However, such a project requires a lot of preparation and planning. Few people can imagine the scale of the preparatory phase of this journey to ensure that Energie 507 is in perfect condition. To mention just a few tasks, Energie 507 underwent an overhaul of its axles, boiler, received an entirely new electrical installation, and its tender was completely refurbished.
Regarding the project’s planning, it was necessary to organize the transportation of railway equipment by road to Poland, arrange accommodations and provisions for the crew, as well as ensure the supply of water and coal for Energie. Additionally, numerous permissions had to be obtained from various railway companies and other authorities.
After a year of administrative battles, the team is finally ready and excited about the adventure that awaits them in the coming months. They will proudly represent the Grand Duchy abroad, and that’s on the railway.
It’s a story of friendship, coal, and iron, of locomotives, in short, a passion.