Ongoing repairs of the skylight


For a month now the building company ‘Marbudex’ from Skierniewice is working on the replacing of the glass in the skylight above stands 4 and 5 of the roundhouse. The total cost of the repairs is 129 000 PLN, most of which will be covered by the funding from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (60 000 PLN) and The Marshal’s Office of Łódź Voivodeship (45 000 PLN). We also plan to complete the glazing above stand 6, thanks to the donation of construction glass and financing it from the reminder of the 1% from income tax.

We would like to remind you that you can support us via crowd-funding website:

or with a direct transfer to our bank account:

52 1240 6218 1111 0000 4617 3535

We would also like to inform that donations to our association are tax-deductible.

In search for tastes of Łódź region


For years now, the residents of Łódź can take advantage of a special tourist trains allowing them to visit the interesting parts of the region. The trains are organized by the Łódź Voivodeship or the cooperating organizations.

This time the Centre for the Development REGIO with the support of the Marshal Office of Łódź Voivodeship organised a special Train to the tastes of Łódź region to celebrate 100th anniversary of establishing of the Łódź Voivodeship. The last such train arrived on 22nd September in Skierniewice. The engine shed was a must-see for the participants of the trip – close to 110 guests visited us that day.

Thank you for you visit and see you next time!

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A short summary of September events


September is always the busiest month of the year when we are open to the public on two different occasions for the total of three days. The first was the regular Open Day on 7th September when we were visited by 170 guests.

Another opportunity to visit us in September was the weekend of 14th and 15th September during the Festival of Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables in Skierniewice. This time 822 guests decided to visit us.


Our usual attractions – the tour of our collection of rolling stock and the exhibition of railway signalling and traffic control were joined by the exhibition of photographs by Zbyszek Gradowski.

This year the September open days coincided with the European Days of Heritage. It is worth noting that for years now, the Engine Shed is the only facility in Skierniewice taking part in the celebrations of the Days of Heritage.

As in previous Open Days, we were supported by Łódź Agglomeration Railways (free return for the guests of the Shed) and Atmosfera pizza house (catering).

Summing up the August Volunteers Camp


With a slight delay we would like to sum up the longest (4 days) and the most numerous (20 participants) volunteer camp this year. Our crew from signalling exhibition has wrote about their activities already. It is a high time to write on what was happening in the remaining part of the shed from 14th to 18th August. There were a couple of projects realized at the same time. We worked by the renovation of the rolling stock, the clean-up of the Shed’s surroundings and building a new fence from the side of the station’s tracks. Evenings were devoted for discussions and exchange of information on various railway topics.


The main activities focused around two of our steam engines. The most work was required by the giant class Ty51-1. The repairs made by the previous owner appeared to be unsatisfactory especially on the tender allowing the rust to show up and paint start to flake. We immediately proceeded to wire brush the affected surface and paint them with rust-proof paint. Small paint job was also required by the class Tkp 6042 ‘Śląsk’ standing inside the roundhouse which is now the part of permanent rolling stock exhibition.

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Another major project is the external renovation of diesel shunter class Ls60-143. After covering with anti-corrosive paint, the engine cowl got back on its place together with all its hatches. We also reassembled all components which were sandblasted back in July. Thanks to the machining skill of one of the volunteers, we were able to manufacture new parts for the braking assembly on the lathe.

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The is also a scope of activities that are less spectacular but still required. Building repairs and track works always leave behind large amount of waste that waits for a clean-up. This was a perfect moment and the volunteers helped in cleaning up the roundhouse and the coal storage and by the building of the new fence which will prevent the unwanted guests from attempting the dangerous access from the side of the station tracks.

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The activities during the camp were filmed by one of the participants:

We would like to express our gratitude to all participants of the camp.

The volunteer camps are possible thanks to PARE’s own resources and the support of

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Collecting money for the repairs of the skylight


Owning an engine shed is a streak of challenges. Not only those related to logistics but mainly the financial ones. We hope to close our budget and finish the buildings renovations, but the increasing prices in the building industry forced us to once again resort to the crowd-funding. After all we cannot let ourselves for a break in the repairs of our facilities.

The initial estimates of the repairs of the skylight resulted in amount of 100 000 PLN and that was the exact amount granted by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Marshall’s Office of Łódź Voivodeship. Unfortunately, the only offer that we could afford is worth 129 000 PLN. We still need to account that the works will be expanded by repairing the skylight above one stand more than anticipated thanks to the donation of the construction glass by a sponsor. Also this year we have to complete the repairs of the old water tower. Under such circumstances it appeared that the own assets of 42 000 PLN from 1% of income tax is not enough to cover all additional expenses. We are still waiting for the response of the sponsors but as the works starting dates are coming closer we would like to ask for your support.

You can participate in the crowd-funding via service.

Except our gratitude, our supporters will receive a small souvenirs. If you would like to support us with a direct money transfer, please do so to our bank account:

52 1240 6218 1111 0000 4617 3535

We would like to inform, that donations to our association are tax-deductible.


Evening with Banana Pervers and Energiczne Akordy


At least once a year, the Shed hosts an event targeted to all theatre lovers. Also this year together with our friends from Banana Pervers group and club Oaza we organized a theatrical experience during the Evening in the Engine Shed on 23rd August at 8PM.

First our main workshop become the stage for the performance of the children’s group Energiczne Akordy led by Zuzia Ambroziak. Next, the stage was open to the adult performers from Banana Perwers group.

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The performance gathered a large auditory of 173 people. Banana Perwers performed the skit ‘Perły z lamusa, czyli most między pokoleniami’ from the programme of Kabaret Starszych Panów and the one-act ‘The Jealous Old Man’ by Cervantes (performed by Sara Dutkiewicz, Marysia Łukasiewicz, Gabryś Woźniak, Mateusz Farej and Michał ‘Pumba’ Wolski). The evening witnessed also a director début by Alicja Bednarska, the play ‘On the Name Day’. The finale was the skit based on the ‘Bal w Operze’ by Julian Tuwim. The event was led by Dominika Dawidowicz.

The event was also the opportunity for collection for the surgery of the resident of skierniewice, Małgorzata Piekarska.

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