Walk through Moscow at night on an old tram
• Walk through Moscow at night on an old tram
Most recently, at night in the city center can be observed is not quite the usual picture: Street fun ringing and flashing lights moving column of old trams. Cars braked, omitting processes, drivers and passers-by clutching their cell phones and cameras that would capture both a matter of minutes they drove past the entire history of the Moscow tram from the tram, drawn by white horses Quartet to most new cars. I also had the rare opportunity to not only see the rail curiosities, but a ride on one of them, whose age soon will exceed 100 years. Yes, yes, that's just on this:
In fact, the night rehearsal of the parade of trams that will take place today, April 11 (Saturday). Trams will take place from the depot. Apakova (str. Shabolovka) to clean ponds, where they can be viewed in detail from 11.00 to 14.00
Well, I'll show you what it looked like at night. At first trams began to line up in the column on the roundabout near the depot. Apakova. At night, they certainly look very magical.
What is a low-floor? Did not hear!
These modern Pesy, Variotramy and other Stadler - just trams. And in these still have something from a fairy tale. Maybe it's in natural materials? Or still in the design?
"Warm-tube". Wood. With attention to detail. Here are the times were!
The cabin of the car "F" reminds cabin ship, only the wheel - it's just a manual parking brake.
Tram MTV-82, manufactured from 1947 to 1961. In the background is also seen Tatra T2 and LM-2000.
MTV-28 has a lot in common in appearance with trolleybus and bus services in the same period. A separate door - some global trends for trams of the time.
The column is ready to go.
The head of the column tram model "F", lamppost, so named for the presence of glazed roof extensions, facilitating penetration of more natural light into the cabin.
A Streetcar model "F" was produced as early as the Russian Empire in 1907. I wanted to ride on it for a long time. Yesterday, a dream became less)).
Stroke in prerevolutionary tram is not as smooth as in all modern models. Shop, as well as the whole body - a wooden one. Seats are harsh. No heating. But nevertheless it is very cozy. And the feeling that you ride in a vehicle that is almost 100 years old - are not transmitted.
In front of the column accompanies the machine DPS. We passed the queue even almost always a busy Garden Ring. Vagonovazhataya complain - slow going, while the old man tram is able to move much quicker and smarter
For us to be the first Soviet tram - BF (bezfonarny). At the meeting passing the modern trams, passengers who were surprised to look in the windows and waving hands to us
The passenger compartment in our tram was not heated, heating began to be installed only in the post-war models. But in the cabin even have doors, but the motorman cab and rear doors had no playground at all: imagine what it was like to manage such a tram in the wind at 30 degrees below zero? Incidentally, the control in the first trams carried out standing up, it was thought that because the driver is guaranteed not to fall asleep while driving.
On the Big Ustyinsky bridge at tram flew bracket (arc, where the tram comes to the contact wire), batteries, apparently, these cars were not, so the light is switched off with the motor. Bugel quickly put náměstí and the journey continues.
Probably the best and most unusual view of the Kremlin, which I have ever seen.
In general, an old tram - it's like an old car, only a tram
On the streets with well-preserved ancient buildings, and not cluttered due to the late hour, cars, created the illusion that he was in the past.
But the illusion is easy to scare, and here we are again in the 21st century.
We caught up with competi Chistye Prudy. Conca with the appearance in Moscow 116 years ago, the electric tram did not disappear immediately. She went on a few more years to run in parallel with the tram. Horse-drawn carriage to move slowly past hundreds of meters we moved with their speed. And at Chistye Prudy, in spite of the late hour and the rain started, people came running to see the unusual spectacle of the night.
The only car in its time was saved from disappearance of the presence of the second tier - workers used it to repair the catenary. Now the car is stored in Strogino tram depot.
On Clean Ponds, where the main event on Saturday will be attended and the latest cars. This Swiss Stadler ...
... domestic Knight ...
... and Spanish Alstom.
After half an hour of stopping the column is collected in a return path.
Back to the food Tatra T2.
We are catching up with the usual eye Moscow resident, and is still widely used Tatra T3.
A small roller with pokatushek tram "F"