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- The Coal Corridor: Silesia - the ports - Part 1

The railway line from Herby Nowe to Gdynia via Zduńska Wola, Inowrocław, Bydgoszcz and Kościerzyna was the largest railway investment in pre-war Poland. As a result of its construction, our country gained the shortest route between the Upper Silesian industrial district (via Tarnowskie Gory) and the ports in Gdynia.

 It is interesting to note that this was the only railway line of such size under private ownership. We present the first part of the history of this corridor, looking at the inter-war period and including its formation and origins, construction and first years of operation. We also invite you to visit the well-preserved, non-electrified portion of the line from Maksymilianowo to Gdynia, where to this day many locations maintain an unaltered appearance and carry the characteristic climate of Polish railways in the 1930's.

- Steam locomotives of the Ty23 class - Part 3

In the previous two issues of KMiD we presented a report on the Ty23-class steam locomotive, concentrating on the historical side while rather lightly treating the technical aspects. In this issue we propose something for connoisseurs: an extremely detailed analysis of the locomotive's construction as well as an attempt to reconstruct the history of their painting and lettering from the factory original through the final years of use. Additionally, for railway statistics lovers we have prepared a list of nearly all the routes worked by those locomotives in service after the war, both on the PKP and in industry. There are several gaps in this compilation, which we hope to fill with the assistance of our readers. We supplement the detailed technical description with a new selection of photographs and drawings.

- SN61-series diesel railcars. 

The SN61 railcars, popularly known as "Ganc" or "Clayton", became achieved "kult" status as PKP equipment even while they were still in service. It's not a surprise, since after the disappearance of steam locomotives they became practically the oldest pieces of equipment in passenger service. Furthermore, for many years they worked together with the old "puffers" operating local passenger trains, and were a characteristic element of many Polish railway lines, stations, and locomotive depots. In this issue we present the first part of our prepared material on this class - a history of these cars, a technical description, an analysis of the painting and lettering in various periods of use, and detailed drawings of both versions including painting diagrams. Statistic-lovers will certainly be happy with a roster of all units of this class, although - similar to the situation with the Ty23 - it has a few gaps.

- The park railway in Chorzow
- Roco BR58 to PKP Ty1

We are beginning a new modelers series covering manufactured models of rolling stock, buildings and infrastructure items which can be adapted or modified to models of Polish railway prototypes. We suggest the basic modifications and improvements necessary to give the original model a look reminiscent of its "Polish version". Supplementary material will include drawings and photographs of the models (before and after rebuilding), as well as of the Polish prototypes. As the first in the series we show you how to adapt the famous HO scale model of the BR58 steam locomotive by the Austrian firm Roco to a Polish Ty1. We are also preparing material on over-track signal boxes, water towers and other pieces of rolling stock.

- How to build a realistic-looking model railway and scenery.
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