Russia - Trams

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Trams of Habarovsk (Khabarovsk)

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This tram of Habarovsk is of the type RVZ-6 which was made at the factory RVR in Riga Latvia from 1960 until 1987 in 6008 copies. A really common tram type. Photo 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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Same tram as above. Photo from Habarovsk 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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Same tram seen from behind. These old RVR trams are already in a pretty bad shape. Photo from Habarovsk 7.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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Another similar RVR tram. Photo from Habarovsk 8.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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Another similar RVR tram on line 2. Photo from Habarovsk 8.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

Trams of Irkutsk

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Irkutsk is the capital of the Irkutsk oblast, the administrative city of Irkutsky district. The Trans-Siberian Railway and several important roads connect it to not only Europe but also China. Trams are one of the most important means of transportation inside the city. This tram is a very traditional and typical Soviet Russian tram, it is a KTV-5 tram from Ust-Katavsk in Russia. They are spread all over the ex Soviet empire, but nowhere else.
Picture from Irkutsk 4.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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There are seven tram lines in Irkutsk presently. This one is from the no.1 line Volzhskaya — Studgorodok. This one is an old Soviet time tram of the type KTM5M3. The type is from 1971 and it was in its time the most built tram type in the Soviet Union with 12 943 trams built. It was built by the Ust-Katawer wagon factory ФГУП Усть-Катавский вагоностроительный завод имени С. М. Кирова (УКВЗ) in various versions out of which this is one of the most modern.
Picture from Irkutsk 4.7.2016 by Timo Varshukov.

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