Lodz (115 years of public transport) – part 2

outside KINO CHARLIE: Brus Museum: Also at Brus Museum was ex workscar 72012 (ex 2012 ex passenger car 294) of type 2N. This car was restored and on December 20th moved to plac Kościuszki in Konstantynow where it is now a monument. The car has no motors. A few more images taken around that weekend Read More

Travels 2013 (photo review)

Again, we present a selection of images taken during our travels. December – Istanbul (TR) December – Lodz (PL) November – Tramlink, Croydon, London (UK) November – Merton Garage, London (UK) November – London (UK) November – London Bus Museum (Cobham Hall), Brooklands, Weybridge (UK) August – Plauen (DE) August – Graz (AT) August – Read More

Cairo update (September 2013)

The closed line to Nasr City is currently being converted into a new highway (for fast buses…). As visible in this photo by Mohammed Farid sand is dumped onto the track. Presumably a tarmac top is next (how long will it take before the surface breaks up and the old tracks re-appear)… Very strange. The Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part I (Motor Cars)

This posting is from 2011 but it was recently updated: In late May 2011 I lead a party of 45 tram enthusiasts (open pdf file with group photo – taken from the Warsaw tram club website) for www.intraexpress.de in Poland. We visited the tram systems in Warsaw, Czestochowa and Lodz. We also saw the metro Read More

Kolkata Fleet – Update (2013)

In 2013 CTC introduced the first of the new “single bogey (or coach)” (they of course mean bogie tram or 4 axle tram – as opposed to regular articulated bogie 6 axle tram they usually use) trams. The body is longer than those found on the other trams. No. 630A was probably rebuilt from original Read More

Cairo Update (Spring 2013)

Ever since our visit to Cairo in 2010 I have tried to follow the current situation of the trams. Not easy these days! With some local help (isn’t it wonderful we have the internet to find new contacts and make new friends…) we bring you a short update. Photos and maps (unless otherwise credited): M. Read More

Travels 2012 (photo review)

December – Bydgoszcz/Bromberg (PL) December – Inowroclaw/Hohensalza (PL) December – Lodz/Lodsch (PL) December – Czestochowa/Tschenstochau (PL) December – Nowy Ruda/Beuthener Schwarzwald, Ruda (PL) December – Chebzie/Morgenroth, Ruda (PL) December – Sosnowiec/Sosnowitz (PL) December – Gliwice/Gleiwitz (PL) December – Bedzin/Bendzin (PL) December – Katowice/Kattowitz (PL) December – Szopienice/Schoppinitz, Kattowitz (PL) December – Lipiny, Swietochlowice/Lipine, Schwientochlowitz (PL) Read More

Tramwaje Szczecińskie – Workscars and Museum Fleet 2012

A recent visit to Stettin (in October 2012) allowed me to finish my long planned overview of the existing workscars and historic trams. Listed are all current workscars, the fleet on show in the new Technical Museum (most cars are on loan from the tram company) and all other preserved cars (including those unrestored ones Read More

Travels 2011 (photo review)

some images previously hosted somewhere else have unfortunately been lost… Februar – Kalkutta (IND) Februar – Hongkong (CN) Februar – Tuen Mun (CN) März – Hamburg März – Mestre (IT) März – Venedig (IT) März – Mailand (IT) März – Turin (IT) März – Rittnerbahn (IT) März – Wien & Lokalbahn Wien – Baden (AT) Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part III (Video 803Na Farewell)

video taken on last day of the old cars (March 31st 2012) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZhr5zWILjY&w=560&h=315] Read More

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