Re: Sixty years of trolleybuses, Pilsen

The present - a rather evocative photo of a 27Tr on Line 11, Pilsen -
except that there's no "Line" on this stretch.

Tony P

On Saturday, 1 January 2022 at 11:15:22 UTC+11 TP wrote:

> An historical lineup in chronological order of sixty years of trolleybuses

> serving Pilsen, 1940-2020, in front of a municipal house and taken from the

> main railway station. The overhead wires in this historical city don't

> appear to be the problem that is made of them elsewhere. I don't recall

> noticing them except at junctions and crossings where they are rather

> untidy, but Pilsen is now buying in-motion charging trolleybuses that no

> longer need a complete array of wires and have considerable range off-wire.


> Over 14,000 trolleybuses have been manufactured at Škoda Pilsen and

> exported around the world, the second largest trolleybus manufacturer in

> the world after one in USSR, now defunct, so now the largest in Europe. On

> that note, the formerly largest trolleybus system in the world, in Moscow,

> has recently been closed and replaced by a fleet of battery-electric buses.

> We'll see how that goes. The performance metrics of a modern trolleybus are

> superior to those of a battery (or fuel cell) electric bus, notably in

> respect of virtual 24 hour availability and lower weight, hence greater

> passenger capacity and lower power consumption. The transport world is

> afflicted by an irrational madness today.


> Tony P




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