Snow Everywhere In These Images
Poland in 1974 was a bleak, cold place. I remember visiting Warsaw, which had very lifeless buildings, the largest of which by decree was built by the Russians.
Back then photographing steam trains was a dangerous game, with my mates detained in Zagan for interrogation because they tried to photograph a railway station. Their film was exposed for that effort.
We spent 10 days in Poland and photographed a lot of steam trains, mostly in less than favourable weather.
It is fortunate that in recent times with superior photographic equipment and a friendly attitude towards steam train tourism, you can now take videos like the one at the end of this story.
Here is the excellent video taken late 2015