In St. Petersburg there is a Museum of Electrical Transport. It is located in former Trolley Depot #2. They say, at this place they are going to build another office building or something, so the museum may go out of existence or be deprived of the access road. Apart from its exhibit collection (some of the tolleys can be found driving along the streets of the city), the building of the museum is of great historical value as well. So, the pursuit of profit threatens the oldest trolley depot of St. Petersburg.
YaTB-1 (Yaroslavl Automobile Plant). Made in 1936. The vehicle has been in use in Leningrad since 1936 until 1953.
For now, it is the only trolleybus of its kind left. It was found at a dacha in 1996.
The restoration of this trolleybus lasted for four years, making it the first exhibit of the museum.
MTB-82D. Made in 1947. The vehicle has been in use since 1947 till 1974.
Why did they make that niche so anti-aerodynamical?
When it was found at a dacha, it also had a sorry sight.
The proprietary colors of this model are yellow and dark blue.
The serial production lasted since 1959-1972 and during this time, over 16000 vehicles have been produced.
ZiU-682B, 1973. The vehicle has been in use since 1973 till 1986.
ZiU means ‘factory named after Uritsky’.
The smooth forms of 50s-60s were later replaced with cut and square ones, like in the picture.
KTG-1, made in Kiev in 1980. It can work from both an internal combustion engine and electricity.
This is a Moskvich. Apparently, it belongs to one of the workers of the museum.
KTG-2. Made in 1987.
Another KTG is waiting for restoration.
ZiU-682UA is also waiting to be restored.
There was a special department producing vehicles for export. They added different letters, depending on the country the vehicle was to be exported to. UA, for example, was added for Argentina. The ones with defects remained in Leningrad and were used for training.
A lot of wood in the interior looks unusual today.
A mini ticket office.
365 pieces have been produced on the whole (1968-1975).
This is an upgraded model LM-68M.
A control desk.
KTM-5. So noisy!
This is a restored KTM-5.
LVS-89. In 1990 it went into the Guinness Book of Records as being the longest one.
It has a total length of 30 meters.
In the background you can see a 71-88G model, made in 1990.
In the foreground there is MS-4. MS means ‘motorized steel’. Made in 1933.
Some wagons had an upper open floor.
Do not get on /off while moving
Please do not smoke or spit
LM-33, 1936. They stopped using it in 1979.
Hurry up to see this museum because it might be too late.
Location: St. Petersburg