CarGoTram in Dresden

CarGoTram in Dresden

The transparent factory (Gläserne Manufaktur) of the Volkswagen plant in Dresden is supplied with material by means of a freight tram. The blue tram can only be seen at certain times in the streets of Dresden. This mural close to Dresden Mitte station gives you an impression of this rare streetcar. [German]

Museum tramway in Mariazell

At the depot of the museum tramway in Mariazell, Austria

I took this pic inside the depot of the museum tramway in Mariazell. The private association provides not only a museum tramway connecting the railway station of Mariazell with the nearby Erlauf Lake (Erlaufsee) but also consists of a fine selection of Austrian tramcars built before WW II. The depicted tramcar was designed by Austrian architect Otto Wagner.

Tram-train in Vienna

Three trams in a tram-train in Vienna, Austria

Next to the Museum of Technology in Vienna, I came across this train of three tram cars. It is a rare view in Vienna today. A better chance to see a sample of classic tramcars is a visit to the Transport Museum Remise. Or you join a tramway tour with one of these cars.

Yellow Ring Tram of Vienna

Yellow ring tramway in Vienna, Austria

The first district of Vienna is surrounded by a circle street called ‘The Ring’. Taking the yellow ‘Ring Tram’ is like taking a guided tour. The installed audio system explains in eight languages the buildings along the Ring, e.g. the parliament building, the Vienna State Opera and the Hofburg.

Interurban to Trenčianske Teplice

Interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to Trenčianske Teplice

On a sunny spring day I made a trip with this interurban from Trenčianska Teplá to the Slovakian spa Trenčianske Teplice. By the way I was pretty surprised to hear that the announcements on the train loudspeaker were not only made in Slovakian but also in English and even in German!