Close to the record at the 10th Railway Night of Museums


For the 10th time in the history of PARE invited the residents and guests of Skierniewice to visit us during the Railway Night of Museums. On 18th May all interested could visit us during the night time (from 7PM till midnight). We noted that with 930 visitors we were close to breaking the attendance record of 2014 edition of this event, despite this time there were no special trains for rail fans from Łódź and Warsaw.
It is worth mentioning that the Engine Shed was the first and only institution in Skierniewice to join to this event in 2010. Over the next couple of years we managed to expand it beyond the boundaries of Skierniewice thanks to the cooperation with our colleagues from Rogów-Rawa-Biała Narrow Gauge Railways and other railway operators.

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Due to a typo on the poster advertising the event, we opened the gates of the Shed earlier than planned. We were surprised that before the dusk more than 150 people has already come for sightseeing – after all it was still a good moment to visit us with children. With the last rays of the sun, the rolling stock inside the roundhouse was brought back to life by an atmospheric illumination. Our signalling and railway traffic control exhibition was also a major attraction allowing one to taste the atmosphere of a night shift inside the signal box.

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Our guests could also visit the exhibition of photographs by Zbyszek Gradowski Railways in Skierniewice and observe the traffic on our small garden railway. Our partners also contributed to the success of this evening. The Atmosfera pizza house provided the catering and Łódź Agglomeration Railway (ŁKA) prepared a special offer of free return trip addressed to the visitors of the Shed.

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Other institutions in Skierniewice also opened their doors to the visitors during this evening. The city council organized a special fare-free bus line which allowed for quick transition between the point of interest during that night.

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