Re: Re: Sixty years of trolleybuses, Pilsen
  Dudley Horscroft

This is the sort of populated area suited to trolleybuses.  Trams for cities where there are large numbers of people.



On 1/01/2022 11:26 am, TP wrote:
> 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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