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Old February 11th, 2006, 08:50 PM   #61
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Meralco Museum - Manila Tranvia

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Old February 11th, 2006, 08:52 PM   #62
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Old February 13th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #63
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Singapore's old trams and trolley buses

Some very old pics of Singapore's trams and trolley buses, which all had ceased to exist.

Most lines were in the Town area, but some stretched into the sub-rural parts.

Very difficult to find any info on those lines.











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Old February 13th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #64
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Don't remember if I posted this already. Here is photos of Moscow trams from end of 50's made by Ray Degroote, Jim Northcutt, Wolfgang Schreiner, Mike Taplin and G.A.Schacher.

M-38, МTV-82 and RVЗ
http://photo.tramvaj.ru/moskva59mtv.htm

few of them





BF, S and KM
http://photo.tramvaj.ru/moskva59f.htm

few of them




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Old February 14th, 2006, 04:08 AM   #65
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Interesting... Does anyone have interior shots too?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #66
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Meralco Museum, aside from the Meralco tranvia is marveling at the meticulously crafted scale models of old Manila.



The scale models practically covered the major parts of Manila (Intramuros de Manila, Sta. Cruz, Binondo, Tondo, San Miguel, Malate, and even San Juan).



Mural of Old Manila



San Miguel district (San Sebastian church still looks magnificent even in scale models).



Overview of San Sebastian Church.



Malacańang Palace - The Presidential Palace



Ayala Bridge/ Hospicio de San Jose/ Germinal Cigar Factory



Malate Church



Sta. Ana Church. The street is lined with graceful vacation houses.



Binondo district (The tracks of the tranvia at Calle Rosario leads all the way to Binondo Church).



Calle Escolta district



Plaza Goiti



Monte de Piedad (Sta. Cruz district)

Photos by Wonderboy
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Old August 17th, 2006, 02:52 AM   #67
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Here is a 1903 - 1972 map of Tokyo.
http://homepage1.nifty.com/chi-anzu/.../map_line.html
41 lines, 213 km were operated at their best. Now only one line remains.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #68
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Montreal's 1904 to 1910

From the Sous-série Véhicules de service webpage via the http://www.stm.info/English/en-bref/tramways/fonds.htm one
in Montreal's STM website:-

February 16th, 1905 -- snow sweeper:



1904 -- another sweeper:



1904 -- snow plough:



February 2nd, 1910 -- another plough (maybe a combo, e.g., with sweeper?):



1907 -- instruction car



June 1905 -- employees in Observation Car No. 1 (a tour car)



1907 -- tram headboards -- there couldn't have been more than 48 routes while the transit corp's webpage is declaring 54:



September 1907 -- E Notre-Dame near formerly 1st Avenue now Viau:



August 26th, 1907 -- W Saint-Jacques by Bonaventure station:

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Old August 17th, 2006, 05:00 AM   #69
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@Animo:
Impressive Museum!

@Elkram:
Very nice photos!

Thanks!
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Old August 17th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #70
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Toronto's streetcars have been around for well over a hundred years and still continue to run and be a very popular mode of transportation, despite being displaced by subways and buses as the most used.

1901, streetcars are visible through the crowds.


1912


1924


1929


Today. these models are starting to show their age but should be replaced in the coming years.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:42 AM   #71
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Thanks! How I wish the war never happened. The country lost so much because of it.
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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #72
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Los Angeles' Pacific Electric Railway was one of, if not THE largest streetcar (tram) system in the world:



1934 figures:

System miles: 1,103.43 (1,775.8 km)
Total passengers served, 1934: 65,941,023
Passenger cars: 657








The railway was discontinued in 1961.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #73
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Here in Turkey, Istanbul and Izmir had tram networks. I don't know how many lines Izmir had but Istanbul tram network had 56 lines! Both networks were dismantled during the "Operation Tram Out, Car In" of the 1950s. Now we have dreadful traffic problems and we wish we hadn't withdrawn the trams.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #74
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London used to have quite a extensive tram system 345 miles, with even a dedicated tram tunnel under the city. But the trams were replaced with trolleybuses (trolleybuses lasted only 10 years ) then eventually normal buses. back then it was cheaper to run normal buses than electric powered ones. Now the situation is reversed
Also the trams were supposed to cause congestion and getting rid of them would ease congestion
after London's tram system was closed: Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Sunderland, and Swansea were the only remaining cities with trams. but most of these are closed

on the bright side trams are returning though. London has a small tram network in the south and other big cities such as manchester have tram networks
Are they plannig to bring the trams back to Central London? I wish they would
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #75
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http://www.dersaadettramvayi.com/

A website about Istanbul's tramways.
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #76
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ZARAGOZA OLD TRAM NETWORK

You can visit AZAFT's website to know more about the TRAMWAY in ZARAGOZA until 1976, when they were finally withdrawn.

Unfortunately, it is only in Spanish, so.. in order to get the trams, once you are in the homepage, select "Tranvías" from the left side list, and then Zaragoza, where you have description of the 17 lines that existed, the rolling stock, tickets and some trams that are still.... "alive" for museum purposes...
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Old October 19th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #77
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How many tram lines did London have?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #78
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Milan Tramway Network

Here is a map of Milan Tramway Network, around the year 1955.
The network is, for a big part, still active.



Click here for a bigger size:
http://www.webalice.it/wronny/Immagi...i%20Milano.jpg

And here you can see some pics of today:

















And an actual pic of an Interurban tramway:

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Old November 17th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #79
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Maps from Hungary:

Budapest in 1930:


and in 2007:


Szeged has 4 lines on about 20 km,which is the largest outside Budapest,and probably the least demolished. Then comes Miskolc(2) with 10km and Debrecen(1) with about 7km.

In the past,Pécs,Sopron,Szombathely and Nyíregyháza had tramlines.
http://villamosok.hu/videk/index.html
Every system,apart from the one that was in Sopron was decommissioned by the commies to favour "more advanced and better" bus transport.

3 lines were planned in Kecskemét,but WWI came...Extensions are planned next year in Szeged,Miskolc and Debrecen,in fact,works started in Szeged. All projects will probably be co-financed by the EU. Győr is rumoured to be planning an extensive commuter-rail network.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #80
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Does anybody know of an interurban system that went inland from either the north or west coast of the Iberian peninsula (I don't know if it was Malaga, Spain, or south of Porto, Portugal). They were way cool, loved riding them as a kid, I did.
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