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Moscow celebrates 75 years of trolley buses

Moscow celebrates 75 years of trolley buses

A vintage trolley bus in Moscow's 75th anniversary of trolley buses celebration. <a href=http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://vartal.livejournal.com/29314.html&usg=ALkJrhgCXHAX6dfH1hrM3apHz94saadJ_w#cutid1>Photo by Vartal</a>.
A vintage trolley bus in Moscow's 75th anniversary of trolley buses celebration. Photo by Vartal.

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!