Friday 24 June 2011


We are returning to Romania next week visiting Iasi, Galati, Braila and Bucuresti. I will publish some tram pictures here. We are also visiting Chisinau and the weather forecast is heavy rain. I will publish trolleybus pictures here.

Friday 1 May 2009

Some Figures

Here are a few figures about our journey from Luton to Athens by air, Athens to Timisoara by rail and Timisoara to Luton by air. All the train journeys were second class and the prices include seat reservations and various express train supplements. We pre-booked hotels and flights on the internet but just went to the various railway stations and bought tickets for the trains.

Thursday 30 April 2009


1. Bremen.

2. Munich.

3. Horse tram.

4. Karlsruhe.

Wednesday 29 April 2009

Track and overhead

The tramway through the centre of Arad is closed for reconstruction.
1. Cutting down old span wires.

2. Well worn track.

3. This point is still in use for the curve. The lady was about to clean and grease it.

4. Setting up a Thermit weld.

Tuesday 28 April 2009


1. Bridge on main road to Timisoara.

2. Ex RHB tram and trailer at Ghioroc terminus.

3. I remember these. 467 motors and 1106 trailers were built between 1956 and 1967.

4. Ex OEG tram set reversing. You can just see the flag lady in orange on the left.

Monday 27 April 2009

Arad 1

Today we saw trams from 10 different German speaking towns.
1. Halle (DDR) and Ulm (BRD).

2. We only saw one tram new to Arad - a T4R.

3 & 4. Former Essen 1755. A question. Pic 4 shows the rear cab - are the electrical contacts in the open cupboard low voltage?
Thanks for the replies. Another question. Given that it ws the rear cab - would any of the contacts be live?

Sunday 26 April 2009