A modern EN63A-006 sits in front of the forgotten station building in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, with a just-modernised EN57ALd hiding behind. Even though the timetables between Ostrowiec and Skarżysko-Kamienna offer a decent number of services and the rolling stock provides good levels of comfort, the passenger infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired, as all of the station buildings along this route (apart from the Skarżysko terminus) have been closed and left to decay.
EU07-060 is passing the stop of Marcinków with the last TLK31110 Połoniny from Przemyśl Główny to Warszawa Wschodnia. The day after this photo was taken, the Połoniny have been renamed to Witos and another pair of IC trains have been added on the once forgotten railway between Tarnobrzeg and Skarżysko Kamienna.
As two EN57s, both exquisitely unspoilt with any major modernisation, meet outside the town of Starachowice, the train crews have a chance to exchange a friendly greeting. The train nearing the camera is the R20716/7 from Kielce to Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, the one travelling in the opposite direction is the R20740/1 from Ostrowiec to Kielce.
After a period of fascination with ‘corporate’ liveries, Polish railway companies started to repaint some of their locos into various historical liveries. One of such examples is EP07-338 carrying a very smart livery from the 1980s, commonly referred to as ‘trapezium’ by the Polish railway enthusiasts. On a nippy February afternoon, the TLK13111 ‘Połoniny’ from Warszawa Wschodnia to Przemyśl Główny, via Radom, Sandomierz and Stalowa Wola is seen passing a quiet village of Styków near Starachowice.