2007 with the Amercians

Recently I uploaded a selection of photos to Facebook I took on various charters (as the Americans call those private hires) that I organised for a group of friends from Cincinnati. I know not everybody is on Facebook … so here are the photos. A very small number of the images shown below are also included in our travels reports.

Bremen

Düsseldorf

Duisburg

Wuppertal and Solingen

Noleggio con Ventotto a Milano

Recently I uploaded a selection of photos to Facebook I took on various charters (as the Americans call those private hires) that I attended or organised (often for a gang of friends from Cincinnati). I know not everybody is on Facebook … so here are the photos. If you want to see more photos from Milano try this Facebook group run by Peter Ehrlich (he organised the early trips and attended many of the ones I ran when I took over from him). My photos were uploaded to his group page. A very small number of the images shown below are also included in our travels reports.

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2004 – we used Ventotto 1503

I seem to have used some cheap slide film (unfortunately, there is a yellow tint visible and it was a very cloudy day). We also used „PCC“ 5137 but I have not scanned those slides yet.

2005 – we used „replica Edison“ 609

2006 – we used workscar 701

2007 – we used Ventotto 1966 (which still had a trolley pole then – but it was firmly tied down)

2007 – we had another charter that year using Vents 1503 and 1730 plus 609 and 701

2008 – we used Ventotto 1723 (I have also included some photos taken on our interurban travels posted to another Facebook group)

2009 – we used Ventotto 1757 – one of the first regular cars that got repainted into the white & yellow livery (I have also included some photos taken on our interurban travels posted to another Facebook group)

2010 – we used Ventotto 1503 plus 609 and 701 plus trolleybus 548 (I have also included some photos taken on our interurban travels posted to another Facebook group)

2007 trip to California

I recently uploaded some images I took in 2007 to my Facebook page. I know not everybody is on Facebook … so here are the photos: click to enlarge…

San Francisco

Western Railway Museum – Rio Vista

Portland

New Trams for Łódź

The first new PESA „Swing“ 122NaL vehicles are now in service on line 10. Bartosz Stępień has kindly sent us a few images:

Olechów during the „premiere ride“ (23.12.2015)

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Wyszyńskiego loop (25.12.2015)

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More vehicles will be delivered soon (22 in total have been ordered). 1578-1581 have arrived so far and the first 3 are in service.

Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part II

December – Bergen (NO) – actually taken north of Hamburg (DE) at a motorway rest area

2015-12-12-10-13-56-p1210754

2015-12-12-10-12-58-p1210732

December – Skjoldenaesholm Museum (DK)

2015-12-12-14-01-20-p1210810

2015-12-13-09-20-05-p1220174

2015-12-13-09-09-04-p1220127

2015-12-12-15-50-11-p1220053

2015-12-12-15-32-21-p1220019

2015-12-12-15-06-06-p1210959

2015-12-12-14-18-05-p1210864

2015-12-12-14-12-37-p1210822

December – Szczecin (PL)

2015-12-08-13-00-36-p1210711

2015-12-08-12-23-05-p1210627

2015-12-08-12-17-12-p1210596

2015-12-08-12-16-45-p1210591

2015-12-08-11-30-53-p1210524

2015-12-08-10-59-08-p1210480

2015-12-08-10-53-25-p1210444

2015-12-08-10-50-16-p1210439

2015-12-08-10-17-35-p1210398

2015-12-08-09-57-23-p1210375

2015-12-08-09-52-55-p1210363

December – Gdansk (PL)

2015-12-07-11-26-57-p1210024

2015-12-07-11-27-20-p1210030

2015-12-07-11-29-00-p1210038

2015-12-07-11-33-37-p1210058

2015-12-07-11-33-58-p1210066

2015-12-07-11-35-58-p1210086

2015-12-07-11-37-26-p1210093

2015-12-07-11-52-42-p1210159

2015-12-07-11-59-44-p1210183

2015-12-07-13-17-33-p1210341

2015-12-07-13-16-54-p1210334

2015-12-07-12-19-10-p1210314

2015-12-07-12-18-47-p1210306

2015-12-07-12-18-00-p1210296

2015-12-07-12-17-11-p1210285

2015-12-07-12-14-05-p1210273

2015-12-07-12-11-20-p1210251

2015-12-07-12-08-57-p1210236

December – Elblang (PL)

2015-12-06-14-17-33-p1200846

2015-12-06-14-30-36-p1200870

2015-12-06-14-36-41-p1200887

2015-12-06-14-47-13-p1200915

2015-12-06-14-54-04-p1200939

2015-12-06-14-55-14-p1200957

December – Olsztyn (PL)

2015-12-06-11-58-00-p1200837

2015-12-06-10-54-09-p1200549

December – Grudziadz (PL)

