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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #20 on: 14.10.2009, 19:17:38 »
Today one colleague saw one train with trolleybuses which came from Dragoman direction Sofia and he sad me that there were 15 trolleybuses which were second hand and articulated. Do you think that they're for us or no?  :) 
« Last Edit: 14.10.2009, 20:09:12 by troley_ lover »
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #21 on: 14.10.2009, 20:14:57 »
Оbviously!
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #22 on: 15.10.2009, 09:43:16 »
They arrived now in Filipovo rail station.  :fan:

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #23 on: 17.11.2009, 17:33:09 »
Hi to all of you.
First a few words about me. I am a trolleybus fan and I live in Liege in Belgium, a city which had a very important trolleybus network from 1939 until 1971. In 1971, it was decided to replace trolleybus by bus.

The only remaining trolleybus line of our country was in Ghent (150 km from where I live). This trolleybus line, opened in 1989 was closed in june 2009.

The 15 trolleybus coming to Plovdiv have been used in the city of Ghent for 20 years. When the line opened in 1989, there were 20 vehicles build by Van Hool. The type is AG280T.  Five years ago, two vehicles were damaged and never repaired. So there were only 18 vehicles remaining in use. Now after the closure of the line, one vehicle (number 10) has been chosen to become a (running) museum-trolleybus, number 11 has been purchased by a private person also to keep as a running museum-trolleybus. Number 10 has been purchased by a french museum near Marseille.

If you want to see the vehicles during their service life, you can visit my website: http://www.trams-trolleybus.be/index.html. It contains many things regarding trams & trolleys in Belgium and countries next to Belgium. If you just want to see the trolleys from Ghent, check this page: http://www.trams-trolleybus.be/TBGand.html. It contains lots of pictures and a few videos.

I have a page about the trolleys sent to Plovdiv, on it, I have put three pictures from, I think, a member of this forum. He agreed but I haven't got his name. If you recognise your pictures, please send me a private mail and I will credit you as the author.

Hope I gave you enough informations and hope you will enjoy the pictures on my site which is, unfortunately only in french.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #24 on: 18.11.2009, 00:14:37 »
I forgot to tell you that this bus should also arrive in Plovdiv.
This is not a trolleybus. It's a regular diesel bus. It is fitted with two poles which apply a special product on the overheads to remove frost during winter. Here's a picture of that bus.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #25 on: 18.11.2009, 18:37:53 »
Hi, I want you to say, that 15 trolleybuses are in Plovdiv, but this duobus is not here. And I want to ask when it will arrive in Bulgaria, because the winter will come soon.  :bb:
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #26 on: 18.11.2009, 22:15:29 »
On 5-th of December will arive 13 trolleybuses MAN from Germany and on 10-th of December will arive 28 canadian trolleybuses.  :fan:
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #27 on: 19.11.2009, 12:39:44 »
Hi Troley_lover,

The bus with trolleybus booms to defrost the overheads left Belgium by road. The bus will arrive by itself driven by someone from the Plovdiv depot. I don't have further informations I'm affraid. The 10 Man trolleybus should be coming from Solingen. If this is the case, this is this sort of vehicles:


If you or anyone else on this forum can make pictures of the Van Hool trolleybus when they will be put into service, I am VERY interrested.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #28 on: 19.11.2009, 18:07:14 »
Hi Troley_lover,

The bus with trolleybus booms to defrost the overheads left Belgium by road. The bus will arrive by itself driven by someone from the Plovdiv depot. I don't have further informations I'm affraid. The 10 Man trolleybus should be coming from Solingen. If this is the case, this is this sort of vehicles:


If you or anyone else on this forum can make pictures of the Van Hool trolleybus when they will be put into service, I am VERY interrested.

