Category: Travels

Travels 2007 (Germany)

One of many visits to Europe that I organised for a group of friends from Cincinnati. Click to enlarge the photos (then click the small preview image again to open a larger version). Bremen Düsseldorf Duisburg Wuppertal and Solingen Read More

Travels 2004-2010 (Noleggio con Ventotto a Milano)

I visited Milano a lot for many years mostly with my friends from Cincinnati. We usually had a charter (private hire) and also visited some depots. If you want to see more photos from Milano try this Facebook group run by Peter Ehrlich (he organised the early Cinti group trips and attended many of the Read More

Travels 2007 (Northern California & Oregon)

A short visit to San Francisco with a day-trip by air from SF to Portland. I got a lift to Rio Vista from the City (as the locals call SF) and for a moderate fee I had a “motorman all day” and could choose which vehicles to take out onto the line. They never run Read More

Travels 2015 – Part II (Germany, Denmark, Northern Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland)

The main tour this year in the autumn (fall) was a very very Long one. We started by car from Hamburg, headed to Vienna via various tram Systems en-route (to join the VDVA tour of Vienna & Bratislava), then Slowakia and returned from there via Switzerland, France, Belgium and Netherlands. Going to Bratislava with the 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

Model of High Tatra Ropeway (and more)

On our travels we meet lots of interesting people. Whilst riding the historic “Kométa” interurban train in the High Tatra Mountains recently we met Michal Kovacik (who works as a volunteer on the train). He and his father have a phantastic working model of the old Lomnický peak ropeway in their garden. Below are some Read More

130 Years Blackpool Trams

Blackpool celebrated 130 years of trams with running a large number of historic vehicles over the weekend Sep 26/27. Tony Armitage took the following photos: 007 40 Bolton 66 147 new Track Gang bus 1114 (ex 267) 600 602 604 632 633 641 642 645 648 672 675 676 680 682 685 700 701 706 Read More

150 Years Vienna Trams Parade : Travels 2015 (photo review) – Part IV

Wiener Linien presented 53 vehicles (or rather entries – as some of the motor cars pulled 1 or 2 trailers) on September 27th on the Ring. I managed to photograph most of them (avoiding the hub of the event because of the thousands of people standing in the way) and only missed the most modern Read More

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