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Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« on: 30.09.2009, 20:08:23 »
Last Friday, 7 Van Hool AG280T's were transported from Ghent, Belgium, to Rotterdam. After another 8 trolleys have arrived, all 15 will be send to Plovdiv by train, I guess that will be somewhere next week. Some pictures are attached. I will also add some pictures in the next days on http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo0201/
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #1 on: 01.10.2009, 21:03:46 »
Thank you!
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #2 on: 01.10.2009, 21:09:45 »
Unfortunately the other 8 trolleys were a bit in a hurry. They are already in Holland now. I hope to catch the train with the 15 trolleybuses and send some pictures of this train....you will know in a few days...
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #3 on: 01.10.2009, 21:55:51 »
I hope to catch the train with the 15 trolleybuses and send some pictures of this train....you will know in a few days...

It would be great! I'm so excited!
Ако спориш с идиот, вероятността той да прави абсолютно същото е много голяма.(Марк Твен)

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Underground trains already resemble more of the cattle transports than transportation system for humans.
Actually cattle could never be transported in such awful conditions due to animal welfare regulations. But no one gives a damn about how Londoners travel!

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #4 on: 01.10.2009, 22:10:31 »
Me too. But well, there's a chance that the train will leave during night hours...and that I hope not! ;)
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #5 on: 01.10.2009, 23:01:27 »
Nice pics.
Why are these trolleys so ugly? How old are they?

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #6 on: 01.10.2009, 23:16:10 »
Nice pics.
Why are these trolleys so ugly? How old are they?
21-22 years old.  :)
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #7 on: 02.10.2009, 00:28:42 »

Why are these trolleys so ugly?

I don't think they look ugly or bad! Personally I like the design. The technical condition is more important.
It's good, that the vehicle are double-articulated.
Ако спориш с идиот, вероятността той да прави абсолютно същото е много голяма.(Марк Твен)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #8 on: 02.10.2009, 03:19:08 »
Why are only 15, know what happened to the remaining 5 pieces

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #9 on: 02.10.2009, 20:29:33 »
I don't think they look ugly or bad! Personally I like the design. The technical condition is more important.
It's good, that the vehicle are double-articulated.
Тhey're only single-articulated! Van Holl still doesn't have double-articulated t-buses. Such vehicules produces only Hess-Swizerland.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #10 on: 02.10.2009, 21:11:02 »
I don't think they look ugly or bad! Personally I like the design. The technical condition is more important.
It's good, that the vehicle are double-articulated.
Тhey're only single-articulated! Van Holl still doesn't have double-articulated t-buses. Such vehicules produces only Hess-Swizerland.

Yes, you are right. I've meant exactly single-articulated.
Ако спориш с идиот, вероятността той да прави абсолютно същото е много голяма.(Марк Твен)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #11 on: 03.10.2009, 20:06:42 »
Today all 15 trolleys were on their way towards Bulgaria. I could just catch them near Emmerich, at the Dutch/German border.
Some more pictures of this train:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo0201/3976590021
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo0201/3977353194
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo0201/3977353600
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugo0201/3977354008
The buses were ex-De Lijn, Ghent: 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 09, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20.
A movie can be seen on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LC5KlQidvM
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #12 on: 09.10.2009, 21:41:57 »
Are they near Bulgaria? :rolleyes:
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #13 on: 09.10.2009, 22:04:38 »
Are they near Bulgaria? :rolleyes:

No...It seemed there has been a little problem and the train is still in Germany...:blink:
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #14 on: 09.10.2009, 22:21:36 »
Are they near Bulgaria? :rolleyes:

No...It seemed there has been a little problem and the train is still in Germany...:blink:
Serious? :blink: It is very very bad!  :( I can't believe. :( I thought that they are near but it is not true........  :(
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #15 on: 09.10.2009, 22:41:33 »
It seemed that one trolleypole has cut loose and now first they have to investigate before they can go further towards Bulgaria... :(
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #16 on: 11.10.2009, 13:52:31 »
I have uploaded some more pictures of the transport in and nearby Holland:
http://hugofoto.fotopic.net/c1766568.html :)
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #17 on: 11.10.2009, 21:11:37 »
Thank you. :) How many times does it take for finding trolleypole and investigating? In Plovdiv there are so many trolleybuses, which are not in use so I think that they can put one trolleypole from one of unuse trolleybuses.  ;)Is this a problem or we have to find another way to solve the problem?  :bb:
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #18 on: 11.10.2009, 22:15:04 »
Thank you. :) How many times does it take for finding trolleypole and investigating? In Plovdiv there are so many trolleybuses, which are not in use so I think that they can put one trolleypole from one of unuse trolleybuses.  ;)Is this a problem or we have to find another way to solve the problem?  :bb:

Losing a pole is an accident and as such it must be investigated.In western Europe,unlike Bulgaria,people actually investigate problems. :) In UK (and most probably many other EU regions) there is a specific group (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) that deal with any train/tram issues and must publish a report when such happens to prevent further similar problems.
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #19 on: 11.10.2009, 23:06:34 »
Ok then when they'll come in Bulgaria?
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