Trolley Museum in Nizhny Novgorod. Shall we go?

Trolley Museum

Entry to the depot №1 in Nizhny Novgorod (Museum)

History tram and trolleybus

On the so-called “night of museums” in 2014 in Nizhny Novgorod we were in trolley Museum or more precisely of electrotransport. This little-known attraction is located near the center (at the depot number 1), but, even so, getting there is not easy. We arrived by car, hardly found a place for Parking on a small patch in front of the gate and entered across rails. Sightseeing took about forty minutes, we had a little chat with the “tour guide”, which held a tour for spontaneously formed group. Unfortunately, we has only one “litmus” baby :), but he ran and pulled levers as three.

About the location of the tram museum and how to get there, see below, and now…

9 trams and 2 trolley, which once rode through the streets of the city, allow us to estimate the history of electric transport in Nizhny Novgorod from the very beginnings to the present day. It all began in 1896 with the tram “Oerlikon”, which is presented in a collection of restored for the film in 1987 instance. By the way, apart from Kiev, now the Russian is not considered, tram Nizhny Novgorod – Russia’s first.

Oerlikon output

“Oerlikon” at the exit of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin (From the book Yu.M.Kossogo “Your friend tram»

Any item can be touched by hands. You may to sit in the driver’s cab and passenger ‘seat’, from wooden to leatherette, pull handles. Is that so happiness for a child. And adults were interested to learn about with what “comfort” our ancestors was traveling in public transport. Narrow and wide doors, comfortable and not very ladders, “ergonomic” passenger seats and strict for drivers. Children expanse.

Balloon

Pay attention to the modern update :). Speedometer, type “balloon”. In this case, the wind speed measured, but if the focus (and someone to relax) … it seems that the tram rides.

In comparison with Locomotive Museum here is cleaner, there are signs, and note that Trolley Museum is located almost in the garden. Equipment is maintained in a pleasant eye condition. They say that you can get on the tour, but not easy, and in the building of the depot there are a room with models and photographs. We do not appreciate this, but we hope to get there, a ride on the tram-cafe , plying in Nizhny Novgorod. just one of the stops is in the museum of electrotransport.

Traditionally to go virtual tour with us through the Museum of electric transport, you can use gallery.

  • Превью
    Not that the Parking, but several cars with high clearance can be put.

    Not that the Parking, but several cars with high clearance can be put.

  • The gates are open, you can enter!

    The gates are open, you can enter!

  • The Museum under the open sky

    The Museum under the open sky

  •  In the circle

    In the circle

  •  
We're going, going, going to distant lands…

    We're going, going, going to distant lands…

  •   Come in, tightly, but not mad.

    Come in, tightly, but not mad.

  •  You spin the handlebar or do not twist, it's not going anywhere with rails

    You spin the handlebar or do not twist, it's not going anywhere with rails

  • The oldest tram…

    The oldest tram…

  •  Wagon runs. Bobs?!

    Wagon runs. Bobs?!

  • Gotcha, hare!

    Gotcha, hare!

  •   		
Next stop is 'the Museum of electric transport'!

    Next stop is 'the Museum of electric transport'!

  •  Did not touch anything, it drove itself…

    Did not touch anything, it drove itself…

  •  Here already more convenient.

    Here already more convenient.

  •  We also have a trolleybus!

    We also have a trolleybus!

  •  The guide tells how appeared in Nizhny Novgorod the first trolleybus.

    The guide tells how appeared in Nizhny Novgorod the first trolleybus.

  •  Here is such a first trolleybus route

    Here is such a first trolleybus route

  •  This is not a bagel, it RUDDER!

    This is not a bagel, it RUDDER!

  • You'll not steal :)

    You'll not steal :)

  •  Oh, and this is working and it is not exhibit

    Oh, and this is working and it is not exhibit

  • Just working depot.

    Just working depot.

  •  See as  the dashboard was changed for a hundred years…

    See as the dashboard was changed for a hundred years…

  •  And what transports this tram!? Some barrel…

    And what transports this tram!? Some barrel…

  •  Is it a tram which runs on accumulators!? We thought it a barrel, but it's 'battery'!

    Is it a tram which runs on accumulators!? We thought it a barrel, but it's 'battery'!

  •  Snow thrower-tram is relaxed summer in apple orchards.

