Category: Photos

Travels 2017 – Part I (Ukraine in April: Kiev to Poltava)

Having done the Western parts of Ukraine in 2016 we were heading East this time. By car from Kiev to Charkiw and then South ending up in Odessa. As usual we visited all the systems en-route, both trams and trolleybuses. We knew we were coming back in June with big group so we used this Read More

“Atlas Editions” Tram Models (and Others)

For some time now Atlas Editions from Switerland (owned by an Italian company) is offering – by subscription only (!) – H0 tram models from around the world. The models are fairly well done (but various errors have been found by experts!) and the models are for display only – i.e. they do not have Read More

Travels 2016 – Part XI (Belgrade, Sarajevo, Moldova/Transnistria & Iasi to Bucharest)

This trip started with flights to Belgrade and then to Sarajevo. From there we were supposed to go to Kinishev via Bucharest but the first flight was delayed and we thus had to re-book via Istanbul. Moldova and Transnistria we did easily by bus (Marshrutka) – as far as Iasi. In Romania we rented a Read More

Modernised Konstal 105Na trams at Tramwaje Śląskie

Working on the photos I took during a recent visit to Katowice (and much of the rest of the network) I noticed that it is difficult to find a list of all the modernised cars currently operating there. So I made my own (originally to appear in the German language Blickpunkt Straßenbahn magazine – but Read More

Travels 2016 – Part X (Central Poland)

Łódź (Lodsch) – June Lutomiersk – June Konstantynów Łódzki – June Olsztyn (Allenstein) – June Mrozy -June Warszawa (Warsaw/Warschau) – June Read More

Travels 2016 – Part IX (Southern Poland & Germany)

Wrocław (Breslau) – June Kraków (Krakau) – June Katowice (Kattowitz) – June Bytom (Beuthen) – June Chorzów Batory (Königshütte-Bismarckhütte) – June Sosnowiec (Sosnowitz) – June Będzin (Bendzin) – June Czeladź – June June – Gołonóg (Dąbrowa Górnicza)/Bergenkirch (Dombrowa) (PL) Czestochowa (Tschenstochau) – June Hamburg – May Eberswalde – May Niederfinow – May Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VIII (Ukraine in March: Vinnytsia & Kiev)

More exploring in Vinnytsia. A fast intercity type train took us back to Kiev. Most other trains we used were of the old “long distance sleeping car types” (very uncomfortable to sit in) that all depart in the late evening. Our last day was spent again on the Eastern side of the Kiev system (an Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VII (Ukraine in March: Vinnytsia)

On to Vinnytsia (again by train). Here we chartered “historic” no. 1 (actually a German built Gotha car with a “new” body). Our second day there fell on a weekend und this meant: only Mirage type trams operating. day 18 – Вінниця/Winnyzja (Vinnytsia/Winniza) Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VI (Ukraine in March: Chernivtsi to Khmelnytskyi)

We reached Chernivtsi by train. Ternopil was a little more difficult to reach from there. We could have taken a Marshrutka but this would simply have taken too long. With the help of the transit company we managed to organize a taxi for early next morning that drove us 3 1/2 hours North (at a Read More

Travels 2016 – Part V (Ukraine in March: Lviv & Ivano-Frankivsk)

Two full days for Lviv. Afterwards we took an evening train to Ivano-Frankivsk. day 12 – Львів/L’viv (Lemberg/Lviv) – exploring the system day 13 – more of Львів/L’viv (Lemberg/Lviv) day 14 – Іва́но-Франкі́вськ (Ivano-Frankivsk – formerly Stanislau) Read More

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