Photographer's Note

Zywa historia - living history (Please correct my spelling Jerzy)

This is Janusz, having his is lunch after firing the Wolsztyn Leszno train on that Monday morning, and waiting at Leszno depot to pick up a loco to take back for maintenance.

He joined PkP (Polish state railways) straight from school 31 years ago, and worked his way up from helping in the shed to being an engine driver, amazingly, a job he still has.

His English is quite a lot better than my Polish, but limited enough for us to get by with a garbled mix of what Miles Kington might call Polangielski.

He told me about his life in the pub after work. "Now we history" he says, "Ale zywa historia" I said, hoping it meant something, they all seemed to like the idea.

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Additional Photos by Richard Gatward (RGatward) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3754 W: 141 N: 3794] (20108)
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