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.

Death of Dariusz Lisiecki


With regret we would like to inform that our colleague and long-time member of PARE, Dariusz Lisiecki passed away on 29 April 2019 at the early age of 63. The funeral service will take place at the chapel by Strobowska Street on 8th May at 11AM.

Dariusz was a member of PARE from 2004 to 2014, later due to various circumstances our ways parted. Still, he maintained the connection with the Shed always willing to lend a helping. We will miss you, Darek…

On behalf of the board, members and volunteers of PARE we would like to send our condolences to the relatives of Dariusz.

The 15th tourist season in Engine Shed has begun!


On 4th May we commenced the 15th season of sightseeing in the Engine Shed. Despite rainy weather, we hosted 509 visitors. This time, apart from the usual attractions like the guided tours and the signalling exhibition, the guests could also visit the photography exhibition Railways in Skierniewice by Zbyszek Gradowski and witness the first run of our own garden railway.

We would like to thank to the guests for visiting us and to our partners (Łódź Agglomeration Railway and Atmosfera Pizza-house) for help in organizing the event.

See you on 18th May at the Railway Night of Museums!

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Continuing track works


Over April and May we continued the track works by the track № 14 leading from the turntable to one of the stands inside the roundhouse. We started with placing the rails back to their place and securing them to the ties. Due to the different types of the rails utilized in this section of the track, we had to use special fasteners and constantly check the gauge. Another step was to fill in the ballast. The track still requires tamping but we are already preparing to complete the assembly of the neighbouring track № 15.

The track works in the engine shed are sponsored by the City of Skierniewice.

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