Europe - Soviet Union & Exported ZIU Trolleybuses

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111/IIa

SUEngland1937 Moscow AEC 664T/English Electric Trolleybus (No.1001).

111/IIaThe double-deck trolleybuses in Moscow was the idea of Nikita Khruschev, chairman of the Moscow Committee of the Comunist Party. In November 1936 the order was placed to AEC and English Electric for sample trolleybus, which was built in April 1937 and was shipped to Leningrad on board SS Luga. It had a blue and cream livery in very typically British style. Trials in Moscow began on 22d July 1937 at depot 2. Higher wiring was erected along Leningrad's shosse and double-decker entered service along this section of route 1 on 1st September 1937. In October 1937 the british trolleybus was towed to Jaroslavl factory where its design was copied and ten JaTB-3 trolleybuses were built (according to some sources an Jaroslavl-built bodies were fitted to imported Leyland chassis). The AEC was returned to Moscow and with JaTB-3 trolleybuses was used on services 1 and 2K, which were united in April 1939 to "double-deck" service 12. While JaTB-3 trolleybuses were fitted with front door started from May 1940, the body of AEC/EE trolleybus remained unchanged; it was withdrawn from service in 1948.

Scale 1:43
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111/II

SU1938/39 Moscow JaTB-3 Trolleybus (1002-1011 series).

111/IIIn June 1938 first JaTB-3 trolleybus was delivered to Moscow and was put in revenue service in September 1938 and the whole batch of 10 was in service by October 1939. The JaTB-3 was a direct copy of the AEC 664T/English Electric trolleybus, built for Moscow in 1937, however there were minor changes in design: the front windows on the upper deck were not opened (the AEC/EE trolleybus was later modified in the same way), the design of the front marker lights on the roof was changed. First JaTB-3s were delivered in the same blue and cream livery as AEC/EE, later deliveres had a few variations in location of cream area. Started from trolleybus 1010 (in May 1940) the JaTB-3s received a front doors for better crowd circulation. All Moscow double-decker's survived the war, first of them was withdrawn in 1946 and despite the wooden bodies of the JaTB-3s were strengthened in 1945-47 (according to some reports, a few BUT 9641 chassis were imported to Soviet Union after the war), the last of them was withdrawn from service in 1953. Nikita Khruschev's remembered that Stalin was not in favour of the double-deck trolleybuses; in 1959 when Nikita Khruschev was a General Secretary of the Communist Party of Soviet Union, a Soviet trade delegation inspected a specimen Q1 vehicles offered for sale by London Transport (for possible use in Moscow?).

Scale 1:43
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DISCONTINUED MODELS

All these models are out of current production line. We have last very limited stock for some of them; some models may be re-produced on special request, please call us or your dealers for more information.

 

 

113

SU 1959 Moscow SWARZ-TS1 Articulated Trolleybus

ref.113These beautiful articulated trolleybuses were built for Moscow by SWARZ plant between 1959 and 1967. It had 47 seats and standing space for 80 passengers. 4-axle 17,75m-length three-steering TS-1 model had two 136hp motors. 133 vehicles werebuilt, remained in service until 1978. Only one of these vehicles now survives in preservation.

 

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118

SU 1966 Kiev-6 Trolleybus

ref.118In late 1950s and 1960s the trolleybuses in the Soviet Union were built by ZIU plant on Volga, SWARZ plant in Moscow and by Kiev Municipality’s workshop in Ukraine. In 1966 a new developed three-door trolleybus was announced, classified Kiev-6. Although the Kiev-6 was a very modern model, production of these trolleybuses were discontinued in 1972. One of the principal reasons for its early demise came as a result of the entering in the volume production new ZIU-9 trolleybuses.

 

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146a

hungary.gif (132 bytes)SU1975 ZIU-682 Trolleybus (BKV Budapest)

ref146a.gif (10473 bytes)The trolleybus system in Budapest was opened in 1934. First Soviet trolleybuses has arrived in 1967 (ZIU-5D) and Budapest bought nearly 200 ZIU-682 Trolleybuses between 1975 and 1982. Some of them are withdrawn now; some were sold to Szeged.

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146c

greeceSU1984 ZIU-682 Trolleybus (Athens 3001-3132 series)

ref146c.gif (10774 bytes)The trolleybus system in Athens was opened in 1953; first eighty 3-axle trolleybuses were Alfa-Romeo AR140 with Casaro bodies. All further vehicles were also imported from Italy but in early 80s first Soviet ZIU-682 trolleybuses were delivered to Athens; by 1984 there were already 126 ZIU in service and a new order of 132 more vehicles, numbered 3001-3132 was placed in the same year.

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146d

flags/ugoslav.gif (134 bytes)SU1979 ZIU-682b Trolleybus (Belgrade)

ref146d.gif (11259 bytes)Between 1979 and 1981 first fifty one ZIU-682b trolleybuses were delivered to Belgrade to replace the old fleet. By 1983, there were 8 lines with total length of 70.2 km. More vehicles were delivered in the following years and the Belgrade fleet is now fully ZIU- operated.

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