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The second attempt was made in Dnepropetrovsk and was, generally, a success. YuMZ (Yuzhny Mashinostroitelny Zavod, i.e., South Machine-Building Plant), famous in the Soviet times for the missiles it produced, started making trolleybuses based on the Kiev-11 (it's all but impossible to distinguish them with an inexperienced eye), but of much better quality. The new model came to be known as YuMZ-T1.
The first T1s came to Kiev in January 1993 and were dispatched to Depot No. 4. A new series was not opened for them; instead, the enumeration of the DAC's was continued. The last DAC was 4401, hence the first T1 got the number 4402. However, a month later there was a transit strike, as a result of which Depot No. 4 was temporarily disbanded; 4402 and 4403, which had arrived by then, got transferred to Depot No. 2. All the subsequent T1's came directly to said depot. "By inertia", they continued to be numbered 44**; eventually, however, the 24** series was began. According to some sources, 4411–4415 existed at first and got renumbered later, the first digit being replaced with 2. That's how a somewhat awkward enumeration came into existence: 4402–4410, 2411–2457.
Some of the more old T1's have already been retired. The rest can be seen on most of the routes that Depot No. 2 serves.
|4402||In Trolleybus Depot No. 2, out of service.
It wasn't retired, though, and ran up to 2003.|
|4404||At the Chernobylskaya loop of route 7??|
|4405||On route 5, making a left turn from Severno-Syretskaya onto
Marshala Grechko. The wires for a right turn, which are visible in the picture,
were used from 1991 through 1993 by route 32, which back then connected
the Kristall plant with the residential area of Vinogradar.|
|4406||In Depot No. 2, seemingly after retirement.|
|4407||Same place, apparently same state.|
|4408||On route 5, crossing Internatsionalnaya Ploschad.
Wires of route 23, along Ul. Stetsenko, are visible.|
|4409||On Vladimirskaya, on the around-the-block loop of route 5.
In the background is the old building of the Vernadsky Library, which
currently houses the periodicals division.|
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