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)

Cairo Update (Spring 2014)

M. Farid has sent us the following update:

The line beyond Almaza depot has gone, as has the outer end of the Nozha/Sheraton line. The old line to Nasr City (branching off at Kolit Al Banat) that had been closed some years ago is now completely gone. As reported in our earlier updates the green interurban line to Abdou Al Aziz Fahmy goes actally beyond this old terminus to Alf Maskan Sq. (but keeps the old name). The red Nozha line now terminates at Al Kolia/Al Harbia. Here is a current map (with the Sawwah depot connection added):

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On the 3 non-interurban routes (only 4xxx and 60xx city cars are used) the following route numbers are in use:

  • 5 Mataria – Ismalia
  • 35 Mataria – Almaza (this used to be 36 – some 36 signs still used)
  • It is not yet known if the Almaza – Alf Maskan line also carries a route number (the connecting tracks between the red and green lines had not seen service for a number of years)

A view of the old Nasr City line:

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On the three interurban routes no trailers remain in service. Some 60xx city cars are still used. Here are some photos from 2013 and 2014 showing all lines: