Trams of Bydgoszcz Past

The beginning of the month was a holiday weekend here so all sorts of exciting things were happening here in town.

One thing that happens here during special holidays is that they run a couple of the old original trams on some of the old historical lines.  By dumb luck when we were taking the dog to the dog park we were finally able to see one of these up close and personal.

Here are 2 models of our city trams.  The one on the left is one of the most used here in town.  There are newer models  being used but not not near as many as the older one.   The one on the right is one of the original trams here in town.

Here are 2 models of our city trams. The one on the left is one of the most used here in town. There are newer models being used but not near as many as the older one. The one on the right is one of the original trams here in town.

"A" was so excited to see one up close!

“A” was so excited to see one up close!

The controllers of the old tram before technology took over.

The controllers of the old tram before technology took over.

Loved the inside of the tram.  Now when it get to be in the upper 80's I am not sure how nice they would be as I can imagine how warm they would be without air conditioning.

Loved the inside of the tram. Now when it gets to be in the upper 80′s I am not sure how nice they would be as I can imagine how warm they would be without air conditioning.

They even wear the old uniforms!

They even wear the old uniforms!

This is my driving life here in Bydgoszcz with trams.  See the curvey  line?  If you see that line that means there is a tram stop and if there is a tram right next to you or in front of you, you better stop before it.

This is my driving life here in Bydgoszcz with trams. See the curvy line? If you see that line that means there is a tram stop and if there is a tram right next to you or in front of you, you better stop before the line if there is a red light in front of you, like I do.

I have learned to not mind driving next to them but I will be honest for the first couple of months I HATED every minute of it as I was always worried that I would run into one.

If you live in a town with trams?  How do you feel driving next to them?

love kelley
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3 Responses to Trams of Bydgoszcz Past

  1. Joey says:

    I wish we had such nice looking trams in Poznan :) It looks like they actually have seats in this tram!

  2. Scott R. Lucado says:

    In Tarnow, they took out the trams, but kept one, which is now used as a cafe–right in Krakowska Street. Had a Coke there.

    Krakow has some nice new trams; didn’t get to ride one, but they looked pretty comfortable.

    As for riding trams in the heat, I used to ride Chicago’s buses and trains in summer, when they weren’t air-conditioned. And you’re right, it was a pretty awful experience.

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