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.