Grant 0323-1 Wolsztyn Experience $7,500
One of the premier places one can go to learn how to operate a steam locomotive is in Wolsztyn Poland. Courses are run by “The Wolsztyn Experience” and range from several days to multiple weeks. Funds received for these courses help supplement the crew’s income, pay for overhead expenses, and provide significant funds to the overall steam program run by the Wolsztyn Roundhouse, an EU Institute of Culture
While they have 3 large serviceable locomotives for daily service, all three are currently in the shop for overhauls. The first locomotive, a 2-8-2 PT47 is currently expected back sometime in May/June. Once back the PT47 must undergo running gear work before the locomotive can be put back in daily service. The best current guess for this is sometime in August/September
During this period no steam is operating, and no income is being received from clients taking courses. This puts the overall steam program and with it the Wolsztyn Experience steam locomotive operation courses at serious risk.
The purpose of this grant is to help The Wolsztyn Experience, and the locomotive crews during this period. The grant has also been updated to include extra funds for the Wolsztyn Roundhouse’s restoration crews to facilitate getting the PT47 back to service
The funds for this grant were saucerful received and transmitted and this grant is now closed.