Bielefeld M8C cars in Lodz

MPK Lodz has now started to use the recently purchased Stadtbahn cars from Bielefeld (Germany) in force. They currently run only on lines Z1 and Z2 from Chocianowice depot. Line Z2 also sees (as a rush hour supplement) use of some of the ex Bochum-Gelsenkirchen M6C cars out of Telefoniczna depot. Here we see the Read More

Lodz (115 years of public transport) – part 1

On December 15th MPK Lodz and the tram club KMST celebrated the 115th birthday of public transport with a parade of trams. 9 trams representing the varied fleet of historic vehicles that MPK, KMST and also privat individual Tomasz Adamkiewicz own ran from Polnocna loop to KINO CHARLIE in Piotrkowska street. Various photo stops on the way and a Read More

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

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 for in Poland. We visited the tram systems in Warsaw, Czestochowa and Lodz. We also saw the metro depot in Warsaw and rode and visited the WKD interurban from Warsaw to Grodzisk (Mazowie.pdfcki). Here I 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

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

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part II (The Fleet)

Part I of our Lodz report dealt with the interurbans. In part II we show you photos of the current fleet (including all of the workscars) as of June 2011. All images were taken in May 2011 (except #72 and #506 which were parked in and impossible to photograph so older images were used) Here Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part I (The Lines)

Łódź is unique in Poland because it kept most of its interurban tramways. Only two lines were closed in the 1990s (route 44 to Aleksandrow and route 42 to Rzgow). See the 1998 map for details (this was published in the 2001 publication: Lodzka podmiejska komunikacja tramwajowa 1901-2001): click to enlarge solid line = existing Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part III (Rubber-Tyred Fleet)

Unlike parts 1+2 we can only show you a selection of the road (incl. road/rail) vehicles owned by the tramway company. Most photos were taken inside the huge ZETiT complex (i.e. the permanent way and workscar depot in Obozowa) – those taken at other locations are marked. Many more vehicles were seen and many of Read More

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