So here’s a quick third part to the saga of the retired trolleys. Yesterday, I got an email from Jorge Guevara, from the Mendoza transit agency that bought our retired trolley buses! He promised to send pictures when our trolley buses arrive, and also sent me a few photos of the trolleys in Mendoza, which he said I could share with all of you.
And here they are, the trolleys of Empresa Provincial de Transportes de Mendoza! (That’s the name of Mendoza’s transit agency, if you didn’t know.)
Edit: A reader emailed me to say the above bus is a Russian ZIU5 or 9, which he described as a very common model in the former Soviet bloc and often exported.
A little Googling also digs up this little article by Jorge about the history of the trolley system in Mendoza. Very interesting!
And if you’ve missed the earlier posts on our retired trolleys, check them out here:
Edit: Here’s a late addition. Jorge just sent me another photo: