Sankt Peterburg gifts retro tram to Russian-occupied Mariupol
Posted on 26th September 2023 at 07:42
The operator of Russia’s largest tramway system, Gorelektrotrans, has sent one of its retro LM-33 style bogie trams to the city of Mariupol in the Ukraine, currently occupied by Russian invading forces.
The city was badly damaged during the invasion but one of its tramlines re-opened on 2 May worked by repaired Tatra T3 trams. Now the fleet has been boosted by the arrival of 7880, a bogie tram with a body resembling the LM-33 tram built in numbers for Leningrad in the 1930s. This is in fact based on the frames and bogies of LM-99 tram 3304 dating from 2005.
The tram will be used for special propaganda duties in the occupied city.
Sankt Peterburg has two of these trams in its own fleet, 0001 and 0002, rebuilt in the undertaking's workshops.
The launch of Mariupol 7880 on 23 September. (TRalex)
Tagged as: St Peterburg, Tatra T3, LM-33
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