Travels 2017 – Part X (VDVA Daugavpils & Liepaja)

From Riga we took a coach to visit the two other tramway systems in Latvia. Also, there was more to see in Riga… day 5 Daugavpils (Dünaburg) day 6 Liepāja (Liepaja) day 7 Rīga (Riga) Read More

Travels 2017 – Part IX (VDVA Riga)

After Lithuania we returned to Riga by coach. There we had lots of depots to visit and also chartered a few vehicles. day 4 Rīga (Riga) Read More

Travels 2017 – Part VIII (VDVA Riga, Kaunas & Vilnius)

The big 2017 VDVA tour took us to the Baltics and Helsinki. The group met in Riga as this was easiest to reach for most participants by air). We then took a coach down to Lithuania and started the tour with visits to the two trolleybus systems there. If you are interested in joining us Read More

Kharkiv Works Cars

Kharkiv is another system with a large number of work (non-passenger) equipment, though much reduced in size compared to just a few years ago. Some of the retired cars remain stored on property. We have tried to list the location where all vehicles are stationed (by personal observation during 2 separate visits to all depots). Read More

Kiev Works Cars

Like many large tramway systems the Kiev fleet sports a fairly large number of work (non-passenger) equipment. Some cars have been withdrawn in the last few years but a few of those still remain stored on property. We have tried to list the location where all vehicles are stationed (by personal observation during 3 separate Read More

Travels 2017 – Part VII (Ukraine in June: Krywyj Rih to Odessa)

The last leg of this coach tour took us from Krywyj Rih to Odessa. We had visited Krywyj Rih before and to our surprise this time they allowed us to take photos on the fast tram (Metro Tram), but again no depot visit (only on the city network). Odessa is also not keen to show Read More

Travels 2017 – Part VI (Ukraine in June: Kiev to Zaporizhia)

More to see in Kiev. We then headed East to Charkiw and ended up in Dnipro (which was also our base for the two other systems nearby). Driving around the country in a big coach is slightly better than driving around in a car (you don’t feel the potholes so much), but even on this Read More

Travels 2017 – Part V (Ukraine in June: Lviv to Kiev)

Second visit of Ukraine this year! A well deserved repeat visit to all the systems shown. The group met in Kiev and we all flew to Lviv. From there our coach took us back to Kiev. day 1 – Київ/Kyjiw (Kiew/Kiev) day 2 – Львів (Lviv/Lemberg) day 3 – Тернопіль (Ternopil/Tarnopol) day 3 – Хмельницький Read More

Travels 2017 – Part IV (Ukraine in April: Odessa to Kiev)

Heading South again we arrived in Odessa. The last leg took us from Odessa back to Kiev. During this tour by car we had thus visited all the systems in Central Ukraine (Western Ukraine we had done in 2016 and Donbas in the East was to follow soon). Most of the roads we used were Read More

Travels 2017 – Part III (Ukraine in April: Krywyj Rih to Tscherkassy)

A lot of trolleybus systems on this part of the road tour heading West after Dnipro. This meant that we would miss Mariupol (thus to be done together with Donbas in 2018). days 12-13 – Криви́й Ріг (Krywyj Rih) day 14 – Кропивницький (Kropywnyzkyj – until recently Kirovohrad) day 15 – Кременчук (Kremenchuk/Krementschuk) day 16 Read More

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