This trip took us from Odessa to Chisinau by car. We started in Odessa, went to Moldova and then drove around Romania in a big circle ending up in Moldova & Transnistria again. Here you will see photos from Rasinari – Timisoara – Targu Jiu – Craiova – Ploiesti – Braila – Galati – Vaslui
We started the year with a visit to the National Tramway Museum in Denmark to witness the big celebrations there (40 years!) with a short side-trip to Aarhus. In May we went to Ukraine again. We had travelled to most of the countries’s systems before but we had never managed to go East of Charkiw
Various short trips took us to Denmark and Poland. Travels to the Ukraine (two trips this year) and the www.vdva.de trip to the Baltics & Helsinki are shown in separate posts! Aarhus – November Szczecin (Stettin) – October Museum Skjoldenæsholm – October Poznań (Poznan/Posen) – September Łódź (Lodz/Lodsch) – July Poznań (Poznan/Posen) – July Praha
We decided to add Helsinki at the end of our Baltics tour because it is fast and easy to reach by direct ferry from Tallinn. The top highlight in Helsinki was probably the private tour we had using a metro train to ride directly into the depot. We had a number of highlights during this
Our first visit to Ukraine (the first of many to come). Of course there is lots to see in Kiev. We also did a daytrip by car from Kiev to Chernihiv. day 1 + 2 – Київ/Kyjiw (Kiew/Kiev) – Western system with visit to future museum at old bus depot no. 3 plus depot visits
A short visit to San Francisco with a day-trip by air from SF to Portland. I got a lift to Rio Vista from the City (as the locals call SF) and for a moderate fee I had a “motorman all day” and could choose which vehicles to take out onto the line. They never run
The main tour this year in the autumn (fall) was a very very Long one. We started by car from Hamburg, headed to Vienna via various tram Systems en-route (to join the VDVA tour of Vienna & Bratislava), then Slowakia and returned from there via Switzerland, France, Belgium and Netherlands. Going to Bratislava with the
Another very busy year for traveling. We visited a few museums and took some photos around Hamburg. Northern Poland was a group visit (with Central and southern Poland to follow 2016 and 2017) I organised. We travelled by coach. Hungary was easily done by train – again a group tour (which I had partly organised).