2015-12-05-14-10-44-p1200363

2015-12-05-14-08-53-p1200353

2015-12-05-14-13-09-p1200365

2015-12-05-14-31-04-p1200403

2015-12-05-14-21-20-p1200391

2015-12-05-14-19-11-p1200381

December – Torun (PL)

2015-12-05-11-48-26-p1200113

2015-12-05-12-00-07-p1200121

2015-12-05-12-16-27-p1200145

2015-12-05-12-20-09-p1200153

2015-12-05-12-21-10-p1200173

2015-12-05-12-27-10-p1200204

2015-12-05-12-33-36-p1200221

2015-12-05-12-49-36-p1200281

2015-12-05-13-19-36-p1200329

October/November – Lodz (PL)

0509 czment

0509 zgierz

0522 piotrkowska

0525 wlokn

1071 czment

1446 czment

1521 wlokn

1522 czment

1804 czment 2

1804 czment

2356 czment

2499 czerwona

polnoczna

September – Vienna / Wien (AT)

2015-09-26-18-04-30b 2015-09-26-19-09-11 2015-09-27-10-36-43b 2015-09-27-15-13-57b

September – Jeske Budejovice / Budweis (CZ)

2015-09-26-12-58-18a 2015-09-26-13-30-34a

September – Plzen / Pilsen (CZ)

2015-09-26-09-51-06 2015-09-26-09-57-36a 2015-09-26-10-13-31b 2015-09-26-10-14-05c 2015-09-26-10-22-39a 2015-09-26-10-27-51a 2015-09-26-10-35-47a 2015-09-26-10-48-48

September – Berlin (DE)

2015-09-18-14-00-25b 2015-09-18-14-01-56a 2015-09-18-14-05-57

September – Praha / Prag (CZ)

2015-09-20-15-11-33a

2015-09-20-14-15-52a

2015-09-20-13-59-47b

2015-09-20-12-13-31b

2015-09-19-17-59-35b

2015-09-19-17-28-55a

2015-09-19-16-48-30c

2015-09-19-15-21-33b

2015-09-19-13-07-36b

2015-09-19-12-59-16b

2015-09-19-12-16-01

2015-09-19-12-15-17b

2015-09-19-12-10-49b

2015-09-19-11-59-14b

2015-09-19-11-40-25b

2015-09-19-11-02-06d

2015-09-19-10-30-04b

2015-09-19-10-07-27b

September – Utrecht (NL)

2015-09-10-05-49-08a

2015-09-10-05-44-38c

2015-09-10-05-41-10b

September – Antwerpen (BE)

2015-09-10-12-57-48a

2015-09-10-11-47-26b

2015-09-10-11-06-54c

2015-09-10-09-54-42a

2015-09-10-08-38-36c

2015-09-10-07-50-02d

2015-09-10-07-43-18c

2015-09-10-06-22-36 danny

2015-09-10-06-21-26 danny

2015-09-10-01-33-10e

2015-09-10-01-20-00b

2015-09-10-01-18-42a

2015-09-10-01-18-30b

2015-09-10-01-18-10

2015-09-10-01-15-30a

2015-09-10-01-19-42

2015-09-10-01-18-34b

September – Charleroi (Gosselies) (BE)

2015-09-09-05-25-10e

2015-09-09-03-29-12b

2015-09-09-04-57-40a

2015-09-09-04-50-56c

2015-09-09-04-31-30b

2015-09-09-03-53-46d

2015-09-09-03-37-02b

September – Nancy (FR)

2015-09-08-12-16-18 danny

2015-09-08-07-47-06b

2015-09-08-07-19-20c

2015-09-08-12-16-18 danny 2

2015-09-08-07-10-20c

2015-09-08-07-04-36a

September – Saarbrücken (DE)

2015-09-09-11-37-50a

2015-09-09-10-10-24

2015-09-09-09-49-16c

2015-09-09-09-48-40

September – Schaffhausen (CH)

2015-09-08-09-23-00c

2015-09-08-09-00-40f

2015-09-08-02-24-18 danny

September – Oensingen–Balsthal-Bahn „OeBB“ (CH)

2015-09-08-02-09-28c

2015-09-08-02-02-00a

2015-09-08-02-19-30b

2015-09-08-02-08-20a

2015-09-08-02-06-10a

2015-09-08-01-55-04b

2015-09-08-01-54-40d

September – Waldenburgerbahn (CH)

2015-09-08-08-55-12 danny

2015-09-08-08-14-24 danny

2015-09-08-03-52-42c

2015-09-08-03-01-14a

2015-09-08-03-01-34b

2015-09-08-02-57-54b

September – BDWM Transport : Bremgarten-Dietikon-Bahn „BD“ & Wohlen-Meisterschwanden-Bahn „WM“ (CH)

