The premiere of the second feature in the series "Railway monuments – saving from oblivion" is one of the European Year of Rail events. When we look at the history of the railways, we see how present railways evolved – coal-fired steam locomotives have been replaced by electric locomotives and perhaps zero-emission hydrogen vehicles will soon become a standard.
- About 20 years ago, during my official duties I saw old technical documents left in an abandoned railway building. These documents became an inspiration for our new feature about the Ty2-323 steam locomotive - recalls Ignacy Góra, President of the Office of Rail Transport. - So now I can proudly introduce you to the history of this extraordinary steam locomotive which is an important part of our industrial heritage - he adds.
The scope of the Ty2 steam loco project was quite extensive. The Office of Rail Transport not only prepared the reportage, but primarily focused on the digitization and appropriate protection of the documents – the locomotive book and the boiler book of Ty2. The original paper version, along with large-format graphics is part of an exhibition at the Office of Rail Transport headquarters in Warsaw. The booklet about Ty2 is available here.
In 2019 a feature about SN61 diesel motor car, commonly known as Ganz, was aired. The film shows extraordinary experiences and professional interests of Mr Roman Szymański related to the Wzgórze Hetmańskie locomotive depot in Szczecin. Thanks to Mr Szymański efforts the SN61 motor car was saved.
We would like to thank PKP CARGO SA and Stacja Muzeum for their help during the production of the steam loco Ty2 documentary.
Steam loco Ty2 documentary is available here or on YouTube.
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