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SU42-521 with the TUR to Gdynia and Hell

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©  Jun 27, 2022





Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Exposure: 1/640
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal length: 45 mm
ISO: 200
Time: 09:19

SU42-521 with the TUR to Gdynia and Hell

storyThe seasonal TUR train between Chojnice and Hel is one of the few trains that's still loco hauled in old style. As the crow flies the distance between Chojnice and Hel isn't all that far. But as there isn't a decent highway to Hel, the train is a good way to get to the beach in the summer.

After making a couple of photo's between Chojnice and Starogard Gdański I had to get off the TUR train at Starogard Gdański. My TLK train home would stop here about half an hour later and I couldn't miss it. However thanks to the personel I had one left chance to get the train on photo again. Once the train had stopped I walked ahead, trew all my bagage in the long grass and kept on going as far as I could. Unlike most trains, the TUR had to make longer stops at stations to get all people's holiday equipment (mostly bicycles) in. I had made it just far enough to get the old, but renovated, station building and some semaphore signals on photo. The train pulled off from the station only seconds later. It would continue towards Gdansk, avoiding Tczew, Gdynia and Hel.
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