2015-09-07-10-48-56b

2015-09-07-10-27-42a

2015-09-07-10-12-52b

2015-09-07-10-13-10

September – AAR bus+bahn : Wynen- und Suhrentalbahn „WSB“ (CH)

2015-09-08-12-56-42

2015-09-08-12-56-24a

2015-09-08-12-47-24d

2015-09-08-12-34-20c

2015-09-08-12-27-10c

2015-09-08-11-43-04a

2015-09-08-11-40-26a

September – SBB : Seetalbahn (CH)

2015-09-08-10-42-32b

2015-09-08-03-46-04 danny

September – Zürich (CH)

2015-09-07-01-00-40b

2015-09-07-01-04-44f

2015-09-07-01-07-08c

2015-09-07-12-53-14d

2015-09-07-12-57-40a

September – Zürich : Forchbahn „FB“ (CH)

2015-09-07-01-59-00d

2015-09-07-02-07-04a

2015-09-07-02-08-14c

2015-09-07-02-12-28a

September – Zürich : Sihltal-Zürich-Uetliberg-Bahn „SZU“ (CH)

2015-09-07-12-28-38a

2015-09-07-12-20-04b

2015-09-07-12-12-18a

2015-09-07-12-05-36a

2015-09-07-12-04-54b

2015-09-07-12-03-14b

2015-09-07-11-50-26a

2015-09-07-11-57-32a

September – Verkehrshaus Luzern (CH)

2015-09-07-05-13-52a

2015-09-07-04-57-36b

2015-09-07-04-56-16b

2015-09-07-04-29-36

2015-09-07-04-28-52b

2015-09-07-04-23-14

2015-09-07-04-20-38b

2015-09-07-04-20-06c

2015-09-07-04-18-40a

2015-09-07-04-15-10b

2015-09-07-04-13-56a

2015-09-07-04-09-26b

2015-09-07-04-07-40b

2015-09-07-04-05-58

2015-09-07-04-00-28c

September – Luzern (CH)

2015-09-07-06-59-00e

2015-09-07-06-50-52c

2015-09-07-06-46-16a

2015-09-07-06-18-28a

2015-09-07-05-33-50a

2015-09-07-05-17-46a

2015-09-07-07-24-32b

September – Basel (CH)

2015-09-06-12-06-46c

2015-09-06-11-41-34a

2015-09-06-11-34-52a

2015-09-06-11-26-28a

2015-09-06-11-05-12d

2015-09-06-10-27-20c

2015-09-06-10-22-32a

2015-09-06-05-19-56b

2015-09-06-04-21-42b

2015-09-06-03-49-40

2015-09-06-01-47-26

2015-09-06-01-35-50b

2015-09-06-01-24-44b

2015-09-06-01-23-42b

2015-09-06-01-20-20c

September – Appenzeller Bahnen : Bergbahn Rheineck–Walzenhausen „RhW“ (CH)

2015-09-02-11-20-48d

2015-09-02-11-23-14d

2015-09-02-11-22-46d

September – Appenzeller Bahnen : Trogenerbahn „TB“ (CH)

2015-09-02-01-42-12b

2015-09-02-02-55-42a

September – Appenzeller Bahnen : St. Gallen–Gais–Appenzell–Altstätten-Bahn „SGA“ (CH)

2015-09-02-01-50-46e

2015-09-02-01-54-30a

2015-09-02-03-51-26c

2015-09-02-03-59-24

2015-09-02-04-01-04c

2015-09-02-04-01-26

2015-09-02-04-10-10b

September – Sankt Gallen (CH)

2015-09-02-12-54-46b

2015-09-02-12-41-22b

2015-09-02-12-31-26a

2015-09-02-01-52-44b

2015-09-02-01-34-38c

September – Winterthur (CH)

2015-09-02-07-02-00b

2015-09-02-07-07-10a

September – Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn „FW“ (CH)

2015-09-02-06-05-28f

2015-09-02-06-01-12d

2015-09-02-05-12-48a

September – Bern (CH)

2015-09-03-12-57-10a

2015-09-03-12-45-52a

2015-09-03-12-38-38c

2015-09-03-11-56-04a

2015-09-03-11-50-46b

2015-09-03-11-46-04a

2015-09-03-11-43-12b

2015-09-03-11-30-10d

2015-09-03-11-28-40c

2015-09-03-02-06-54a

2015-09-03-02-04-40b

2015-09-03-01-26-36b

2015-09-03-01-25-26b

2015-09-03-01-24-20a

September – Regionalverkehr Bern–Solothurn „RBS“ : Bern – Worb (CH)

