Category: Poland

Lodz – Brus museum depot

At the end of April 2013 the tram club KMST (Klub Miłośników Starych Tramwajów) moved the historic cars from the closed ex MKT depot at Helenowek to the ex TP depot at Brus. Brus is now owned by the city of Lodz and there are hopes to re-open Brus as a proper transport museum in Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part II (The Fleet) – updated JUN-2014

This original posting from 2012 has been updated with a current fleet list (June 2014) only: (Photo: Pawel Kazmierczak) Much has happened in Lodz in 2012. We now only have one operator (MPK) and much of the interurban rolling stock has been scrapped. MPK absorbed parts of the MKT and TP fleets (those vehicles not Read More

Lodz – M8C private hire

On May 17th we chartered ex Bielefeld M8C #526 from MPK to go on the outer ends of interurban lines 41, ex 43bis (now 9) and 45 (now 16). The day started very wet but the time we reached Konstantynow the sun came out. Here are some images taken during the trip: Chochianowice depot 41 Read More

Workscars in Lodz

In this article we are presenting a current overview of the lodz workscar fleet. On overview (with more details) can also be found in our current fleet list (updated for January 2014) which can be downloaded here – this list includes the whole fleet, not just the workscars. The cars are shown here in numerical Read More

Bielefeld M8C cars in Lodz

MPK Lodz has now started to use the recently purchased Stadtbahn cars from Bielefeld (Germany) in force. They currently run only on lines Z1 and Z2 from Chocianowice depot. Line Z2 also sees (as a rush hour supplement) use of some of the ex Bochum-Gelsenkirchen M6C cars out of Telefoniczna depot. Here we see the Read More

Lodz (115 years of public transport) – part 1

On December 15th MPK Lodz and the tram club KMST celebrated the 115th birthday of public transport with a parade of trams. 9 trams representing the varied fleet of historic vehicles that MPK, KMST and also privat individual Tomasz Adamkiewicz own ran from Polnocna loop to KINO CHARLIE in Piotrkowska street. Various photo stops on the way and a Read More

Lodz (115 years of public transport) – part 2

outside KINO CHARLIE: Brus Museum: Also at Brus Museum was ex workscar 72012 (ex 2012 ex passenger car 294) of type 2N. This car was restored and on December 20th moved to plac Kościuszki in Konstantynow where it is now a monument. The car has no motors. A few more images taken around that weekend Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part I (Motor Cars)

This posting is from 2011 but it was recently updated: In late May 2011 I lead a party of 45 tram enthusiasts (open pdf file with group photo – taken from the Warsaw tram club website) for www.intraexpress.de in Poland. We visited the tram systems in Warsaw, Czestochowa and Lodz. We also saw the metro Read More

Tramwaje Szczecińskie – Workscars and Museum Fleet 2012

A recent visit to Stettin (in October 2012) allowed me to finish my long planned overview of the existing workscars and historic trams. Listed are all current workscars, the fleet on show in the new Technical Museum (most cars are on loan from the tram company) and all other preserved cars (including those unrestored ones Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part III (Video 803Na Farewell)

video taken on last day of the old cars (March 31st 2012) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhr5zWILjY&w=560&h=315] Read More

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