Part 7
(routes 17 through 21)

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17. Zavod "Bolshevik" - Ul. Semyi Sosninyh
Before they did away with trams on Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt, Borschagovka used to have a tram connection with the metro. Route 17 served the southern Borschagovka line, which branched off at Gnata Yury, just like it does today. Here, 1284 with trailer is city-bound.
[Hans Oerlemans, 10.09.1978]
As a photo spot, Gnata Yury is perhaps next to only Kontraktovaya Ploschad. However, this picture is obviously unique. In the course of construction, a stretch adjacent to it is temporarily used as single-track!
[Lukyanovka Depot museum]
Beyond the branching point, inside the Borschagovka residential area (apparently, Kartvelishvili St.).
[Hans Oerlemans, 10.09.1978]
Approaching the loop.
[Hans Oerlemans, 11.09.1978]
Next to the Semyi Sosninyh loop. This terminus will later be renamed Ulitsa Zodchih, and then route 1, replacing the 17, will be prolonged by several stops to the new Ulitsa Bulgakova terminus.
[Hans Oerlemans, 11.09.1978]
18. Zavod "Bolshevik" - Koltsevaya Doroga
The northern Borschagovka branch, to Koltsevaya Doroga (Loop Road), nowadays served by route 3, used to be served by the 18. 1246+1044 is about to leave the Bolshevik terminus.
[Hans Oerlemans, 10.09.1978]
1206 with trailer at Garmatnaya. One stop away from here, the train will make a right turn into Nikolaya Shpaka, a short stretch joining Brest-Litovskiy to the Otradnoe line. From the latter, it will turn into the Borschagovka line at the corner of Bulvar Lepse and Prospekt Komarova.
[Hans Oerlemans, 10.09.1978]
The branch at Gnata Yury which we already saw. An attentive study of the route table in the upper left corner, which mentions headways, reveals that routes 1 and 6 are auxiliary, the main ones being 17 and 18.
[Kiev Electric Transportation Museum]
A closeup of the same spot. The route has very little time left to live... Even though the Bolshevik loop will be there for another four years, nothing from Borschagovka will run there already in the year in question.
[Hans Oerlemans, 10.09.1978]
The same train headed by 1569 boarding, another one headed by 1521 laying over. The loop at Loop Road. The road is, in fact, by no means a loop (pardon the tautology!).
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 1977]
19. Kontraktovaya Ploschad - Ploschad Shevchenko
Route 19 used to be - and still is - a short version of the 12, covering all its length except for the forest stretch to Puscha Voditsa. At the Kontraktovaya Ploschad terminal: 1206+1065 on route 19, followed by single cars 1572 and 1287.
[P.H. Kiers, 28.07.1964]
Konstantinovskaya, Kontraktovaya Ploschad-bound, short of Verkhnij Val and Nizhnij Val. Both this track and the right turn into Nizhnij Val are absent nowadays. Here in this picture, however, trailing 1350+10xx is car 1374 on route 25, which is about to make the right turn without passing through Kontraktovaya Ploschad.
[Hans Oerlemans (?), 1970]
One could have thought this to be the next frame in a movie! The previous picture could not be exactly attributed, and it it possible that both, in fact, belong to the same person.
[J. Woltjes, 1970]
20. Kontraktovaya Ploschad - Muzgorodok
Photos of route 20 are scarce; after it was replaced with the same-numbered trolleybus route in 1960, Kiev never had a tram under that number. The tram used to go to the same place as the trolleybus - the Lavra, at that time called Muzgorodok (Muzeynyj Gorodok, meaning Museum Town). 1350 boarding at Kontraktovaya Ploschad...
[Archive of Photo Documents of Ukraine, 06.1958]
... and the same car, its back towards us, at Aleksandrovskaya (Sagaydachnogo) St. Facing it, running from Podol, towards us, is 1374 on the old route 3 from Kurenevka to Pechersk; in the background is a KTM-1+KTP-1 train on route 28.
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
21. Kontraktovaya Ploschad - Dom Ofitsera
The old route 21, a short version of the 16, was open almost simultaneously with the advent of the MTV. Car 1205 is seen here in Ploschad Stalina (Evropeyskaya). The slogan on the car reads: "The crew is on a Stakhanov Peace Watch". Anyone still remember what that means?
[Archive of Photo Documents of Ukraine, 1950]
At the Lukyanovka Depot, in a new shiny car. More than fifty years ago...
Car 1202 will faithfully serve for more than thirty years, ending up on route 14 towards the end.
[Kiev Electric Transportation Museum]
History has not kept the number of this car for us. Of note is a linguistic variation: in fact, the route table is in Russian on the previous photo, but in Ukrainian here.
[Lukyanovka Depot museum, 01.05.1952]

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