2015-09-03-10-55-44b

2015-09-03-10-54-20a

2015-09-03-02-09-30a

September – Regionalverkehr Bern–Solothurn „RBS“ : Worblaufen – Solothurn / Worb Dorf (CH)

2015-09-03-10-48-02a

2015-09-03-09-49-18a

2015-09-03-09-48-26b

September – Biel (CH)

2015-09-03-04-18-42

2015-09-03-04-22-16b

2015-09-03-04-22-52d

2015-09-03-04-30-38c

2015-09-03-04-37-38d

September – Aare Seeland mobil : Melchnau – Langenthal – Oensingen „OJB“ & Solothurn – Niederbipp „SNP“ (CH)

2015-09-03-09-42-30c

2015-09-03-09-10-52a

2015-09-03-09-09-24d

2015-09-03-09-06-26b

September – Transports Publics Neuchâtelois „trans N“ : La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)

2015-09-03-07-26-18a

2015-09-03-07-26-02d

September – Transports Publics Neuchâtelois „trans N“ : La Chaux-de-Fonds – Les Ponts-de-Martel & Le Locle – Les Brenets (CH)

2015-09-03-06-01-28b

2015-09-03-07-08-24c

September – Geneve/Genf (CH)

2015-09-04-10-09-56f

2015-09-04-10-08-18b

2015-09-04-10-06-12e

2015-09-04-10-03-34b

2015-09-04-09-59-48d

2015-09-04-09-41-20

2015-09-04-09-39-16a

2015-09-04-09-35-24a

2015-09-04-09-17-48c

September – SNCF Saint-Gervais – Vallorcine – Le Châtelard (FR)

2015-09-04-01-03-32c

2015-09-04-01-09-28e

2015-09-04-01-10-00b

September – Chamonix: Chemin de fer du Montenvers (FR)

2015-09-04-01-12-04a

2015-09-04-01-18-22c

2015-09-04-01-21-30b

2015-09-04-01-21-42e

2015-09-04-01-27-18c

September – Transports de Martigny et Régions : Martigny-Châtelard-Bahn „MC“ (CH)

2015-09-04-02-23-56c

2015-09-04-03-12-42b

September – Transports Publics du Chablais „TPC“ : Bex–Villars–Bretaye-Bahn „BVB“ (CH)

2015-09-04-03-48-22a

2015-09-04-03-49-56d

2015-09-04-03-51-18c

2015-09-04-04-18-36a

2015-09-04-04-23-10a

2015-09-04-04-23-46b

2015-09-04-04-25-52c

2015-09-04-04-32-22b

2015-09-04-07-33-48e

2015-09-04-07-22-48a

2015-09-04-07-21-08b

2015-09-04-06-55-14c

September – Transports Publics du Chablais „TPC“ : Aigle–Leysin-Bahn „AL“ & Aigle–Ollon–Monthey–Champéry-Bahn „AOMC“ & Aigle–Sépey–Diablerets-Bahn „ASD“ (CH)

2015-09-04-06-16-20a

2015-09-04-06-09-38a

2015-09-04-06-07-44b

2015-09-04-05-51-16c

2015-09-04-05-48-46b

2015-09-04-05-41-42c

2015-09-04-05-33-08a

2015-09-04-05-30-30a

2015-09-04-05-14-36a

2015-09-04-05-09-10

2015-09-04-05-08-20

2015-09-04-05-07-02a

2015-09-04-04-58-44a

September – Transports Publics Neuchâtelois „trans N“ : Neuchatel/Neuenburg (CH)

2015-09-05-12-36-42b

2015-09-05-12-34-36c

2015-09-05-12-28-06a

2015-09-05-12-14-12c

2015-09-05-12-11-44a

2015-09-05-12-09-46

2015-09-05-10-59-14b

2015-09-05-10-58-50b

2015-09-05-10-57-50a

2015-09-05-10-48-04a

2015-09-05-10-38-40b

2015-09-05-10-38-28c

September – TRAVYS : Chemin de fer Yverdon–Ste-Croix „YSteC“ (CH)

2015-09-05-09-48-44b

2015-09-05-09-46-16a

2015-09-05-09-10-50a

2015-09-05-09-01-12

2015-09-05-08-37-24d

2015-09-05-08-17-20

2015-09-05-08-09-24

September – TRAVYS : Chemin de fer Orbe-Chavornay „OC“ (CH)

2015-09-05-01-21-34a

2015-09-05-01-21-50c

2015-09-05-01-29-56

2015-09-05-01-38-06c

2015-09-05-01-52-06b

September – Museumsbahn Blonay – Chamby „BC“ (CH)

