Dale Laird from TRAMS passed along some links today showing Moscow’s Nov. 22 celebration of 75 years of trolley buses. They celebrated with a parade of eight vintage and new trolleys, much like we did in August for the 60th anniversary of our trolley buses.
According to this English-language news video from Russia Today, Moscow has the largest trolley bus network in the world, with 1,600 trolleys on the system, 87 routes, and one million riders a day!!
And through the magic of Google Translate, I managed to do a little digging and find a bunch more photo galleries of the Moscow trolley parade.
Here’s one from a user named Gazolin, and one from a user named Vartal, and one from Tov. Amen. (There is a really good chance I’m spelling everybody’s name wrong here, but I do it in the name of trolleys.)
And if you go to this forum page, there’s a huge list of parade photos from a Chinese bulletin board about halfway down the page. Not sure how that happened, but there’s trolley fans everywhere, I guess!