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Travels 2011

This photo review has now been uploaded again as many of the photos had been “lost” when we moved the content from another blog server some years ago. We have even added some more material for many of the visited systems – enjoy! Februar – Kolkata/Kalkutta (IND) (we have published a number of separate Kolkata Read More

From the Archive: The End of the Laziali to Pantano Interurban – A Visit to Roma

We first published this post in 2008 in a now discontinued blog about the Milano trams when the line was shortened to Giardinetti. In 2015 the line was further shortened to the depot at Centocelle. Recently it was announced that the line will be converted to 1435mm gauge starting in 2023 (all the way back Read More

Travels 2021 – Part II

Not having done much travelling in 2021 (compared to pre-Covid times) it was decided to visit Ukraine again. The original plan meant all systems would be visited but for time reasons we decided in the end not to go west of Kiev (apart from one day trip to Zhytomyr) and we also had to skip Read More

Travels 2021 – Part I

Covid is still with us so there have been almost no trips this year. The closure (for regauging) of the scenic interurban between Liberec and Jablonec (CZ) in July allowed a long weekend and also was the testing ground for my new camera (the old one broke down early last year but I still managed Read More

Travels 2011 – Kolkata (Fleet Overview)

Updated DEC 2020 with the help of the excellent fleet list supplied by Sagnik Gupta (Thank you!) This my attempt to compile a fleet list of the CTC. Various sources have been used. My trip to Kolkata in February 2011 has allowed me to make personal oberservations (we visited all depots and I took photos Read More

Travels 2011 Kolkata (Report)

Note: this post was first uploaded in 2011 – we have updated it at the end of 2020… (follow the link at the bottom to go to the photo sections) – a very nice e-magazine was published in early 2021 dealing with all aspects of the Kolkata tramway: http://www.traintrackers.com/railcanvaz/railcanvaz3.html Another year, another exotic location, another travel report: I’ve Read More

Travels 2020 – Part III

A long weekend in Lodz (PL) to ride museum GT6 #805 and a visit to the rebuilt tramway in Gorzow (PL). In Lodz we visited Rzgow to see the newly installed Konstal #3459 and a visit to ZTiS (the permanent way depot) allowed an inspection of the new workscar #92338. The main workshops at Tramwajowa Read More

Travels 2020 – Part I

A weekend in Liberec (CZ) with a very short drive-by of Goerlitz (DE) took place in January. Covid-19 made all the other planned travels impossible but in August the tramway museum at Schoenberger Strand (DE) near Kiel was visited. New year, new photo layout – click any of the preview images to go to  full Read More

Travels 2020 – Part II

Despite Covid-19 a train trip to Sweden was arranged in September. Goeteborg (SE) was the main target but the train allowed convenient stops in Landskrona (SE) and Lund (SE) to see the single trolleybus and new tramway lines there. We saw 4 of the 5 trolleybuses in Landskrona. Lund is to open in December 2020 Read More

Travels 2019 – Part XV

Two trolleybus systems all the way in the west of the country remained on our list. A very long drive via Pinsk (just buses there) toko us first to Brest. We did this and Hrdona on a weekend so we had not arranged depot visits or charters (maybe we should have – but then another Read More

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