SOCHACZEW RAILWAY STATION, MAZOVIA, POLAND

Published: 24-09-2017 photo #27317 0 comments 0 votes

Category:Railway Infrastructure    Country:Poland    Year:2015 Contributor:Peter Langsdale

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Photographed on 29 September 2015. This station, designed by Czesław Domaniewski opened in 1902 and is located on the Warsaw–Kunowice railway line. At that time it was part of the broad gauge Warsaw-Kalisz Railway.
The station was built between 1900 and 1902, to a design by Czesław Domaniewski, on the broad gauge Warsaw–Kalisz Railway. In 1914 the line was rebuilt to standard gauge and provided with double trach in 1916. The section from Błonie to Sochaczew was electrified in 1959 and in 1961 the next section to Kutno was electrified. The electrification of the E20 line was completed in 1988. In 1992 the modernisation of the Warsaw-Poznan section started, in order to upgrade the E20 route to 160 km/h. On the section Sochaczew-Łowicz the permissible maximum speed is 120 km/h and on the section Błonie–Sochaczew, 160 km/h. The train services are operated by PKP and Koleje Mazowieckie.
My reason for being there was to visit the Narrow Gauge Museum in the town, which has a collection of over 50 steam engines, mostly of 750 mm gauge, and a large number of narrow gauge diesel engines too.

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