Latający Wilnianin

Latający Wilnianin

Latający Wilnianin ( _en. Flying WilnianinRef_label|a|a|none) 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") [ [http://www.rp.pl/artykul/180130_W_pogoni_za_luxtorpeda.html] ] .

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 [Official Time-Table of Polish State Railroads, Summer 1939, page 282] . A second daily train between the two cities left Warsaw West at 16:41 and arrived at Wilno at 22:31 [Official Time-Table of Polish State Railroads, Summer 1939, page 282] .

The trains, both of which finished routes at then-border station of Turmont - Zemgale, Latvia, stopped at the following stations:
* Warsaw Main Rail Station,
* Warszawa Wschodnia (Warsaw East),
* Białystok,
* Grodno,
* Porzecze (32 kilometers northeast of Grodno).

Notes

a Note_label|a|a|none "Wilnianin" - Polish for inhabitant of Wilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania).

See also

* Luxtorpeda
* Polish Coal Trunk-Line
* Strzala Baltyku

References


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