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

Travels 2016 – Part IV (Ukraine in March: Rivne to Lviv)

Being in “Skoda 9Tr heaven” in Rivne we spent almost a whole extra day here and also rented (chartered) the oldest vehicle no. 001 from 1974 which was only used in service if nothing else was available. Our first day in Lviv was spent mostly visiting both tram depots (no. 2 was closed for modernisation Read More

Travels 2016 – Part III (Ukraine in March: Zhytomyr to Rivne)

From Kiev we drove by car West. We started the tour with a quick stop at the Kiev McDonald’s tram. They were a little hesitant to show us the depot in Luzk but in the end we managed to see about 50% of it. day 8 Житомир (Zhytomyr/Schytomyr) day 9 – Луцьк (Luts’k/Luzk/Lutsk) still day Read More

Travels 2016 – Part II (Ukraine in March: Kiev, Konotop & Bila Zerkwa)

From Kiev we also took a train to Konotop (no depot visit because this was a Saturday and nobody could be found to let us in) and to Bila Zerkwa we went by Marshrutka. day 5 – Konotop (the only visit we did without a depot visit – but it was easy to take photos Read More

Travels 2016 – Part I (Ukraine in March: Kiev & Chernihiv)

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 Read More

NMVB (SNCV) Blind/Rollsign from Antwerpen

During a recent visit to the Antwerp tram museum (which is still closed to the public but the door was open and they let us in anyway…) I managed to obtain for a very small donation this blind (or rollsign as the Americans call it). Shame it is so long, I have no way to Read More

Travels 2007 (Germany)

One of many visits to Europe that I organised for a group of friends from Cincinnati. Click to enlarge the photos (then click the small preview image again to open a larger version). Bremen Düsseldorf Duisburg Wuppertal and Solingen Read More

Travels 2004-2010 (Noleggio con Ventotto a Milano)

I visited Milano a lot for many years mostly with my friends from Cincinnati. We usually had a charter (private hire) and also visited some depots. If you want to see more photos from Milano try this Facebook group run by Peter Ehrlich (he organised the early Cinti group trips and attended many of the Read More

Travels 2007 (Northern California & Oregon)

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 Read More

Travels 2015 – Part II (Germany, Denmark, Northern Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland)

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 Read More

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