The Wikimedia train rolls through Poland this summer

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A Polish national railways class EU07

Wikimedia Polska, the Polish Wikimedia Chapter, is about to organize a Railways Expedition in collaboration with the Polish Railways Company. The photography expedition is devoted to train infrastructure in Poland and will give participants unprecedented access to sites they wouldn’t otherwise see so closely.
Polish Railways has offered the opportunity to teach Wikipedians to navigate the railway premises, after which they will receive ID cards entitling them to enter and photograph objects normally inaccessible to the public. Polish Railways will provide us with free monthly railway tickets for all participants and special passes to legally enter and photograph rail tracks, workshops, rail yards, cargo railway stations and museums belonging to Polish Railways. Wikimedia Polska will cover the costs of accommodation and food (travel to Poland is not covered).
We are looking for people interested in this form of Wikiexpedition. We want to form 2-3 person teams, with Polish-speaking leaders and participants from other countries. We’d like to underscore the fact that you will not need to speak Polish to participate; we’re happy to help you navigate the language. Teams would be moving independently, both in terms of time and location. We think it would be useful to organize several teams that could work in different areas of Poland. The Wikiexpedtion will take place this summer, sometime between June and September, 2013.
If you want to join the railways expedition, just add yourself to the list on the Wikimedia Polska wiki. Basically, the only requirements are that you a) have an obsession with trains and railways and b) that you are excited to spend around a week (or more) traveling in slow trains that stop at all manner of tiny stations around Poland.
Tomas Ganicz, Wikimedia Polska

Archive notice: This is an archived post from blog.wikimedia.org, which operated under different editorial and content guidelines than Diff.

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The list of Railways Expedition participants is here:
http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiekspedycja_kolejowa_2013/przygotowania
On that page:
http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiekspedycja_2013/przygotowania
are lists of “main” Wikiexpedition participants (without Railways Expedition)

Wow Tomas, this is such a great project!! I wish you lovely trips in Poland this summer!

Looking at the page where one might sign up, I think it would be great to have it in at least English as well.

+1 to Sophie, an english version on the pl.wp would be nice.

@Sophie Österberg, Rui Miruel
en and pl versions are here:
http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiekspedycja_kolejowa_2013/przygotowania
This is the right link. And main: http://pl.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiekspedycja_kolejowa_2013

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Hello everyone! I’m Fede, from Italy. I am a big fan of Poland, I study polish of my own, I have many pen pal friends from all over the country! I can’t loose this opportunity to travel there, but I don’t even understand how I have to do to join the project… Could anyone help me, please? Is there any selection that I have to pass, or I have only to send my request and they will take me for sure?
Bardzo Dziękuję :))