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Old May 9th, 2005, 05:19 PM   #41
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #42
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I have GENIUS LOCI
Lisbon (PT) trams:

old tram to turists:


old tram:


special tram to climb the ills:


new trams:


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Oporto tram:
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:41 PM   #43
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About 4 years ago I thought San Fransico was the only place in the world that had trams!

Nottingham, UK





The trams are also named after famous midlands people...

Torvill and Dean....Olympic Champion Ice Skaters
Robin Hood....Stole from the rich gave to the poor, and a home wrecker
Lord Byron...Top Poet
Brian Clough... Football Manager

and many more...
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Old May 9th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #44
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Very nice pics Bitxofo!!!

Now, the tram of Bilbao (Spain):
From the Isozaki towers (under construction)


At street level near the Guggenheim museum
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Old May 9th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #45
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here my vienna trams;

this is only a small part of it, there are hundrets of them














you can drive with them everywhere in the city!
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Old May 9th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #46
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I have GENIUS LOCI
Lisbon (PT) trams:

old tram to turists:


old tram:


special tram to climb the ills:
I just love wonderful Lisbon old trams
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Old May 9th, 2005, 08:31 PM   #47
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Naples

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/napoli/gen2005-1025-190800varcoleo.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/napoli/gen2005-1037-190800pzzavittoria.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/napoli/gen2005-979-190800vmarina.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/napoli/gen2005-1025e1054-190800rivierachiaia.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/napoli/gen2005-1054-150800vmarina.jpg[/img]











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http://www.**************/phr0/tram/n...tan_napoli.htm

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Old May 9th, 2005, 09:41 PM   #48
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I just love wonderful Lisbon old trams
Thanks
wellcome they are in fact very beautiful!!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 02:57 AM   #49
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Great pics. Any TTC Red Rocket pics out there??
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Old May 10th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #50
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Toronto Streetcars (not the best pictures from a preliminary search of my collection)





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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #51
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Time for the "strangest" tram line of the world

Trieste

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/ACEGAT-AMT-FEAR%20e%20Musei.jpg[/img]

The tramway Trieste - Opicina is one of the most attractive railway in the world and certainly the only one of its kind!

The tramway was built in 1902 to link the center of Trieste, at the see level, to Opicina which is at quite 5 km to the north near the Slovenian border but at 339,5 m above the see. To climb up to the Opicina hill, the tramway was first used with a rack section between Piazza Scorcola and Vetta Scorcola. So, since 1902 to 1928 the Trenovia Trieste - Opicina was a cog-wheel tramway but this configuration had the disadvantage to be too slow for the traffic and too expensive. In 1928 the rack was removed and a funicular section was built at the same place with two special cars used to push and retain the tramway cars. This configuration has the advantage to increase the traffic and to be more economic because the necessary energy is very small. The energy of the descending cars is used for the ascending ones. The only constraints is that the tramway cars must be synchronized, they must arrive at the same time at the lower and upper stations of the funicular.

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/404obelis-.jpg[/img]



[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/2e403coscorco-.jpg[/img]

The tramway starts at Piazza Oberdan in the center of Trieste, reaches Piazza Scorcola with a one-way track in the middle of the street shared with the automobile cars.

At Piazza Scorcola the pushing car of the funicular is waiting for the tramway on a special ‘cul-de-sac’ track. The tramway doubles the funicular and joins the track above it, the manual shifting is operated and the tramway moves gently back close by the pushing car. When the two tramway cars are ready at each station the funicular starts.

From Piazza Scorcola to Vetta Scorcola the line has a maximum gradient of 26%. It is a one-way track from the lower station to the siding. After the siding the second half of the funicular section has two tracks.

At Vetta Scorcola the tramway retrieves its liberty and a normal one-way track up to Obelisco which is the highest point of the line.
The line continues down to Opicina on a special track beside the road.


[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/406cobanne-.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/406concone-.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr3-gli%20updates/images/5fotomese/giu2002-401-020493cotrieste.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/405ts-.jpg[/img]

Older cars no more used

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/lug2003-6-150503villaopic.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/1dlvillopci-.jpg[/img]

www.funimag.com/funimag03/TRIEST1.HTM

http://www.**************/phr0/tram/a...tre___reti.htm

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/401e2coscorco-.jpg[/img]

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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #52
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Antwerp

New "Hermelijn" trams (I think made by Siemens)



inside


Older "PCC" trams



Inside


Our trams are also riding under the ground.


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Old May 10th, 2005, 06:14 PM   #53
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Padova


[IMG]http://************/4hyxwx[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxxl[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxyf[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxz4[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxzq[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy34[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy3o[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy46[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy4y[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy6o[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyya0[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyyav[/IMG]


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Old May 10th, 2005, 06:17 PM   #54
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Dublin, Ireland.

Old trams:

1900


The lines were removed later, but a new tram line was opened last year:

The LUAS









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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:38 PM   #55
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Istanbul:
RTE2000 turkish made tram!

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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #56
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Older cars no more used

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/lug2003-6-150503villaopic.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.**************/phr0/tram/altre%20reti/1dlvillopci-.jpg[/img]




the old ones are very beatiful too GENIUS LOCI is a pity dont use tem ani more
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #57
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^
I think they use them sometimes for "special" events, like in a "parade"

But they normally are not used for everyday service
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #58
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Padova


[IMG]http://************/4hyxwx[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxxl[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxyf[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxz4[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyxzq[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy34[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy3o[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy46[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy4y[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyy6o[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyya0[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/4hyyav[/IMG]


Thanks to

http://tplpadova.fotopic.net/
thanks Genius!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #59
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can you expalin how the Padova tram works? I do not see two tracks for steel-wheel contact, just one rail. And the power is coming from above, which means that that sole rail is not for power.

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can you expalin how the Padova tram works? I do not see two tracks for steel-wheel contact, just one rail. And the power is coming from above, which means that that sole rail is not for power.

i guess that it picks up power from overhead, then dischages it to earth via the guiderail?


good thread btw
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