Where trams live
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Today I will discuss the tram depot pre-war construction. Kaliningrad tram network is the oldest in Russia and operates since 1895. Depot near South Station, was opened in 1931. During the bombing Konisberga building it was not damaged and remained to the present day. Capacity of the depot is designed for 160 cars (in fact cars are now much less because of the partial reduction of the tram network). This is the only existing depot in Kaliningrad.
The predecessor of electric tram in Königsberg was Conca, the first route that went into effect May 26, 1881. Conca has developed rapidly, the first route added new routes. After 5 years, in 1895 in Königsberg was five tram routes.
Opening the flow of the electric tram in Königsberg was held May 31, 1895, but the tram continued to function after the opening of the electric tram. Last time drawn by horse carriage drove through the streets of Konigsberg October 30, 1901. By 1899, the city had already launched four electric tram route, in 1902 they became eight in 1904 - eleven and in 1937 reached fifteen. Each route has its own color.
In 1931 he was commissioned a new depot was built on a vacant lot behind the main station then under construction. The space was designed for 160 cars.
Driving tram lines lines of Konigsberg in 1938:
numbering routes was introduced only in 1941. Before that routes the different colors of trailers or combination of colors.
The depot consists of two halls.
In the first - 3 way, in the great hall - they are already 8! But due to the dissolution of many routes, depots filled nearly a third.
Now in Kaliningrad used exclusively "Tatra" (KT4SU, KT4D, T4D). Most of these trams were delivered to the city in Soviet times, but later were in use "Tatra" bought in the former East Germany. Trams Tatra produced the Tatra plant CKD Praha-Smíchov, Czechoslovakia.
Tatra T4D. Year of construction - 1979.
Tatra KT4SU. Years of construction - 1979-1983.
And the tram appeared in custody recently. In 2012 (1994) was made the first update of the tram fleet in the last 18 years. October 7, 2012 at Victory Square was demonstrated low-ash Polish company PESA tram. The tram came to the route number 5 December 28, 2012.
On 9 January 2013 Pesa regularly walks the 5 route. If the trial operation of the first tram PESA is considered successful, it planned to buy ten more trams of this type.
On the TV's built-twist are any military chronicle.
The driver's cab.
The oldest and newest trams Kaliningrad. Meet German high field Tram Duewag GT6. Year of construction - 1963.
The car was bought by the Germans b / y (from Mannhayp) in 1995 and travel on the route is only 3 years. Further operation was not possible due to lack of necessary spare parts. Last day of work on the line as a passenger car - December 23, 1998 By 2009, the car was restored and re-admitted to the streets of the city, but as a tour. Learn about the work of an old tram and you can buy a ticket at the box office of the city tour. For example, a Drama.
Status depot bit gloomy, but at the same time atmospheric.
This is a workshop where repair trams. Inside the "repaired" two Tatras.
This is going pasting cars advertising.
The new gate in Europe. One of the few depots updates over the past few years.
In the depot area are two more decommissioned Tatras T4SU, currently used for technical needs. Wagon for maintenance of the rail sector.
watering with zheloboochistitelnym trailer.
Sadly, in Kaliningrad, as well as in other cities of Russia, there is a tendency to reduce the tram network in favor of buses and minibuses. Currently, only one tram route remained in the city - № 5.