Kyliedog
Yes, those are trolleybuses, which will come from Solingen. Some of trolleybuses Van Hool are on trolleybus line 134. They will be presented tomorrow at the Garage "Filipovo" but no one of my colleagues will be there. :( I'm not in Plovdiv.  :(
« Last Edit: 19.11.2009, 18:57:51 by difian »
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #29 on: 19.11.2009, 19:12:14 »
Hi Troley_lover,
Thank you very much for your informations. Do you think it will be possible for someone to make to pictures and post over here?

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #30 on: 19.11.2009, 19:30:09 »
Hi Troley_lover,
Thank you very much for your informations. Do you think it will be possible for someone to make to pictures and post over here?

Kyliedog
I'm not sure, but the time will show. ;) If someone can make pictures tomorrow I'll tell you. :) You're lucky!!! :fan: :fan: :fan:  One of my colleagues will make pictures on Monday or Tuesday. :)
« Last Edit: 19.11.2009, 20:10:27 by troley_ lover »
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #31 on: 19.11.2009, 21:07:27 »
Thanks a lot. Yes I'm lucky  :bounce:
We could exchange a lot of pictures.....the pictures taken here in Belgium with pictures during their new live.
Troley_lover, can I ask you if you are a trolleybus driver or just a fan for a special reason.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #32 on: 19.11.2009, 21:21:47 »
Thanks a lot. Yes I'm lucky  :bounce:
We could exchange a lot of pictures.....the pictures taken here in Belgium with pictures during their new live.
Troley_lover, can I ask you if you are a trolleybus driver or just a fan for a special reason.

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I'm only fan.  :) I'm friend with drivers of trolleybuses in Plovdiv.  :) They know me and we can talk about everything.  :)
Някои хора трябва да обърнат внимание на това, което искат гражданите в отделните градове и тези хора се наричат  КМЕТОВЕ! Нека да спрем прибързаните решения на самите кметове и да им покажем какво искаме! ;)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #33 on: 19.11.2009, 23:01:18 »
Hi KYLIEDOG ,for me (and I believe for all the colleagues ) will be intersting if you present Liege's public transport.If you have some time and you wish of course you can make a separate topic :)

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #34 on: 19.11.2009, 23:20:05 »
Hi KYLIEDOG ,for me (and I believe for all the colleagues ) will be intersting if you present Liege's public transport.If you have some time and you wish of course you can make a separate topic :)


Hi Freepigeon, good idea. In a few days, I will make a new post about the former network trolleybus network of Liege.

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #35 on: 23.11.2009, 19:56:31 »
Pictures of Vanhool in Plovdiv and others buses.One question what is the model of this Vanhols AGT 280 or 500.
http://forum.gtsofia.info/index.php?topic=287.new;topicseen#new
« Last Edit: 23.11.2009, 19:59:08 by lud_pi4 »

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #36 on: 24.11.2009, 12:15:50 »
Hi lud_pi4,
The ex-trolleybus from Ghent are Van Hool AG280T.
If you are interested to know more about this vehicle, I can give you more informations simply because I own one.
Thank you very much for your excellent pictures!

Kyliedog
« Last Edit: 25.11.2009, 12:34:37 by KYLIEDOG »

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #37 on: 27.11.2009, 17:11:42 »
If you are interested to know more about this vehicle, I can give you more informations simply because I own one.

That'd be lovely.  :)
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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #38 on: 27.11.2009, 19:11:39 »
Ok, it's HERE

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Re: Trolleybuses for Plovdiv, Bulgaria
« Reply #39 on: 16.01.2010, 20:59:23 »
Hi, I am from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  In June 2008, our stupid city council voted to scrap the trolley-bus network by 2010, and then through a haste decision in 2009, our trolley-bus system was shut down abruptly in May.  I have learned that as many as 28 trolleys in excellent working condition were purchased by Plovidiv.  I am wondering if these classic American style GMC Fishbowl bodied, Brown Broveri electrical system equipped trolleys have been operating in Plovdiv now?  Please post some pictures of them.  Very much appreciated.