Coding at the Station Museum in Sochaczew
09 october 2019
Yesterday's CodeWeek station was the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Sochaczew, which was opened in 1986. The Museum has the largest fleet of narrow gauge rail vehicles in Poland, as well as one of the largest in Europe.
There are 224 historic locomotives, wagons, draisines and other vehicles. You can see there the oldest narrow-gauge CT8 steam locomotive in Poland from 1882, a horse-drawn wagon from 1902 or a draisine, called the Marshal's Wheels, which according to records, was used by Józef Piłsudski during hunting in the Białowieża Forest. The Museum houses not only so called technical monuments which are no longer in operation, but also the vehicles that can move. In the exhibition halls you can see a collection of museum exhibits documenting the daily operation of narrow-gauge railways in Poland.
In the past, all railroad journeys were served by gatemen. They closed the gates themselves and started the signaling. Today most of rail-road crossings are equipped with automatic crossing systems. To work they need to be programmed properly!
At our workshops pupils from Elementary School in Kąty were programming e.g. railroad crossings.