Category: Travels

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

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

Travels 2017 – Part VII (Ukraine in June: Krywyj Rih to Odessa)

The last leg of this coach tour took us from Krywyj Rih to Odessa. We had visited Krywyj Rih before and to our surprise this time they allowed us to take photos on the fast tram (Metro Tram), but again no depot visit (only on the city network). Odessa is also not keen to show Read More

Travels 2017 – Part VI (Ukraine in June: Kiev to Zaporizhia)

More to see in Kiev. We then headed East to Charkiw and ended up in Dnipro (which was also our base for the two other systems nearby). Driving around the country in a big coach is slightly better than driving around in a car (you don’t feel the potholes so much), but even on this Read More

Travels 2017 – Part V (Ukraine in June: Lviv to Kiev)

Second visit of Ukraine this year! A well deserved repeat visit to all the systems shown. The group met in Kiev and we all flew to Lviv. From there our coach took us back to Kiev. day 1 – Київ/Kyjiw (Kiew/Kiev) day 2 – Львів (Lviv/Lemberg) day 3 – Тернопіль (Ternopil/Tarnopol) day 3 – Хмельницький Read More

Travels 2017 – Part IV (Ukraine in April: Odessa to Kiev)

Heading South again we arrived in Odessa. The last leg took us from Odessa back to Kiev. During this tour by car we had thus visited all the systems in Central Ukraine (Western Ukraine we had done in 2016 and Donbas in the East was to follow soon). Most of the roads we used were Read More

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