Another part of the Shed’s roof renovated


The unexpected renovation of the part of the roof above stands 12 and 13 is completed. On Monday, 27th November, the works were acknowledged with the participation of the representatives of Łódź Voivodeship Conservationist Office, which provided the extra budget for the renovation. The building company “Marbudex” again reached our expectations and completed the extra works according to the plan. The subsidy for repairs was worth 22 000 PLN and required own capital of 11 000 PLN. As we the association’s cash box is now empty we are still collecting the remaining amount also via crowdfunding:


Visit us in 2018


Traditionally, we would like to announce in advance a new event calendar for oncoming season 2018. We would like to highlight the following:

  • We keep the longer hours of Open Daysstarting from 5th May 2018 the Shed is open to the public from 11 AM to 3 PM and the last guided tour starts at 2 PM.
  • We introduce two different lengths of guided tours. At 11 AM, 12 AM and 1 PM the tour will follow the shorter sightseeing route, addressed especially to the families with young children. The last group at 2 PM will have the possibility to visit the full length of the sightseeing route – the option recommended to visitors above the 12 years of age.
  • The exact date of the Railway Night of Museums will be announced at the later term as we need to adhere to the arrangements of other institutions open to the public during this event. At the moment we can ensure you, that the opening hours will be from 8 PM till midnight.
  • There will be no longer a special open day for schools. At the moment visits by the school groups can be arranged at any suitable term after earlier phone contact (+48 730 181 323).
  • Open days for photography enthusiasts keep their formula and will take place on selected third Saturday of the month. On 16th June and 21st October the event will last from 12 AM to 3 PM and on 18th August from 6 PM to 9 PM. Participants registration and admission will be possible only for 30 minutes before the starting hour.
  • During the Railwaymen Day there will be only one guided tour at 11 AM.

We reserve the right to change the published schedule at the later term.

Another exhibit renovated

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Another exhibit has regained its old glory. This time, however, it is not a railway car or steam engine, but a piece of signalling equipment.

A new future was awaiting the old block instrument compound with key interlocking (built in 1950 by Państwowa Wytwórnia Sygnałów i Urządzeń Kolejowych, Kraków), in the past part of the equipment in signal box at the station Gawrony. The years of use and later storage, probably outdoors, left its mark on the device, before it found the shelter under the Shed’s roof. It was the obvious first choice when deciding which exhibit from the signalling display we should renovate this year. Thankfully, the years of neglect left the interior of the instrument intact – with a little effort and thorough clean-up the device appeared to be still in a working order. The renovation of the external paint job and wooden parts was a totally different story which required the assistance of the Volunteers Camp’s participants. After several weekends of fight with rust and flaking old paint, the device was again pleasant to look at. The work was crowned the last Saturday with placing the refurbished block marking plates back on their place.

Whip-round for the roof


Not so long ago we were surprised with an additional funding received from the Łódź Voivodeship Conservationist Office. The amount of 22 thousand PLN can be received only under condition of having the own capital equal the half of this amount i.e. 11.000 PLN. In the perspective of empty cash box, couple of our members and supporters managed to collect the missing amount. However, we wouldn’t like to leave them with empty pockets and treat this as a loan which should be soon returned. Therefore, we would like to cover at least the part of this expense by resorting to crowdfunding via portal.

We would like to encourage you to help us on We will be grateful even for the smallest donations.

Railwaymen Day 2017


We would like to invite all our fans to visit us on the last in this year special Open Day on 25th November, on the occasion of Railwaymen Day. The visit may be a prefect opportunity to learn about the history of the Shed. Attractions awaiting the guests:

  • exhibition of the rolling stock,
  • collection of stem engines maintenance equipment,
  • old railway workshop with original equipment,
  • interactive exhibition of railway signalling and traffic safety devices.

We are awaiting our guests starting from 11:00 AM. Free admission.

On 26th November at 12:30AM we will be participating in the mass for railwaymen in the St. Jacob Church in Skierniewice.

Volunteers helping in track works


Our project of Volunteers Camps is slowly reaching its end. During the last editions of the weekend camps from 21st to 22nd October and 4th to 5th November the participants helped us in the preparation to the track renovation and maintenance works. They assisted in a labour-intense process of recycling of the old ballast, classification and storing of the track fittings and removal of the damaged track ties. We still plan to complete the track works before the end of November to keep the vital track № 59 passable.

We would like to say a big thanks to more than 30 participants of the camps who often visited us more than once and assisted us in the maintenance of the Shed.

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Financed by the National Heritage Board, programme Volunteering for Heritage

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During the November holidays


For the last 8 years our members are participating in the All Saints Day collection organized by the Committee of Old Powązki Cemetary Restoration. As each year you could have meet us dressed in historical railway uniforms in the vicinity of the grave of Stanisław Wysocki (1805-1868), the builder of the Warsaw-Vienna Railroad. On 29th October and 1st November our colleagues Paweł Mierosławski, Marek Moczulski and Andrzej Paszke were joined by Maria Balicka, Kamil Migdał and Paweł Rybak from Warsaw’s Commuter Railway.

Traditionally, we organized on 2nd November the 10th walk on the All Saints Day. Due to the 30th anniversary of PARE we wlaked along the route of the graves of famous people related to the Warsaw-Vienna Railroad but also other railwaymen related to Skierniewice and our Shed.

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