Steam in Poland Volume 1: The North-West 1969-1985 57 mins · B&W and colour · Stereo Sound ·
From 1969 onwards, Ton Pruissen made numerous trips to Poland to record Polish steam, and this film concentrates on the standard gauge PKP lines in northwest Poland, around Poznan, Bydgoszcz, Torun, Tczew, Malbork and Gniezno. Also seen is Wolsztyn as it really was, long before it became famous. Additional footage shows the 750mm gauge Opalenica system, then not long from closure, despite being well used. Great scenes from the glory days of one of the last European national systems to use steam power in quantity, with Ton’s fantastic quality dubbed sound adding to the enjoyment. English commentary. Additional notes, photos etc. on the disk.