2015-09-05-03-22-44

2015-09-05-03-26-28a

2015-09-05-03-57-50a

2015-09-05-03-58-22b

2015-09-05-04-02-06a

2015-09-05-04-03-38a

2015-09-05-04-05-30a

2015-09-05-04-06-22c

2015-09-05-04-08-30a

2015-09-05-04-08-44a

2015-09-05-04-09-50b

2015-09-05-04-17-00

2015-09-05-04-22-14f

2015-09-05-10-33-52 danny

September – Chemin de fer Montreux Oberland bernois „MOB“ (CH)

2015-09-05-02-51-00c

2015-09-05-02-51-52a

September – Transports Montreux–Vevey–Riviera : Vevey – Saint-Légier – Blonay – Les Pléiades „CEV“ (CH)

2015-09-05-03-12-52b

2015-09-05-03-04-52

2015-09-05-03-19-14b

September – Linz (AT)

2015-09-01-07-58-04b

2015-09-01-07-34-20d

2015-09-01-07-21-16b

August – AKN Eisenbahn (DE)

2015-08-15-14-43-27a

2015-08-15-13-12-01d

2015-08-15-12-45-57c

2015-08-15-16-10-10b

August – Braunschweig (DE)

2015-08-20-15-03-33a

2015-08-20-14-47-29b

August – Staßfurt (DE)

2015-08-20-17-57-37b

2015-08-20-17-55-17b

August – Stern & Hafferl Linzer Lokalbahn & Lokalbahn Neumarkt-Waizenkirchen-Peuerbach : Linz – Eferding – Waizenkirchen – Peuerbach / Neumarkt-Kallham (AT)

2015-08-21-15-12-12

2015-08-21-15-17-34a

2015-08-21-15-21-55b

2015-08-21-13-06-45c

2015-08-21-13-02-58b

2015-08-21-12-33-00a

2015-08-21-12-24-03c

August – Neufelden (AT)

2015-08-21-14-20-47b

2015-08-21-14-22-58a

2015-08-21-14-19-36b

2015-08-21-14-18-43a

August – Sankt Florian (AT)

2015-08-21-17-10-12a

2015-08-21-17-10-32b

2015-08-21-17-11-30

2015-08-21-17-21-42a

2015-08-21-17-43-59b

August – Ried an der Riedmark (AT)

2015-08-21-16-29-44c

2015-08-21-16-29-19a

August – Stern & Hafferl Vorchdorferbahn : Lambach – Vorchdorf (AT)

2015-08-22-09-03-10c

2015-08-22-09-16-30c

2015-08-22-09-50-55b

2015-08-22-08-55-33b

2015-08-22-10-13-07

2015-08-22-10-43-57b

2015-08-22-10-44-30c

August – Stern & Hafferl Traunseebahn : Vorchdorf – Gmunden (AT)

2015-08-22-10-54-50c

2015-08-22-10-53-29a

2015-08-22-09-01-39a

2015-08-22-08-53-17c

2015-08-22-08-49-20

August – Stern & Hafferl : Gmunden (AT)

2015-08-22-13-12-01a

2015-08-22-12-48-07c

2015-08-22-12-35-33c

2015-08-22-12-24-03b

2015-08-22-12-18-22b

2015-08-22-12-11-16b

2015-08-22-11-31-32c

2015-08-22-01-34-30

2015-08-22-01-21-24a

August – Stern & Hafferl Attergaubahn : Attersee am Attersee – Vöcklamarkt (AT)

2015-08-22-00-00-00c

2015-08-22-00-00-00b

2015-08-22-00-00-00a

August – NÖVOG Mariazellerbahn : Sankt Pölten – Mariazell (AT)

2015-08-22-00-00-00e

2015-08-22-00-00-00d

2015-08-22-06-53-38

2015-08-26-06-35-48 danny (Daniel Joseph Photo)

August – Wien : Siemens-Werk (AT) – Veröffentlichung mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Siemens AG

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2015-08-26-11-29-06a

2015-08-26-11-12-38c

2015-08-26-11-06-52

August – Wien (AT)

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2015-08-25-02-33-36a

2015-08-25-02-35-20a

2015-08-25-02-36-08c

2015-08-25-02-57-16c

2015-08-25-03-11-44a

2015-08-25-03-38-28c

2015-08-25-03-42-42

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2015-08-26-05-46-44b

2015-08-26-05-51-36a

2015-08-26-06-25-16c

2015-08-26-07-10-24c

2015-08-27-01-49-42c

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2015-08-27-11-32-54b

2015-08-27-11-21-42b

2015-08-27-11-08-26b

2015-08-27-10-27-18b

2015-08-27-10-15-24b

2015-08-27-09-49-48c

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2015-08-23-00-00-00d

2015-08-23-00-00-00c

2015-08-23-10-43-56

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2015-08-23-01-06-46

2015-08-25-04-28-14 danny

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2015-08-23-10-38-54

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2015-08-23-05-05-02 danny

August – Wien : Liliputbahn Prater (AT)

