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Tatra T3 on the Manesuv Most (bridge), tram route 18. Photo by David Pirmann, May 2003.

Overview

Any trip to Prague to tram-fan wouldn't be complete without visiting some of the several bridges across the Vltava that carry trams (there's eight of them!). The photos below show two bridges. The Manesuv Most gives some great photo opportunities with the Prague Castle and St. Vitus' Cathedral up on the hill in the distance. There's also some other interesting photo opportunities on the system, like a section of gantlet trackage that runs through a building, and several locations with interesting buildings-- like churches-- providing scenic backdrops. There's even a couple of grand unions with trams going every which way, including one (at Palmovka) which is a grand union with no automobile traffic.

Prague has an extensive tram museum rivaling those in Vienna and the National Tramway Museum in England. I believe they have seven motor cars available for charters. They also run a regular service (route 91) on weekends which loops from the museum Depot at Stresovice down past Prague Castle on the west side of the Vltava River to the Old Town on the east side, and back. We ran three days of charters using motor cars 240, 351, 412, 2110, 3062. I'll try to fill in some more information about these as I have a chance. Each motor car had one or two trailers as well. There were additional cars in the "active" carbarn that we didn't use, and the museum collection has a large number of other cars on static display in an adjoining barn. The fan trips took us out many of the lines with photo stops along the way, as well as into several of the depots along the lines.

Maps

Prague Tram Route Map

Prague Metro Route Map

Tram Roster

Type Numbers
T3 67xx-69xx
T3SU 7001-7020
T3SUCS 7021-7292
T3M 8005-8106
T3RP 8211-8245, 8300-8554
T3R.PV 8151-8181
T3R.PLF 8251-8258
Tatra T6A5 (1995-1997) 8600-8750
Tatra KT8D5 (1986-1990) (double ended) 9001-9048 (pre-modernization); 9051-9098 (post-modernization, same cars but with 50 added to the number)
Tatra RT6N1 (retired) 9101-9104
Škoda 14 T 9111-9170
Škoda 15 T 9201-9450
Tramcars of type T3, rebuilt to sightseeing trams 5500, 5601, 5602
Tatra T3 converted to works use: training, snow plows, etc.; approx. 25 vehicles 55xx


Tram Photo Gallery


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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Petriny

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Vozovna Stresovice

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Karlovo Namesti

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Manesuv Most

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Manesuv Most

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Letenska

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Strasnicka

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Probezna

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Petriny

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Prague Tram Museum

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Photo by: Jos Straathof
Location: Namesti Miru

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Photo by: Jos Straathof
Location: Havlickova

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Photo by: Jos Straathof
Location: Karlovo Namesti

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Photo by: Jos Straathof
Location: Jugoslavska

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Photo by: Jos Straathof
Location: Hradcanska


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Metro Photo Gallery


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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Nádraží Holešovice (formerly Fučíkova)

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Strašnická

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Photo by: Filip Matuska
Location: Ládví

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Photo by: Filip Matuska

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Můstek

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Depo Hostivař

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Photo by: Filip Matuska
Location: Karlovo náměstí

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Photo by: Filip Matuska
Location: Náměstí Republiky

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Lužiny

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Rajská zahrada

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Hlavní nádraží (Main Station)

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Photo by: Matthias Frey
Location: Muzeum

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Hradčanská

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Jinonice

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Photo by: Bernard Chatreau
Location: Vyšehrad (formerly Gottwaldova)


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Photos By Location

Metro A

Motol, Petřiny, Veleslavín, Červený Vrch, Dejvická, Hradčanská, Malostranská, Staroměstská, Můstek, Muzeum, Náměstí Míru, Jiřího z Poděbrad, Flora, Želivského, Strašnická, Skalka, Depo Hostivař

Metro B

Zličín, Stodůlky, Luka, Lužiny, Between Lužiny & Hůrka, Hůrka, Nové Butovice, Jinonice, Radlická, Smíchovské nádraží (Smíchov Station), Anděl (formerly Moskevská), Karlovo náměstí, Národní třída, Můstek, Náměstí Republiky, Florenc (formerly Sokolovská), Křižíkova, Invalidovna, Palmovka, Českomoravská, Vysočanská, Kolbenova, Hloubětín, Rajská zahrada, Černý Most

Metro C

Letňany, Prosek, Střížkov, Ládví, Kobylisy, Nádraží Holešovice (formerly Fučíkova), Vltavská, Florenc (formerly Sokolovská), Hlavní nádraží (Main Station), Muzeum, I.P.Pavlova, Vyšehrad (formerly Gottwaldova), Pražského povstání, Pankrác (formerly Mládežnická), Budějovická, Kačerov, Roztyly (formerly Primátora Vacka), Chodov (formerly Budovatelů), Opatov (formerly Družby), Háje (formerly Kosmonautů), (Misc/Unknown)

Links

Prague Official Transit Site

Prague Tram Museum (Official)

UrbanRail Prague Metro

Page Credits

By David Pirmann. Maps by Pavel Macku.









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