Category: Ukraine

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

Travels 2019 – Part VI

Another day-trip by train from Kiev took us to Konotop. The first T3As from Riga have arrived there (with more to follow) and we thus opted for another KTM-5 charter. After a brief close down of the system in 2018 this tramway now seems save for the future. Quite a dull day weather-wise but then Read More

Travels 2019 – Part V

Another visit to Ukraine. We started with a day-trip to Vinnytsia by train from Kiev. This time we had hoped to charter the historic T4SU but it was not available and we thus used on of the few KT4SUs that are still in service during the week. Next time we will try the T4SU again Read More

Travels 2018 – Part II (Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Denmark & VDVA Sofia)

This trip took us from Odessa to Chisinau by car. We started in Odessa, went to Moldova and then drove around Romania in a big circle ending up in Moldova & Transnistria again. Here you will see photos from Rasinari – Timisoara – Targu Jiu – Craiova – Ploiesti – Braila – Galati – Vaslui Read More

Travels 2018 – Part I (Denmark, Ukraine, VDVA Belgrade & Germany)

We started the year with a visit to the National Tramway Museum in Denmark to witness the big celebrations there (40 years!) with a short side-trip to Aarhus. In May we went to Ukraine again. We had travelled to most of the countries’s systems before but we had never managed to go East of Charkiw Read More

Kharkiv Works Cars

Kharkiv is another system with a large number of work (non-passenger) equipment, though much reduced in size compared to just a few years ago. Some of the retired cars remain stored on property. We have tried to list the location where all vehicles are stationed (by personal observation during 2 separate visits to all depots). Read More

Kiev Works Cars

Like many large tramway systems the Kiev fleet sports a fairly large number of work (non-passenger) equipment. Some cars have been withdrawn in the last few years but a few of those still remain stored on property. We have tried to list the location where all vehicles are stationed (by personal observation during 3 separate 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

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