In Memory of Kiev Trams + Photo Gallery of Trams and Trolleybuses:: Photo Galleries:: Trams:: T6 — Farewell to the Comecon


Part 4 (061–077, 100–101)

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061Train 060+061 on Ul. Zakrevskogo, approaching the Ulitsa Saburova terminus of route 35.
[Anton, 03.06.2007]
062Car 062 is a satellite to 063. The trainset leaves the already-familiar Dvorets Kultury "Dnepr" stop, bound for Rembaza on route 22. In the background one can see apartment blocks dating back to the end of XX century.
[Kostj Kozlov, 28.11.2003]
063On a snowy day, car 063 is on Naberezhnoe Shosse, on route 31, bound for the left bank of the Dnieper. An advantage of the tram is seen clearly: On the roadway, there is a traffic jam, whereas the tram tracks are free. Nowadays a single tram route 5 runs here, which lets one reach Podol from the neighborhood of the Paton Bridge as quickly as before, while any rubber-tired means of transit (including the 51 bus which replaced tram route 31) can easily get stuck in traffic.
[Kostj Kozlov, 04.02.2004]
064Despite the virtual uselessness of the speed tram route 2 (service on which is suspended as of this writing), there were a few days in the year when demand was so high that it actually had to be served by trainsets. Those were religious holidays, and the passengers would be going to the St Trinity Church, rebuilt in 2000 just next to the tram line. This picture was taken on the eve of Easter, the train approaching said church on Ul. Balzaka.
[Anton, 23.04.2006]
065Naberezhnoe Shosse, south of Podol. According to one version, this is the spot where Prince Vladimir baptized Kievans back in 988. Nowadays, there is an embankment here — and a tram line. Up until 2004, tram routes connecting the two banks of the Dnieper ran here; in this picture, a trainset is bound for Podol. To the left are a few industrial buildings from the end of XIX — beginning of XX century.
[Kostj Kozlov, 05.03.2004]
066This is where the tram line connecting the two banks of the Dnieper used to enter the Paton bridge. The photo was taken on the last day of trans-Dnieper tram service. A car in advertisement livery turns from Bulvar Druzhby Narodov, whose continuation is the bridge, onto Naberezhnoe Shosse, to proceed towards Podol, on route 31.
[Kostj Kozlov, 09.06.2004]
067The Prospekt Gagarina tram line, between Leningradskaya Ploschad and Krasnogvardeyskaya Ulitsa. A trainset with 067 at the head is serving route 33 from Voskresenka towards DVRZ. A Gazel jitney can be see on the left. No trams run here today.
[Nick S., 24.08.2004]
068The last months of the existence of route 26. Trainset 068+318 (the trailer having been transferred from the Shevchenko Depot on the right bank) proceeds towards Kharkovsky Massiv. Buildings from the 1950-60s align the street.
[Stefan Mashkevich, 29.05.2004]
069A T6 trainset headed by 069 is on Alma-Atinskaya Ulitsa. In the far corner of the route sign window on the top one can see a plaque bearing an inscription "To the depot".
[Stefan Mashkevich, 08.09.2003]
070070, a satellite to 069, having just passed a roundabout at the intersection of Revutskogo, Trostyanetskaya, and Ahmatovoy, enters the latter street. It is serving route 8, bound for Metro Poznyaki.
[Anton, 21.10.2007]
071Prospekt Grigorenko in the residential neighborhood of Poznyaki. Trainset 071+072 is on route 8, also bound for Metro Poznyaki. Both these cars were transferred from the Krasin (nowadays Podolskoe) Depot into the Darnitsa Depot at the beginning of the 1990s.
[Stefan Mashkevich, 02.09.2003]
072The same two cars in the same trainset, at the Metro Poznyaki terminus of route 8. The 072 is further away from the photographer. Back then, the other terminus of this route was Darnitsky Vokzal; it was extended to Metro Lesnaya in the summer of 2004.
[Stefan Mashkevich, 02.09.2003]
073Another ex-Krasin car, 073, here a satellite to 014, is on route 33, on Prazhskaya Ulitsa, rolling towards Leningradskaya Ploschad.
[Stefan Mashkevich, 27.05.2003]
074074+075, also ex-Krasin, approaching the Ulitsa Andreya Malyshko stop, on route 28 from Troeschina towards Metro Lesnaya. A perspective view on Bratislavskaya and Miropolskaya is in the background.
[Anton, 14.03.2007]
075Trailer car 075 on the same spot, a few seconds later.
[Anton, 14.03.2007]
076Having been transferred from the Krasin Depot, these cars could still go back to the right bank of the Dnieper — up until the Paton Bridge line was dismantled. Here in this picture, 076 is laying over at the Kontraktovaya Ploschad terminus. Behind the trees, one can see architectural masterpieces of Kiev: Gostiny Dvor and the St Andrew church.
[Alexander Redko, 26.08.2003]
077Another car from the same batch on the right bank, on Pochtovaya Ploschad. It is serving route 31, bound for the Kontraktovaya Ploschad terminus, the picture being taken from a pedestrian bridge over Naberezhnoe Shosse near Rechnoy Vokzal (boat station). One can see the stone building of the Kiev mail relay station (the name of the square itself is translated as Postal Square), as well as the newly-rebuilt Nativity Church. On the left, rising away from us, is Vladimirsky (ex-Aleksandrovsky) Spusk, which is where the first electric tram line in the Russian Empire was built in 1892.
[Stefan Mashkevich, 30.08.2003]
100This is Bratislavskaya Ulitsa again. Along with many already-familiar things, though, there is one out-of-the-ordinary thing: a T6+T6 trainset whose head car was manufactured in the Czech Republic, and the trailer coming from Dnepropetrovsk in Ukraine. The two cars are actually nearly identical and can work as a multiple-unit set without any issues.
[Anton, 14.03.2007]
101Nowadays, the 100 is a satellite to its sister car 101, also manufactured at the Yuzhmash in Dnepropetrovsk in 1994. Here the trainset is on Prazhskaya Ulitsa, proceeding towards Leningradskaya Ploschad on route 33.
[Vadim Pudovkin, 16.04.2005]

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