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2015-08-23-01-27-34b

2015-08-23-00-00-00a

2015-08-23-02-16-10

2015-08-23-02-13-56a

August – Wien : Lokalbahn Wien – Baden (AT)

2015-08-24-00-00-00e

2015-08-24-00-00-00d

2015-08-24-00-00-00c

2015-08-24-00-00-00b

2015-08-24-00-00-00a

2015-08-24-11-11-08b

2015-08-27-02-39-16b

August – Mödling : Stadtverkehrsmuseum (AT)

2015-08-23-00-00-00b

2015-08-23-04-00-58

2015-08-23-05-45-08

2015-08-23-04-00-52a

2015-08-23-04-26-20a

August – Schwechat : Eisenbahnmuseum (AT)

2015-08-26-01-22-42a

2015-08-26-01-16-52a

2015-08-26-01-28-18a

2015-08-26-02-58-58a

2015-08-26-01-14-12a

August – Bratislava/Preßburg (SK)

2015-08-28-03-06-54

2015-08-28-02-36-40

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2015-08-28-02-29-10

2015-08-28-04-08-18a

2015-08-28-01-22-42b

2015-08-28-01-11-14a

2015-08-28-01-08-38b

2015-08-29-01-03-56a

2015-08-29-01-24-16b

2015-08-29-03-34-36

2015-08-29-04-01-20

2015-08-29-11-00-54b

2015-08-29-11-02-46

2015-08-29-11-04-16c

2015-08-29-12-15-44a

2015-08-28-11-52-18a

2015-08-28-11-41-38a

2015-08-28-11-01-48

2015-08-28-10-06-38c

2015-08-28-10-05-32a

2015-08-28-10-02-32

2015-08-28-10-01-10a

2015-08-28-09-16-06

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2015-08-28-08-33-34a

2015-08-28-08-32-42c

August – Trencianske Tepla/Trentschin Tepla – Trencianske Teplice/Trentschinteplitz (SK)

2015-08-30-03-09-58

2015-08-30-10-00-48

2015-08-30-10-13-40b Kopie

2015-08-30-10-21-04a

August – Zilina/Silein (SK)

2015-08-30-04-50-36

2015-08-30-12-53-48

2015-08-30-12-10-58

2015-08-30-11-46-48a

2015-08-30-11-45-54b

2015-08-30-11-45-32b

2015-08-30-01-22-44a

2015-08-30-01-07-08c

August – Poprad/Deutschendorf – Stary Smokovec/Altschmecks – Strbske Pleso/Tschirmer See / Tatranska Lominca/Tatralomnitz (SK)

2015-08-30-03-29-20b

2015-08-30-03-38-08a

2015-08-30-03-44-40

2015-08-30-03-44-48

2015-08-30-06-12-50c

2015-08-30-06-22-04b

2015-08-30-06-25-00a

2015-08-30-06-36-12a

2015-08-30-06-49-18a

2015-08-30-07-02-40b

2015-08-30-07-17-48

August – Strbske Pleso/Tschirmer See – Strba/Tschirm (SK)

2015-09-01-10-12-12b

2015-09-01-10-09-14

August – Presov/Preschau (SK)

2015-09-01-08-09-42a

2015-09-01-08-08-40d

2015-09-01-07-58-30

2015-08-31-08-55-56b

2015-08-31-08-14-58

2015-08-31-09-02-06d

August – Kosice/Kaschau (SK)

2015-08-31-12-56-00b

2015-08-31-11-19-52b

2015-08-31-11-19-16b

2015-08-31-11-14-32

2015-08-31-11-05-10a

2015-08-31-10-55-22a

2015-08-31-10-41-26a

2015-08-31-10-38-18b

2015-08-31-10-36-16c

2015-08-31-02-38-16

2015-08-31-02-52-32c Kopie

2015-08-31-03-33-22d

2015-08-31-10-27-42b

2015-08-31-10-29-48b

2015-08-31-10-30-44a

2015-08-31-10-34-46

2015-08-31-10-35-08a

2015-08-31-02-18-20a

2015-08-31-01-02-32b

2015-08-31-01-01-00a

2015-08-31-01-00-36a

2015-08-31-01-20-20a

August – Banska Bystrica/Neusohl (SK)

2015-09-01-12-56-10b

2015-09-01-12-54-04a

2015-09-01-12-51-06b Kopie

2015-09-01-01-51-24c

2015-09-01-01-00-02b

Olsztyn Tramway First Public Rides : Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part VI

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On December 6 MPK Olsztyn opened its doors to the public to show the new Kołobrzeska tramway depot (which is incorporated into the existing bus depot, though the tram entrance is in Towarowa) and the new trams. Two trams offered public rides from depot to the junction at the railway station (but not letting people on or off away from the depot). Thousands crammed onto the trams. The depot is quite a way away from the station and this event offered a rare chance to ride trams on these non-revenue tracks in Dworcowa and Towarowa streets and also take photos.

