Category: Poland

Travels 2019 – Part I

Plenty of systems to visit this year in at least 6 countries but we started the tram season early with a “local” visit. Heinschenwalde – January (three ex Bremerhaven trams waiting for the scrap man – ex Wehmingen museum) Lodz – a fond farewell to line 43 (and more) – March Aarhus – March (including Read More

"Helmuts" in Lodz (Update 2019)

Lodz is one of my favorite travel destination these days. The “Helmut” cars (this is the local nickname for all ex West German cars that went to Poland) are of special interest to me. Unfortunately, the wounding-down of the Lodz interurban tram companies MKT and TP in 2012 resulted in the scrapping of a number of these Read More

Travels 2018 – Part IV (VDVA Bucharest & Poland)

A short repeat visit to Lodz. In October 2018 VDVA visited Bucharest. You will find photos of trams, trolleybuses and metros here. As usual, we visited quite a number of depots and had some charters (private hires). If you are interested in joining us on these VDVA tours in Europe, visit the www.vdva.de website (we Read More

Travels 2017 – Part XIII (Denmark & Poland)

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 Read More

Modernised Konstal 105Na trams at Tramwaje Śląskie

Working on the photos I took during a recent visit to Katowice (and much of the rest of the network) I noticed that it is difficult to find a list of all the modernised cars currently operating there. So I made my own (originally to appear in the German language Blickpunkt Straßenbahn magazine – but Read More

Travels 2016 – Part X (Central Poland)

Łódź (Lodsch) – June Lutomiersk – June Konstantynów Łódzki – June Olsztyn (Allenstein) – June Mrozy -June Warszawa (Warsaw/Warschau) – June Read More

Travels 2016 – Part IX (Southern Poland & Germany)

Wrocław (Breslau) – June Kraków (Krakau) – June Katowice (Kattowitz) – June Bytom (Beuthen) – June Chorzów Batory (Königshütte-Bismarckhütte) – June Sosnowiec (Sosnowitz) – June Będzin (Bendzin) – June Czeladź – June June – Gołonóg (Dąbrowa Górnicza)/Bergenkirch (Dombrowa) (PL) Czestochowa (Tschenstochau) – June Hamburg – May Eberswalde – May Niederfinow – May Gorzów Wielkopolski (Landsberg Read More

Olsztyn Tramway First Public Rides : Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part VI

On December 6 MPK Olsztyn opened its doors to the public to show the new Kołobrzeska tramway depot (which is incorporated into the existing bus depot, though the tram entrance is in Towarowa) and the new trams. Two trams offered public rides from depot to the junction at the railway station (but not letting people Read More

Lodz Trams in Movies

2015 has seen movies being shot in Lodz involving some of the historic trams. Paweł Kaźmierczak took these photos and also was the motorman. Here is just a small selection: And they also made a music video: Read More

Re-Opening of “Trasa W-Z” in Lodz : Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part V

On October 31st the important East-West route was re-opened after two years of complete rebuilding. In the East the line was also extended (to Olechow). MPK celebrated this event with a display of some trams (including many of the historic fleet) on the Friday (30th) and free rides on Saturday/Sunday (without any historic trams). During Read More

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