Travel with ŁKA to Skierniewice for half price

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We renewed our cooperation with Łódź Agglomeration Railway (ŁKA) to encourage more citizens of Łódź Voivodeship to visit Skierniewice and our Shed. ŁKA prepared a special offer for the visitors of the Shed. Passengers traveling by ŁKA train to Skiernieice can return back on their one way ticket for free. The only condition is to receive a special stamp on the ticket at the entrance to the Engine Shed. The offer is valid only on the days of the following events:

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  • 4th May – Open Day,
  • 18th May – Night of Museums,
  • 1st June – Children’s Day in the Shed,
  • 6th July – Open Day,
  • 3rd August – Open Day,
  • 7th September – Open Day,
  • 14th and 15th September – Festival of Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables in Skierniewice,
  • 5th October – Open Day.

The details of the offer can be found here (document in Polish).


Photography exhibition by Zbyszek Gradowski

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This year among the many attractions available in the Engine Shed, our guests can visit a photography exhibition Railways in Skierniewice – The Engine Shed in the photography by Zbyszek Gradowski. The author of the exhibition is a close friend of our association and for many years documents on film the life of the Shed. He is also an enthusiast of the history of Skierniewice with the focus on the town’s brewing industry.

An official opening of the exhibition will take place in the main roundhouse during the Open Day on 4th May at 12 PM. The exhibition will be open to the public till the end of this year’s season.

Free admission.


Preparation for the renovation of class Ls60-143

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The long awaited external renovation of class Ls60-143 has kicked off in the early April. Our main shunting engine was still wearing an old coat of paint that might have been satisfactory for its previous owner but is highly inaccurate for a historical exhibit in the Skierniewice Shed.

Our first job was to remove all big and easy to dismantle parts like engine cowl, exhaust cover and multiple doors to the engine compartment. Parts will be later sanded and primed for further repainting. To avoid losing or damaging headlights, windscreens and other small parts were removed and stored in a safe place. The chassis of the engine will also require removing the old paint and grime, in which we will surely require a professional assistance.

The renovation of the shunting engine is a major project which we intend to continue throughout this year. If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us at wolontariat@psmk.org.pl or via Facebook.


Happy Easter

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Wishing all our fans and supporters a joyful and peaceful Easter.

Members, Volunteers and the Board of PARE.


Another track works started

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Several years ago, alerted by the poor state of track network on the premises of the Shed, we started the repairs of the most degraded sections. Thanks to the support of the City of Skierniewice, we are continuing this effort also this year. In March we disassembled the rails in tracks № 14 and 15 in front of the roundhouse. At the beginning of April we could remove the remains of the old ballast. Soon we will resurface the track bed and lay a fresh layer of ballast, after which we start putting new concrete ties in place.

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Björke snowplough left Skierniewice

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On 2nd April the snowplough of type Björke has left Skierniewice Engine Shed. The vehicle’s owner, Station Museum (former Museum of Railways) asked us to store it back in 1995 for the time of rolling stock relocation and the celebrations of 150 years of railways in Warsaw. Due to the latest changes of the status of the museum, the snowplough will be moved to the Museum’s Division in Sochaczew, where it will be finally registered as an historical object and hopefully undergo a much needed renovation.


Invitation for volunteers

Spring, at last! And together with new season, we want to initiate new projects for volunteers. Do you have some free time and don’t know how to spend it? Are you shy of power tools but like tinkering? We have something special for you. If you are interested in participation or would like to receive more details, please contact us via email wolontariat@psmk.org.pl or a private message on Facebook.

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Class Ls40-4544 back to service

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Some time ago we mentioned that we are going to overhaul our main shunting vehicle – diesel class Ls60-143. As the majority of the bodywork will be disassembled and the main framework immobilized to carry out the maintenance, we needed a replacement. For this purpose, we choose class Ls40-4544, which so far was sealed in a storage. We have one more class Ls40 shunting engine – number 4572 – which underwent some refurbishment, but due to the general wear of the gearbox we would like to save it from shunting work.

Ls40-4544 was unsealed, the engine went through the mandatory check-up and replacement of all lubricants and the cooling liquid. After that, the engine made its first steps in years on the tracks of the shed.

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Bringing class SR71-04 back to life

The enthusiasts of the diesel vehicles from our association took advantage of the warmer winter days to complete a thorough check-up of the engine and electric circuits of the line maintenance vehicle class SR71-04. On 2nd March, after small repairs and replacing missing parts, it was possible to start the engine and test out the pneumatic installation. Our aim is to bring the vehicle back to full operation and present it in motion, at least on the premises of the Shed.


Another support for PARE

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At the beginning of February, the President of the city Skierniewice announced the results of a financing contest for the non-government organisations. We are happy to report, that our project to replace the ties in the tracks of the shed will be supported with the amount of 16 800 PLN. This year we want to re-lay the tracks 14 and 15 between the turntable and the roundhouse. Start of the works – beginning of March.

That’s not the end of happy news. We are a couple of steps form finalizing a sponsorship agreement for the renovation of one of the vehicles. More details to follow.

All these financial helps requires a guarantee from our side in a form of the own capital. This is why we would like to again ask you to support us with your 1% of the income tax. To complete this, remember to indicate our organization as the recipient of the 1% by providing our KRS number 0000216091.