Kołobrzeska depot

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Towarowa street

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Dworcowa street (Bahnhofstraße)

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PKP railway station stop (in plac Konstytucji 3 Maja) and adjacent terminus (Lubelska)

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The original system (opened in 1907) closed in 1965. There was also a trolleybus network from 1939 to 1971. There is a nice map on sharemap.org showing both the new tram network and the old lines.

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"Helmuts" in Lodz (Update)

Lodz is one of my favorite travel destination these days. The „Helmut“ cars (this is the local nickname for all ex West German cars that went to Poland) are of special interest to me. Unfortunately, the wounding-down of the Lodz interurban tram companies MKT and TP in 2012 resulted in the scrapping of a number of these second hand mostly Duewag built cars. Fortunately, some remain (not all in service and MPK scrapped a few recently) and here is an overview (this post originally appeared in late 2014 and has been brought up-to-date):

The cars are listed as follows (by fleet number carried):

fleet number
original operator (successive operators in brackets)
builder & date built (series)
remarks

All cars (except the ex Bielefeld M8C(N)s and works car 92002) are currently stationed at Telefoniczna (no. 1 – this number was taken over from the old Tramwajowa depot which was closed and now acts as the main workshops but is scheduled to be replaced by a new facility) tram depot and many carry a 1xxx number. The first digit of the fleet number in Lodz always donates the depot. Most of the cars taken over by MPK from MKT and TP clash with already existing Konstal cars of the same number and thus the leading digit is omitted there. The M8C cars at Chocianowice (no. 2 – originally no. 3 but re-numbered when Dabrowskiego depot closed a few years ago) also do not have the depot number as the first digit of the fleet number. All the M8C cars will be rebuilt with a low-floor centre section soon (MPK has started with the first car in 2014 – there is even talk about rebuilding the M6S cars accordingly later) and the „new“ M8CN cars get a new number. Workscars have a 5 digit number and the first digit donates the depot (not all cars are numbered correctly – this unfortunately seems to be long-standing tradition in Lodz!) followed by a 2xxx number; 92xxx donates cars allocated to Tramwajowa workshops or the permanent way/workscar depot which is almost opposite of the now demolished Dabrowskiego depot). So whenever a tram is moved (allocated) from one depot to another only the first digit of the fleet number changes (this has been done a lot with the remaining Konstal cars).

81 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #69 then GT8ZR #89 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #81 with new centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #805, MKT GT8ZR #81)
Duewag 1959/60
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000081-12

86 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #64 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #86 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #811, MKT GT8ZR #86)
Duewag 1959/60
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000086-13

149 GT8
Ludwigshafen #149, MKT #149)
Duewag 1962-67
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000149-30

202 GT8
Freiburg #202 (MKT #202)
Duewag 1971-72
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
202a

301 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #301 (MKT #301)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000301-09

302 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #302 (MKT #302)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000302-08

316 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #316 (MKT #316)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000316-03c

324 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #324 (MKT #324)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000324-18

327 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #327 (MKT #327)
Duewag 1976-77
stored
171-110-000327-04

328 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #328 (MKT #328)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000328-05

506 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #363 later Mannheim GT6 #363 later Mannheim GT8N #506 (MKT #506)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000506-05

509 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #373 later Mannheim GT6 #373 later Mannheim GT8N #509 (MKT #509)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000509-10a

511 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #376 later Mannheim GT6 #376 later Mannheim GT8N #511 (MKT #511)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000511-18

513 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #384 later Mannheim GT6 #384 later Mannheim GT8N #513 (MKT #513)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000513-03

514 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #387 later Mannheim GT6 #387 later Mannheim GT8N #514 (MKT #514)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000514-09

515 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #388 later Mannheim GT6 #388 later Mannheim GT8N #515 (MKT #515)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000515-05

