Narrow Gauge Railroad Bieszczady Majdan

About the narrow gauge tourist railway at Majdan, Poland in the Bieszczady mountains.

About the narrow gauge tourist railway at Majdan, Poland in the Bieszczady mountains.

You are likely to be taken by surprise when you arrive at the train depot. The beautifully maintained historic buildings and display of a collection of logging railroad cars are nothing short of amazing. And then once you get on the train and pass through the forest into places that look like they are the end of the world and where the only sign of civilization are the tracks on which the train moves, you only become more amazed.

This video shows some of what you see on that train ride.

This video shows some of what you see on the train ride.

Two engine types are used.  The diesel LYD2 and a KP4 steam engine. Information about each can be found at under the links.

Because of the amount of work to heat and subsequently cool a steam engine boiler, as compare to flicking a switch on a LYD2, the steam engine is used only on special occasions.

Information about the KP4 is at this link.  KP4

Information about the LYD2 is at this link. LYD2

There are train rides available spring, summer and fall and occasionally during the winter months.

Extremely popular are the fall season trips when the trees are in full color.

Here is a link to the schedule. It is in Polish.  Open it with Google Chrome and it will be automatically translated. Schedule

Here is a map that shows the location and provides reviews.

Here is a direct link to their website.

 

 

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