A walk on the Old Powązki Cemetery


On the 173rd anniversary of opening of the first stretch of Warsaw – Vienna Railroad we would like to invite you to the annual Walk on the Old Powązki Cemetery on 14th June. We meet by the St. Onorata gate at 2PM. Our colleague, Marek Moczulski will start the meeting by the grave of Stanisław Wysocki (the main constructor of the WVR) and then guide the walk along the route of the graves of famous people related with railways.

Free admission.

The 9th Railway Night of Museums


The 9th Railway Night of Museums is already the past. Despite the force majeure made the preparations much more difficult, the event took place on 19th May as planned. We were visited by a decent number of 576 guests, taking into account a major competition of other facilities prepared for this event in Skierniewice. This edition of the Night of Museums was also a good opportunity to make some observations and plans for improvements and new attractions for the next year.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Łódź Metropolitan Railway (ŁKA) which prepared a special offer for the guests of the Shed allowing the to return for free to their departure point. We would also like to thank to Atmosfera Pizza house which provided the catering during the event.

To all those who visited us we would like to say “See you in a year”. For those who were not able to join us this year, we publish a couple of photos from the event.

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We took part in the 1st Meeting of Railway Modellers in Żyrardów


On the invitation of the colleagues from the Independent Railway Modelling Project, on 12th and 13th May we took part in the 1st Meeting of Railway Modellers in Żyrardów. It was a great opportunity to promote the Shed in the city which is and actual neighbour of Skierniewice. Visitors could not only learn more about the history of our Shed but also obtain promotional materials of our colleagues from the Association of Upper Silesia Narrow Gauge Railways which takes care of the Bytom – Tarnowskie Góry Railway.

We would like to express our gratitude to the hosts of the event and see you soon in Skierniewice.

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Continuing the track repairs


We reached the semi-finals of the repairs of the track № 12 leading to one of the stands of the roundhouse. The works are supported by the City Council of Skierniewice. So far we managed to resurface the track bed, remove the old ballast, which requires sieving and cleaning and prepare a fresh layer of ballast. At the beginning of May we laid new ties (actually recovered from other railway but in good shape). Next we put the rails on their target positions.

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This job would took us much longer if not for the help of Mr Jan Markowicz, the owner of a backhoe loader which is irreplaceable in this kind of work. Except the dismantling and repair of track № 12 we managed to collect more regenerated reinforced ties which arrived in the shed during the long weekend. We will need them during the oncoming repairs of other parts of our track layout.

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We still need to fasten the rails, level the track and stabilize it with the ballast. Part of those activities will be completed in the upcoming weeks but the ballasting will wait till autumn. In the meantime we will start repairs by the neighbouring track № 13. This one may pose some challenges as we will need to fasten a lighter rails of type “8” to concrete ties devoted for heavier rails.

Below is a time-lapse taken during one of the repair days. Enjoy!

We participate in Tesco competition – “You decide, we help”

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Dear Fans and Visitors.

For the second time we managed to find ourselves in the finals of Tesco Poland competition “You decide, we help” – this time as the only representative from Skierniewice. Therefore we are looking forward to the votes of the citizens of the city upon Łupia river. This year, every participant will receive some form of gratification, so the stakes are high. Voting for our project: Volunteers helping in development of Skierniewice Engine Shed will end on 4th June.

What will we do with the prize if we receive any prize from the competition? The prize for the 1st and 2nd place will be enough to improve our exhibition of railway signalling and traffic devices. We would like to refresh the exhibition room, repair more exhibits and add more interaction to it. The aim is not only to make it more attractive to the regular visitors but also more useful e.g. for the students of Skierniewice railway school.

You can cast your vote in the following Tesco shops:

  • Ułańska 12, Łowicz,
  • Lelewela 8/10, Skierniwice
  • Reymonta 25, Skierniewice,
  • Czesława Liska 1, Skierniewice
  • Wójtowska 2D, Sochaczew

14th season of Open Days in Engine Shed has begun!


The first of this year’s series of Open Days was one of its kind. Usually, we report the significant attendance of visitors during the events which bring much more people to Skierniewice – the Night of Museums or the Festival of Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables. This time we broke the record of attendance during the classic Open Day when the Shed is the only target for tourists. On 5th May 607 people has visited us. We are also glad to report that the sixth of this number took advantage of the special offer for free return by Łódź Metropolitan Railway (ŁKA). Thank you!

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