522 M8C
Bielefeld #522
Duewag 1982
171-110-000522-03

523 M8C
Bielefeld #523
Duewag 1982
171-110-000523-04

525 M8C
Bielefeld #525
Duewag 1982
171-110-000525-15

526 M8C
Bielefeld #526
Duewag 1982
171-110-000526-02a

528 M8C
Bielefeld #528
Duewag 1982
currently undergoing modernisation to M8CN
171-110-000528-01

529 M8C
Bielefeld #529
Duewag 1982
171-110-000529-04a

530 M8C
Bielefeld #530
Duewag 1983
2014-08-30-10-34-59a

531 M8C
Bielefeld #531
Duewag 1983
171-110-000531-02

532 M8C
Bielefeld #532
Duewag 1983
171-110-000532-07

533 M8C
Bielefeld #533
Duewag 1983
171-110-000533-04

534 M8C
Bielefeld #534
Duewag 1983
171-110-000534-03

536 M8C
Bielefeld #536
Duewag 1983
stored
171-110-000536-10

537 M8C
Bielefeld #537
Duewag 1983
171-110-000537-07

1038 GT6
Bielefeld GT6 #255 later Bielefeld GT8 #805 (Innsbruck GT6 #38, MKT GT6 #38)
Duewag 1957-63
171-110-000038-09

1042 GT6
Bielefeld #827
Duewag 1957-63 (MPK #4042, TP #42)
now retired and stored at Brus museum depot – sister car TP #47 scrapped
171-110-000042-62a

1071 GT6
Mannheim #423 (Grudziadz #71, TP #71)
Duewag 1964
171-110-000071-34

1072 GT6
Mannheim #425 (Grudziadz #72, TP #72)
Duewag 1964
171-110-000072-15a

1074 GT6
Hagen GT6ZR #70 (Wuerzburg GT6 #270, Grudziadz GT6 #74, TP GT6 #74)
Duewag 1962
recently scrapped – sister 1075′ scrapped after accident (which happened on first day of service with MPK)
171-110-000074-18

1075″ GT6
Bielefeld GT6 #243 later Bielefeld GT8 #843 later Bielefeld GT8 #813 (Innsbruck GT6 #40, MKT GT6 #40)
Duewag 1957-63
sold to scrap man by MKT but swapped with accident victim 1075′ and thus re-activated
171-110-000075-11

1077 GT6ZR
Hagen #78 (Wuerzburg #278, Grudziadz #77, TP #77)
Duewag 1962/63
recently scrapped
171-110-000077-17

1078 GT6ZR
Hagen #81 (Wuerzburg #281, Grudziadz #78, TP #78 but never used in service)
Duewag 1962/63
recently scrapped
171-110-000078-13a

1084 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #64 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #84 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #813, MKT GT8ZR #84)
Duewag 1959/60
first stored but now re-activated for service
171-110-000084-10

1085 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #65 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #85 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #810, MKT GT8ZR #85)
Duewag 1959/60
171-110-000085-23a

1147 GT6
Ludwigshafen #147, MKT #147)
Duewag 1962-67
sister car #123 scrapped
171-110-000147-16a

1512 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #434 later Ludwigshafen GT6 #146 later Mannheim GT8N #509 later Helsinki GT8N #163
Duewag 1964
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1519 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #366 later Ludwigshafen GT6 #146 later Mannheim GT8N #507 later Helsinki GT8N #165
Duewag 1962
lars-richter-lodz-1519-2014-09-01-10-22-59

1521 GT8N
Mannheim GT6 #429 later Mannheim GT8N #519 later Helsinki GT8N #162
Duewag 1964
most recent addition to the fleet1521 wlokn

1522 GT8N
Mannheim GT6 #354 later Mannheim GT8N #503 later Helsinki GT8N #164
Duewag 1962
most recent addition to the fleet
1522 czment2499 M8CN ex 521 M8C

Bielefeld #521
Duewag 1982
rebuilt by MPK
2499 czerwona

92002 GT6ZR „works car“
Bielefeld #509 (rebuilt in Bielefeld with front ends of GT6 #830 and #839)
Duewag 1960
171-110-092002-02

Re-Opening of „Trasa W-Z“ in Lodz : Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part V

On October 31st the important East-West route was re-opened after two years of complete rebuilding. In the East the line was also extended (to Olechow). MPK celebrated this event with a display of some trams (including many of the historic fleet) on the Friday (30th) and free rides on Saturday/Sunday (without any historic trams). During the first days there were various problems mainly with pantographs getting wrecked by the new overhead wires but also with the power supply. A big feature of the line is a grand new central interchange near Piotrkowska with a very colourful roof. Line 10 runs along the whole length of the W-Z route. All lines going south now use new track in Piotrkowska (this short stretch had been abandoned in the 1950s) with the old way via Zwirki (avoiding the new hub) being kept for emergencies.

1206 wysz

1264 dell

1354 centrum

1448 centrum

1606 olechow

1708 kaliska

1816 wysz

1830 hetm

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2339 centrum

Konstal #2339 has just wrecked its pantograph entering the central interchange and runs into the station using the pantograph of the second car:

2339 centrum 3
Cityrunner #1203 sits (minus pantograph) in the new much smaller Bratislawska loop waiting to be pulled back to depot:

1203 bratysl

Paweł Kaźmierczak took the following images on the Friday: