Monday, 28 December 2015

Trams in Turin, Italy

The Turin tramway network is an important part, along with the Turin Metro of the public transport network of the city of Turin in Italy. In operation since 1871, the network is about 84 km  long, and comprises 10 lines.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Lisbon Trams, Portugal.

The Lisbon tramway network  serves the municipality of Lisbon. In operation since 1873, it presently comprises five urban lines. The construction of the Metro and the expansion of the Bus system began the slow decline of the network.

The five remaining lines only operate in the southern centre and west of the city. Despite the relevant tourist attraction, those lines are still very important because of sections of the city's topography that can only be crossed by small trams. Tram 15 also connects the entire western river front of the city to the centre and allows a better flow of passengers with the bus system towards an area that still is not served by the metro.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Trams in Marseille in 1929 (Vintage Post Card)

This is a view of the Trams in Marseille in 1929. On the reverse of this post card the date in 12/3/1929.

The Sprinter, Netherlands.

The Sprinter is the nickname for a City Regional Train in operation since 2003 in the Netherlands. If you observe the stamps, you will see the same kind of train on the stamps too.

The Death Railway, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names, is a 415 kilometres (258 miles) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Yangon, Myanmar. The portion in use today measures some 130 km (80 miles). The line was abandoned beyond Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi. Today there is a regular train service between Thonburi railway station to Kanchanaburi via the Bridge on the River Kwai.