Latający Wilnianin

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Latający Wilnianin (English: Flying Wilnianin[a] ) was the popular name of a passenger train which in the interbellum period linked Warsaw with Wilno (now Vilnius in Lithuania). Another name for that train was Gwiazda Północy (The Star of the North).[1]

In 1919, it took around 20 hours for a train to cross the distance of 423 kilometers between Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West) and the station in Wilno. In 1939, this distance was crossed in 5 hours and 45 minutes. In the summer of 1939, the fast train left Warsaw daily at 9:05 to arrive at Wilno at 14:50.[2] A second daily train between the two cities left Warsaw West at 16:41 and arrived at Wilno at 22:31.[2]

The trains, both of which finished routes at then-border station of Turmont - Zemgale, Latvia, stopped at the following stations:


a ^ Wilnianin - Polish for inhabitant of Wilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania).

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  2. ^ a b Official Time-Table of Polish State Railroads, Summer 1939, page 282