Month: September 2017

Travels 2017 – Part XII (VDVA Helsinki)

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 Read More

Travels 2017 – Part XI (VDVA Tallinn)

We reached Estonia with our coach and explored both the meter-gauge tramway and the remaining trolleybus network (which unfortunately has shrunk quite a bit recently). day 8 Pärnu (Pernau) day 8+9+10 Tallinn (Reval) Read More

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

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