Zbigniew and all interested in railways in
If you key in Pre War Polish Railways into Google
you'll see a very extensive site dealing with this issue. There is a section by
Electronicmuseum about the deportations into USSR from Stryj area-all related to
the railways-in a way.
You can also discover all about the Polish Border
Crossings as well as Belarussian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian. Changes from normal
to broad gauge tracks.Key in Polish Border Crossings.
It is interesting to note that as the German Army
advanced after 22nd June 1941 into Russia, an army of sappers followed and
adjusted the rail tracks to suit the normal-European gauge; this was reversed
when the Red Army advanced Westwards in 1945 whe reversed the gauge to
broad-Russian standard 1520 mm wide. So today the rail changes take place
only-as far as I can ascertain-at the Polish borders with Russia (for
Kaliningrad) and Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.
Zbyszek it would be too long to explain the several
ways the changes are achieved. All speedy and virtually automatic with the use
of hydraulics, as I understand.