Hel Military Railway
Hel Key Facts
- Gauge: 600mm
- Operating Length: 1km
- Status: Operating
Photographs copyright © Chris White, reproduced with thanks.
The Hel military narrow gauge railway operates within the museum of coastal defence just north of the town of Hel. The railway has an operating length of approximately 1km and takes visitors from artillery emplacement B2 (Bruno) to artillery emplacement 3 (Caesar), and also, from May 2013, from artillery emplacement 3 to the ammunition storage magazines. Tickets cost 9zł. There is a small railway museum at the far end of the line.
In 2015, the railway operates on weekends and public holidays in May and June and daily from 15 June to 10 September, during the opening hours of the museum (May 10am - 5pm, June 10am - 6pm, July/August 10am - 7pm, September 10am - 5pm). The railway can operate at other times for organised groups, please telephone Marcin Przybysz, mobile number 603 650 536.
The Hel military railway will take part in Museum Night on Saturday 16 May 2015, 5pm - 10pm, see the event page on Facebook.
- The Museum of Coastal Defence - main page in English
- Military narrow gauge railway at The Museum of Coastal Defence
- Military discussion forum - showing photos and a map of the Hel military railway lines, past and present
- The Hel military railway on Wikimapia
YouTube Video - Special train on the Hel military railway on 11 September 1999: