Academy of Entrepreneurship, History Chamber of Skierniewice, City Library. Feel free to take the free of charge trip to those places by a special night busses .

In Rogów (admission hours between 18.30 and 22.30) visitors will be able to see the historic narrow-gauge railway station, smithy and workshops of Rogów – Rawa – Biała Railway. The visit in Rogów will end with a narrow-gauge train trip on route Rogów – Jeżów – Rogów. Detailed information regarding the trip and seats reservation are available at www.kolejrogowska.pl.

Due to the planned end of the events in late night hours, we recommend taking warm clothes.

Attention: unfortunately, this year there will be no free of charge special trains to Skierniewice and Rogów. Nevertheless, the trip is  still possible on special rules with regular trains of PKP Intercity and Przewozy Regionalne . Anyone, who travels this day to Skierniewice and Rogów can have his one-way ticket stamped with “Railway Night of Museums” stamps, which allows free of charge return trip with the train of the same operator. Below are the details of special offers of each of the operators:

PKP Intercity

Anyone, who travels on 17th May to Skierniewice and Rogów with PKP Intercity train, can travel back free of charge to his departure point on the territory of Poland using his one-way ticket with “Railway Night of Museums” stamp with any train of PKP IC. The stamp can be obtained in Skierniewice (Engine Shed, Łowicka Street 1) and in Rogów (Rogów Towarowy narrow-gauge railway station, Dworcowa Street 37). On 17th May selected TLK trains will take additional stop ta Rogów Railway Station.

Przewozy Regionalne

Anyone, who travels on 17th May to Skierniewice and Rogów with PKP Intercity train, can travel back free of charge to his departure point on the area of Łódź and Silesian Voivodship (latter in the direction Częstochowa)  using his one-way ticket with “Railway Night of Museums” stamp with any train of Przewozy Regionalne. The stamp can be obtained in Skierniewice (Engine Shed, Łowicka Street 1) and in Rogów (Rogów Towarowy narrow-gauge railway station, Dworcowa Street 37).

Organizers

Logo FPKW Logo PSMK, czarne

Honorable patrons

mwl

Partners

PKP Intercity Przewozy Regionalne plk_new

Media coverage

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The 10th Tourist Season in Engine Shed is open!

4. Dzień Otwarty 2013

On Saturday, 3rd May, from 11:00 to 15:00 we would like to invite you to the Open Days when one can familiarize with the history of Skierniewice’s Engine Shed and its collection. The tours are led by the guide dressed in the historical railway uniform. This year a surprise awaits the visitors – the lengthened sightseeing route inside the biggest building in the engine shed complex – the roundhouse from 1862-1942 where much of the PARE rolling-stock collection is placed. The admission to the larger portion of the roundhouse was possible thanks to the extensive roof repairs sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Łódź Voivodship’s Office and the assets from 1% of income tax.

Except the collection inside the roundhouse, visitors can see other exhibitions:

  • steam engines tools and maintenance equipment,
  • railway workshop with old machine tools still in working order,
  • smithy with original equipment,
  • railway traffic safety and signal box equipment.

Visiting groups enter at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00.

Free admission!

Media patronage is provided by:

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Invitation to a photographic event in the Engine Shed

Plener 26-04-2014 Together with the Photographic Team Łódź, we would like to invite you to the plein-air photographic event in Skierniewice’s Shed. In order to take part in the event, please subscribe via e-mail providing participant’s name, surname and contact phone. Subscription lasts to 23rd April. Each participant has to acknowledge the sightseeing rules. Remember to take your personal ID for participation verification.


Repairs of points № 128 started!

Przyjechały podrozjazdnice z Czeremchy We have launched first of this year’s repairs funded from the public assets. As we informed several weeks ago, City Council of Skierniewice has donated 8000PLN for overhaul of set of points № 128 in track № 59. Repairs assume complete replacement of all the decaying ties. New ones have been already delivered on 28th March by the railway ties manufacturing company from Czeremcha.

Zaczynamy demontaż rozjazdu nr 128 Works will be performed only by the volunteers and members of PARE. Repairs have been divided into stages resulting from the construction of the points, ie. into sections between neighboring rail joints. First stage required complete disassembling of more than a half of the points – on Saturday, 29th March, we removed side rails and blades. Next was the removal of completely falling apart ties. In the evening, we sorted the rail screws – about 60% have rusted away and cannot be reused. Because of the tight budget, we are now in search of a producer or seller, who would be eager to donate or provide a discount on purchase of 350 pieces of screws of type P49.

Demontaż lewej opornicy Demontaż lewej opornicy

Demontaż lewej opornicy Jeszcze podrozjazdnice i na dziś koniec.

As for now, only the old ballast needs to be removed and we can start lying new ties and reassembling of rails. After that we can take care of the remaining section of points. Repairs are  to be continued through April and March, accordingly to the weather conditions. Any help will be appreciated. We would also like to encourage you to support the overhaul with 1% of the income tax.


Death of Andrzej Stypiński

Andrzej Stypiński With regret we would like to inform about the death of our colleague and volunteer of PARE, Andrzej Stypiński. Andrzej was retired officer of Polish Army. A great passion of his was 3D modeling. He was responsible for completing part of the shed’s building documentation, making the renovation of the Engine Shed possible. Except that, he was in the midst of the preparation of CG visualization of the Engine Shed’s buildings. His early death (Andrzej was 62 years old) has spoiled our plans to present in June his work to the public.

Funeral mass will take place on Saturday (29th march) at 13.00 in Garrison Church in Skierniewice (funeral procession start at 12.00 from cemetery chapel near Strobowska Street 19).


First subsidy in 2014

Remont rozjazdu

Several days ago we have signed first in this year subsidy for renovation of the Engine Shed. Thanks to the support of Skierniewice’s City Council amounting to 8000 złotys, we will be able to complete the overhaul of the set of points in track 59. Soon, we are going to choose the supplier of the track ties and at the turn of March and April we will start their replacement.

We encourage all interested in help to contact us via e-mail.


Ready for guests admission

Trasa zwiedzania wydłużona Several weeks long preparations of a lengthened sightseeing route inside the roundhouse are nearly finished! Beginning May, we would like to invite you to visit the route which now reach more than a half of the length of the roundhouse. Lengthening of the route was possible thanks to the funds of the Łódź Voivodship’s Conservationist and 1% donation from income tax.

Among the vehicles, which will be available during the sightseeing, will be steam engine class Ty2-1407, narrow gauge engine Las 1984 and diesel engine class SP30-218.

Depending on the available resources and pace of the roof’s repairs, we are going to make further vehicles accessible to the visitors.


Invitation to Gera

Parowozownia w Gerze Our colleagues from the association Geraer Eisenbahnwelten, placed in Skierniewice’s twin town Gera, would like to invite you to visit Gera’s Engine Shed during the upcoming events in 2014 – more info at the official website of the association (German only).