During our train journey from Cracow to Zakopane we will travel in 6 cars, the first three cars will be passenger cars with seating. The remianing three cars will be the bar car, dance car, and luggage car. Each will have a unique name as outlined below.

If you would like to become familiar with the look and style of the cars under our disposal we invite you to read the information we have provided about them.

Passenger car number 024122 from series C

Car number 024122 represents a series of 4th class cars that were built from 1921 for the German National Railway. What makes the body of this car stand out is that the lack of a connecting hallway. Passangers entered their seating compartments through individual doors from the outside of the train – thus these wagons were known as “boczniki” roughly translated as “siders.” Walking between seating compartments was possible through exterior footplates along the outside. The passanger wagon located in the Chabówka Train Museum was renovated in 1992 by ZNTK in Ostrowie Wielkopolskie. During Lindy on Track it will serve as a luggage wagon, and will be the last car attached so that dancers can still move freely around the train.

Production:  Germany, built in 1924

Photos from the outside:

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Technical Specs:

Number of axes

2

Length, including bumpers

13.92m

Wheelbase

8.5m

Number of seated places

66

Maximum speed

60 km/h

Heating

Steam

 

Mail car number 040 314 Gmhx

Cars of this type were used for transporting mail, primarily letters and packages. The interior was subdivided into storage space and an office where mailmen sorted the mail according to the locality or city where they were to be delivered. The car was also adapted to picking up new mail while making stops en route. This mail car was originally build in Germany in 1930 was renovated by the ZNTK in Ostrowie and is currently situated in the Chabówka train museum. The interior has been renovated and re-purposed to serve as a bar. It is capable of universal usage, for example for presentations while the train is in motion

Production: Niesky, Germany, built in 1930

Photos from the outsied and the interior:

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Technical Specs:

Number of axes

4

Length, including bumpers

13.92m

Wheelbase

8.5m

Number of seated places

34

Maximum speed

60 km/h

Heating

Steam, individual furnace

 

Passenger car number 026 458 from series Ci

Cars of this type have open air connecting passage between cars and were ordered by the German National Railways as a standard build for cars with metal frame. This wagon  was renovated by ZNTK in Ostrowie Wielkopolskie in 1992, and was refit with typical 4th class seating of German rail cars of the era.

Production: In Germany by Waggonfabrik von Gotha, built in 1929

Photos from the outside:

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Technical Specs:

Number of axes

2

Length, including bumpers

13.92m

Wheelbase

8.5m

Number of seated places

48

Maximum speed

60 km/h

Heating

Steam