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