Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

After USSR collapse Russia lost eleven tram systems in its cities. Before trams were state sponsored, now mostly commercial vehicles. Here are some of those we don’t have any more.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

 

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

First tram railway system was stopped in 1994 in Karpinsk city. It was first case for ex-USSR.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

And three weeks later Grozny (Chechnya capital) trams were stopped because of First Chechen War.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Chechnya Grozny trams were started in 1932 to comemmorate 15 years of Revolution. It had 9 lines on its peak. But was lost in 1994.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

This photo shows trams hit with bullets during Grozny battles. Tram station was a battleground many trams burned down in fires.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Photo from 1996 – someone built fence of tram parts.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In Shakhty city trams lines were closed because of demand of local road police. It also was there from 1932, stayed up to 2001.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In 2004 closed tram lines in Arkhangelsk city. It was the Northernmost tram line in the world. During first world war they used to transport military goods to White Sea shores.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Here engineers in 1916.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Arkhangelsk tram five years after it was closed.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In 2007 Astrakhan city trams stopped work.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

It started in 1900.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In 2008 Ivanovo city trams stopped. Worked since 1934.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Ivanovo in 1970s.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

One of the last trams went from Ivanovo to Dzerzhinsk town (where it will be closed too a few years later).

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In 2009 Voronezh – large 1,000,000 people city stopped its tram system.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Tram line was there since 1913.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Some trams were used as cafe-bar.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Current city plan wants to build new light rail system in Voronezh partly based on old tram rails.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Ryazan city closed its line in 2010. It was a short line connecting oil refinery and city. Still got bankrupt and closed down.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

2013 – Noginsk town near Moscow shuts trams.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

They had a referendum asking people if they want preserve tram, most population said “no”.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

In 2014 Crimea closed tram lines. It was shortest tram line in USSR was opened in 1989 to bring people from resorts to Black Sea.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Was free in USSR to go from resort to the shore.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

“I am old grand dad tram don’t crowd into me or I break down”.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

And last one was Dzerzhinsk city in 2015. It had tram system since 1933. Tram traffic remain active during World War 2 under bombings.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

But in 2015 (maybe because of small bus transportation lobby) lines stopped.

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]

An investor interested in resuming line here but no certainty yet.

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3 thoughts on “Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now [photos]”

  1. IN Toronto Ontario Canada transit is constantly scraping newer looking trams /subway cars /buses still in working order other countries should make an offer and rebuild to put to use most good for another 30 or more years service rather than going to waste ..another reason scrapping because do not have air conditioning but still working ..this is not good scrapping working equipment

  2. Sadly the same thing happened in the USA in the 1930’s through the 1940’s all the massive miles of Trolleys(Trams) where removed and destroyed for Bus service. They are now reinstalling trams and light right for mass public transportation and irony of actually digging up the old trolleys rail from where they used to run to the neighborhoods bring the workers into the city. This sad to see such beautiful systems going to rot, all because of governmental mismanagement of funding.

    Because of dirty politician money from Firestone(rubber tire company), GM/General Motors Automotive Bus builders and the Oil(petroleum) formed a 3 part corporation/company that lobbied (bought dirty politician votes) to replace working better tram(trolley system for buses. See Pictures of the many street cars(trolleys being destroyed at )

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pacific-Electric-Red-Cars-Awaiting-Destruction.jpg

    Two cities out of about 50+ in the USA which doesn’t call all the small railroads, that served regions of the country no Companies would serve because there were not large enough profits over operating costs. Several thousand not enough they want millions of dollars in profit to provide service the people and towns need to survive for economy and supplies to build things, feed themselves, and build their farms, homes, buildings and more. So they could grow into a bigger city.

    https://brokensidewalk.com/2016/abandonment-of-trolleys/

    https://inhabitat.com/what-happened-to-los-angeles-streetcars/general-motors-streetcar-conspiracy/

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