Part 8
(routes 23 through B)

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23. Dvorets Sporta - Svyatoshino
Route 23 used to run from Dvorets Sporta along Saksaganskogo and all of Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt down to Svyatoshino. This train has been captured on Saksaganskogo, short of the intersection with Tolstogo.
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 08.1973]
Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt, near the Ulitsa Sholudenko stop.
[Anatoliy Vilkovich, 1978?]
Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt, near Politechnicheskiy Institut.
[Anatoliy Vilkovich, 1978?]
Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt, approaching the bridge before Bolshevik.
[Anatoliy Vilkovich, 1978?]
Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt, Garmatnaya, which we have already seen before, The 1201 is the first MTV-82 car in Kiev!
[Kiev Museum of Electric Transportation, 1966]
It is hard to place this picture because of absence of any characteristic objects; supposedly this is either the park near Polytechnical Institute, or the Pushkin Park, on Brest-Litovskiy Prospekt.
[Kiev Museum of Electric Transportation]
24. Dvorets sporta - Goloseevskaya Ploschad
The 24 connected Bessarabka and Stalinka via Ulitsa Gorkogo. Pictured here is a car completing its turn from Dimitrova into Bozhenko, with Central (Shevchenko) Depot and the tail of a KTP-1 trailer in the background.
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
25. Vokzal - Puscha-Voditsa
At 24.4 km, this route held the postwar length record, running from Vokzal to Puscha-Voditsa via Podol. Yet, in its latest years it was served by a single car. It is at the Puscha-Voditsa loop that it was captured by the photographer.
[Hans Oerlemans, 12.09.1978]
30. Vokzal - Pecherskiy Most
Route 30 was served by MTV-82's up until mid-sixties, when there was a loop, not a stub track, at Pecherskiy Most. The 1501 is here against the background of the railway station, a bunch of other MTVs, a KTC, a Pobeda car, a trolleybus... In a minute, the white-jacketed militiaman will approach the author of the picture and say: "Comrade, it is not allowed to shoot the station!" - "But may I shoot the trams?" - "The trams, yes, you may".
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
Ulitsa Shota Rustaveli, the around-the-block loop at Bessarabka (Dvorets Sporta). Trailing behind the 1508 is a KTM-1+KTP-1 train, apparently on route 23, for which this is a terminus.
[Archive of Photographic Documents of Ukraine, 10.1956]
1532, most probably at Ploschad Slavy, turning left from Suvorova into Yanvarskogo Vosstaniya towards Arsenal.
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
1523 at the same spot, going in the same direction.
[Hugh Ballment, 1960's (?)]
The entrance to the Pecherskiy Most loop. Trams made a right and turned around near today's Bulvar Likhacheva.
[Kiev Museum of Electric Transportation]
31. Kontraktovaya Ploschad - ZZhBK
The 31 was one of the very few, if not the only one, where one could see the MTVs on the left bank. Beginning at Kontraktovaya Ploschad, it ran along the embankment towards Most Patona. Car 1371 is pictured here near the Dnepr metro station.
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 06.1961]
This is supposedly near the modern Ploschad Geroev Velikoy Otechestvennoy Vojny (Heroes of the Great Patriotic War Square), before entering Most Patona.
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 10.1959]
Having crossed the river by the bridge, the route continues along Prospekt Vossoedineniya towards Leningradskaya Ploschad and Darnitsa. The train is on the prospect, city-bound. Work in progress is, apparently, the prospect being widened and the line being moved closer to the Rusanovka canal.
[Hans Oerlemans (?), 1970]
The car being washed, most probably in the Kurenevka depot, which served this route at the time.
[1960-s (?)]
A. Circular
Route A followed a closed loop: Kontraktovaya Ploschad - Ploschad Pobedy - Bessarabka - Pechersk - Evropeyskaya Ploschad - Kontraktovaya Ploschad; route B ran the same way in the opposite direction. In the background is Ploschad Pobedy and the new building of the circus under construction, and car 1252 is on a stretch of the track on Saksaganskogo, to be lifted a few months later.
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
1298, a block further along the route, having passed Kominterna. Also in the picture are a KTM-1+KTP-1 train on route 9 as well as an ancient Kh+M on the 10.
[Raymond De Groote Jr., 11.07.1959]
When the Ploschad Pobedy (Victory Square) junction was reconstructed, this route began to run on Zhilyanskaya, rather than Saksaganskogo, between that square and Kominterna.
[Anatoliy Vilkovich collection, 1959?]
Evropeyskaya Ploschad, after descending from Pechersk and before descending into Podol.
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 10.1959]
Ulitsa Aleksandrovskaya (Zhdanova, Sagaydachnogo) in Podol.
[Anatoliy Vilkovich collection, 1959?]
B. Circular
It is not quite clear why a car (1301) on route B emerged at the same spot at the same time - it should have been going in the opposite direction. Could just be that the driver failed to change the sign...
[Wolfgang Schreiner, 10.1959]
The Lukyanovka depot. In the center is 1298 from route B, flanked by 1228 from the 8 and 1275 from the 4. On the background to the right is the hero of our next story, the Kiev KTV car...
[Archive of Photographic Documents of Ukraine, 1959]

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