    Snow thrower-tram is relaxed summer in apple orchards.

  •  Don't come near me, I do not exhibit!

    Don't come near me, I do not exhibit!

  •  Floor, of course, not parquet, but the tram wooden!

    Floor, of course, not parquet, but the tram wooden!

  •  Though wooden, but worked 'old' long.

    Though wooden, but worked 'old' long.

  •  Gently, trams drifts in skid.

    Gently, trams drifts in skid.

We heard from one woman some interesting information, it seems that she is a tour guide which was in the territory not specially. She had talked about trams and about the trolley buses.

The story is such, first trolleybus routes was launched only in the middle of the XX century. Estimate, the difference between the appearance of the tram and trolleybus in Nizhny Novgorod over 50 years. Several experienced drivers of buses were sent to study in Moscow, the case was unfamiliar and responsibly. One of these drivers later became the Director of depot. And these reliable people transported passengers only from Gorky square to square of Minin. As I understand it, Gorky square was then called as “1 May”, what we can be seen on the exhibit-trolleybus. The story was enticing, and we wanted to get into the Museum of history of tram and trolleybus, already with tickets, to use excursion.

Not on purpose, we climbed into the modern tram which standing on real rails. The instrument panel impresses by the number of switches and analog devices. Back to the “history” – now everything is clear, that’s lever – just pull.

You can not come out

To leave the article while reading forbidden! :)

In the Museum there is a unique technique.

Trams
  • Oerlikon. Belgium. 1896 year
  • A series X Ust-Katav and Mytishchi plants. 1926-1941 years
  • A series КМ. The Plant “Krasnoe Sormovo”(Nizhny Novgorod). 1926-1939 гг
  • A series ЛМ (ЛМ-49 and ЛМ-57) Plant “Leningrad Motor”. 1949 and 1957 years, respectively.
  • A series РВЗ (РВЗ-6 and РВЗ-7). The Riga wagon works. 1960—1987. РВЗ-7 – the world’s only preserved wagon.
  • A series МТВ (МТВ-82) Tushinskiy plant, Riga plants. 1947-1961 years
Trolleybus
  • МТБ-82 Tushinskiy plant. 1946—1961 years
  • ЗиУ-5.The plant them. Uritskogo in Engels.1961-1972 years

A simplified diagram of the tram

In order to be sure to explain to children what is what in the exhibit, a simple drawing.

Simple scheme of tram

Simplified diagram of the electric transport

  1. Wagon bogie.Between the wheels is brake.
  2. The current collector. Also yoke. Also pantograph. Also just arc.
  3. Cabin, inside of which is driving controller – lever, instead steering. In the modern trams, instead of a lever pedal is applied.
  4. saloon of tram.
  5. «Sausage» – coupling for connection between wagons. in former times children riding on this.

Approximate management process tram:the driver raise the pantograph (“arc”) and connects the wagon, gradually turning the handle of the controller or by pressing on the pedal gives on traction engines more and more current, and the tram accelerates. On reaching the desired speed, the driver sets the handle of the controller to the zero position, the current is switched off and the wagon is driving coasting. For braking the controller is installed in the brake position.

Personal assessment

Advantages

Availability excursions and signs. Not high cost. Interesting specimens techniques.

Failings

Inconvenient location, in terms of the nearest stops. Some difficulties in order to get into the Museum individually.

Reviews of friends and acquaintances

  • Mike (7y): There are 2 trolleybus.
  • Natalia(more 30y): You can go with the children, a girl, with the guests of the city. It will be interesting also adults.

Where is the museum of trams

Address: street Generala Ivlieva, 1. Tram depot No.1. phones: (831) 468-98-88 working time: 08.00 – 16.30 (tuesday-thursday). Lunch from 12.00 to 12.30 Entrance ticket: 100 rubles. Discount ticket – 50 rubles

How to get to the Museum

Well, you can leave the Museum/the article, if you know how to get to this place. Any disasters is not expected :).


interesting sign

To the stop “street Boris Kornilov”: 19 tram, buses number 16,61, 72,85, minibuses 10,18,34,41,55. Then go to the tram ring on the streets of Nadezhda Suslova to the intersection with street Ivlieva.

Or to stop “Tram depot No.1”: 27 tram, trolleybus number 16, minibus 46. Walk the short distance

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