Category: Travels

Travels 2020 – Part I

A weekend in Liberec with a very short drive-by of Görlitz. New year, new photo layout – click any of the preview images to go to  full view (you can then click ⏪ ⏩ to go from photo to photo) 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

Travels 2019 – Part XIV

The other single tram line in the country. Like Navapolatsk this serves a giant plant at the end of the line (miles out in the country – over 20km). Only a small part of the town is served by the tram (mostly high rise housing for the plant workers). We had communicated with the company Read More

Travels 2019 – Part XIII

Three trolleybus systems. Due to our full schedule we could only visit the tram depot in Mahilioŭ (with a brief stop at the railway station to see the two new battery buses). We next made a brief stop in Babruysk and then spent a little more time in Homiel (unfortunately, they had refused to let Read More

Travels 2019 – Part XII

We visited all tram and trolleybus systems in Belarus and Vitebsk is the one we liked the most. A fairly large network (both tram and trolleybus) with some scenic areas (as well as the usual high rise estates). We chartered the old RWZ-6 tram and visited both the tram and the trolleybus depot. A repeat Read More

Travels 2019 – Part XI

A very small tramway: just one 9.1km long route. We had no problem entering the depot and arranging a charter. We did not see many passengers during our stay there but maybe the rush hours produce them in larger numbers. Just a few double sets survive, single modern cars seem to be the norm. We Read More

Travels 2019 – Part X

After the VDVA tour to Lviv a small group of us went on to Belarus. We were joined by some more friends in Minsk. We had never been to White Russia before and wanted to see all of the systems (tram & trolleybus): so we rented a car in Minsk and toured around the country. Read More

Travels 2019 – Part IX

Many of the VDVA members just joined us for the main part of this fall (autumn) tour: Lviv. But we had more to offer for those who are interested in trolleybuses! 4 systems in the region nearby were thus explored. We rented a large van for this (from/to Lviv). Trains could have been used but Read More

Travels 2019 – Part VIII

Most of the VDVA members joined us in Lviv. We visited both tram depots (the company has asked us not to show unsuitable photos of depot no.2 as this facility is still under reconstruction and is used to store all the retired & rusting equipment) and the trolleybus depot. Our members were able to ride Read More

Travels 2019 – Part VII

Rivne was the starting point for the final 2019 VDVA tour (Lviv was the main target for this trip and only a small number of VDVA members made it to Rivne). The last system in the world that runs Skoda 9Trs in numbers. They will probably not last forever, even there. We did of course Read More

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