Park Railway Maltanka
The Park Railway Maltanka (Polish: Kolejka Parkowa Maltanka, sometimes abbreviated to Maltanka) is a 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) narrow gauge railway located in Poznań. It is 3.85 kilometres (2.4 mi) long and is owned by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o. (English: Public Transport Company in Poznań Ltd.). The line connects Rondo Śródka (Śródka Roundabout) and New Zoo transporting around 200.000 passengers annually.
The first 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) narrow gauge railway, called the Harcerska Kolejka Dziecięca (English: Scout Children Railway) in Poznań, was built in 1956 and was operated by Polish Scouting Association (see Children's railway). This 1.5-kilometre (0.9 mi) long route connected Ogród Jordanowski and Łęgi Dębińskie (English: Dębina Meadow). During construction of Hetmańska Str, part of second road ring of Poznań, the authorities decide to move the railway to a new location where the line would not conflict with main communication arteries. The railway, now renamed Maltanka was re-opened on 21 July 1972 in Malta. Since then it has been operated by Public Transport Company. In 1998 its name was changed to Maltańska Kolej Dziecięca (English: Maltan Children's railway), and again in 2002 to current name.
The name Maltanka comes from the Knights of Malta, who used to own the land and the old church nearby.
- Przystań (planned)
- steam locomotive Bn2t 11458 "Borsig" built in 1925
- steam locomotive Tx26 423 built in 1926
- Diesel railcar MBxc1-41 "Ryjek" built in 1932
- Diesel locomotive Wls40-100 built in 1956
- Diesel locomotive WLs40-1225 built in 1961
- Diesel locomotive Wls50-1563 built in 1964
- passenger cars (#1, 2, 3, 4) built in 1956
- passenger cars (#5 and 8) built in 1972
- passenger cars (#6 and 7) built in 2010
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- "Kolejka Parkowa Maltanka". Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu Sp. z o.o. (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-05-14.
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