Vintage: Trams in Poland (1930s)

Vintage: Trams in Poland (1930s)


In 1927, a privately owned light rail line called EKD was built, connecting several neighboring towns with the center of Warsaw using electric railcars similar to trams, only larger and more massive, with frequent stops and tracks running along the streets in city; however the system was incompatible with the Warsaw trams as it used standard gauge tracks while the city network still used broad gauge left from Russian times. In 1925, the company operating the Warsaw trams decided to construct a rapid transit system. Preliminary boring started, but the Warsaw Metro was postponed because of the Great Depression; the idea resurfaced in 1938, but was again buried with the outbreak of World War II.

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Accident near Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw, 1931

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Accident near Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw, 1934

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Aleja Jerozolimskich and Nowy Świat in Warsaw, 1936

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Car accident in Warsaw, 1938

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Chmielna street in Warsaw, 1931-1937

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Clash of the tram with a lorry at the junction of 11 Listopada and Kowieńska. Warsaw, 1935

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Construction of Connection between Zoliborz with the center of Warsaw, 1930s

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Decorated tram during the opening ceremony of the new line in Krakow, 1934

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Depot near Kawęczyńska street during the strike. Warsaw, 1937

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Depot near Wola during the strike. Warsaw, 1936

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Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw, 1939

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Krakowskie Przedmieście street in Warsaw. 1939

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Leaving the depot near Tramwajowa street in Lodz, 1930s

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Line 3 tram in Warszawa, 1933

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Line 17 tram at the depot near Żoliborska street in Warsaw, 1930s

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Overcrowded trams in Warsaw, 1937

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Passengers waiting at the entrance to the tram – line 3, Warsaw, 1933

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Plac Wolności in Poznan, 1932

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Shopping street Gwarna in Poznan, 1935

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The final tram station of 15A line at Bielany. Warszawa, 1933

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The interior of the tram near Jakubskie Przedmieście in Torun, 1935


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