Travels 2015 – Part I (Denmark, Germany, Northern Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey)

Another very busy year for traveling. We visited a few museums and took some photos around Hamburg. Northern Poland was a group visit (with Central and southern Poland to follow 2016 and 2017) I organised. We travelled by coach. Hungary was easily done by train – again a group tour (which I had partly organised). Read More

Sofia Trams

For many years the trams running in Sofia were built by “Tramvaen zavod” (after 2002 called “Tramkar”). This company used to be owned by the city tram company then got privatised and now is back in the hands of Stolicen (Capital) Electrotransport EAD who run the trams and trolleybuses. The company has another subsidiary (“Transenergo Read More

Travels 2014 (photo review)

November – Hamburg (DE) October – Riga (LV) October – Daugavpils/Dünaburg (LV) October – Liepaja/Libau (LV) October – Tallinn/Reval (EST) August – Schöneiche (DE) August – Frankfurt / Oder (DE) August – Poznan/Posen (PL) August – Ozorkow/Brunnstadt (PL) August – Zgierz/Görnau (PL) August – Lutomiersk/Nertal (PL) August – Lodz/Lodsch (später Litzmannstadt) (PL) August – Katowice/Kattowitz Read More

Riga Workscars

The Riga tramway has a large fleet of non-passenger cars. The fleet is currently numbered in the 880xx series. Unlike the passenger fleet, the fleet numbers shown on the trams are the real numbers (on the passenger cars the first digit of the fleet number indicates the depot and the last digit is just a Read More

Hong Kong Tram Fleet

1987 type car 1 1950 type car 7 Trailer 17 “Vintage” Tour Cars 28 + 128 “Historic” Car 120 Fleet list (Fleet Numbers, Type, Builder, Years Built, Info, Notes) 1900s • 1-16 : 1904 : Electric Rly & Tramway Carriage works : 1904 : single deck cross-bench : note 1) • 17-26 : 1904 : Read More

Lodz – Brus museum depot

At the end of April 2013 the tram club KMST (Klub Miłośników Starych Tramwajów) moved the historic cars from the closed ex MKT depot at Helenowek to the ex TP depot at Brus. Brus is now owned by the city of Lodz and there are hopes to re-open Brus as a proper transport museum in Read More

Routemaster 60

You do not see many bus photos on my blog. I really prefer trams! But I spent many happy holidays in London over 20 years and simply fell in love with their Routemaster buses. In July 2014 I attended the RM60 event at Finsbury Park in London. The Routemaster Association celebrated the 60th birthday of Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part II (The Fleet) – updated JUN-2014

This original posting from 2012 has been updated with a current fleet list (June 2014) only: (Photo: Pawel Kazmierczak) Much has happened in Lodz in 2012. We now only have one operator (MPK) and much of the interurban rolling stock has been scrapped. MPK absorbed parts of the MKT and TP fleets (those vehicles not Read More

Lodz – M8C private hire

On May 17th we chartered ex Bielefeld M8C #526 from MPK to go on the outer ends of interurban lines 41, ex 43bis (now 9) and 45 (now 16). The day started very wet but the time we reached Konstantynow the sun came out. Here are some images taken during the trip: Chochianowice depot 41 Read More

Cairo Update (Spring 2014)

M. Farid has sent us the following update: The line beyond Almaza depot has gone, as has the outer end of the Nozha/Sheraton line. The old line to Nasr City (branching off at Kolit Al Banat) that had been closed some years ago is now completely gone. As reported in our earlier updates the green Read More

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