In Volgograd monument Tsaritsyn tram

April 19, in the central region of Volgograd organized a welcoming unveiling of a monument in commemoration of the centennial of the Volgograd tram.

The monument, which is a tram car to the total amount set in the city park near the cinema "Victory". Its weight is 8.5 tons. These are the cars were driving in the 30s in Tsaritsyn. 

FAQ: in the summer of 2010 MUP "Metroelectrotrans" purchased from OAO "Petersburg Tram Mechanical Factory" production car in 1932, who in his time at the St. Petersburg company acted as a car-towing. It's the basis for the tram Memorial, the interior and exterior of which have been recreated from historical photographs at the factory for repair of trams and trolleybuses VETA.

At the opening ceremony of the monument was attended by representatives of the administration of Volgograd, director of the MUP "Metroelectrotrans" Nikolay Zhukov, company employees and residents of Volgograd.

"Tram in the provincial town of Tsaritsyn was launched April 9, 1913 — told the MUP" Metroelektrotras. " — The first tram line ran from the station "Tikhoretskaya" (now "Volgograd-II) to the station" Tsarina "(Volgograd-I). Its length was about 10 kilometers. Total route had 22 stops, the average distance between them was 300 meters. Tsaritsyn was the only county-level city in the country that took the trams. With the launch of city government has established a tram fare is five cents. On the first day on the line came nine new cars produced Mytishchi near Moscow Machine-Building Plant. Caricin tram was one of the few city trams domestic, not Belgian, which then monopolized the tram construction in Russia. Currently tram network Volgograd includes 13 tram lines stretching 131 kilometers. Acting now Volgograd light rail — the only line in Russia, which has an underground station, built according to the norms of underground. "Forbes" magazine has put Volgograd light rail in fourth place in the list of the 12 most interesting tram routes of the world. "

First with the opening of the monument to the tram townspeople congratulated CEO MUP "Metroelectrotrans" Nikolay Zhukov.

"Our city next year will be 425 years old, tram 100 years. This unbreakable bond — he said. — I am sure that everyone in the city used this mode of transport. These cars, as established today in the city park, worked on the routes of the city for more than 30 years. The movement was initiated with 11 trams, but now they are 331. We see that the tram is developing a modern rhythm and will be developed. So I congratulate all citizens with the holiday and the opening of the monument. "

First with the opening of the monument to the tram townspeople congratulated CEO MUP "Metroelectrotrans" Nikolay Zhukov.

"Our city next year will be 425 years old, tram 100 years. This unbreakable bond — he said. — I am sure that everyone in the city used this mode of transport. These cars, as established today in the city park, worked on the routes of the city for more than 30 years. The movement was initiated with 11 trams, but now they are 331. We see that the tram is developing a modern rhythm and will be developed. So I congratulate all citizens with the holiday and the opening of the monument. "

In the ceremony was attended honorary elektrotnasportnik of Nina Kravchenko, who with great pleasure again stood for the management of the monument-tram.

"I worked for a tram driver for more than 30 years — said Nina Kravchenko. — For his work was awarded two Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Lenin. Received an honorary elektrotransportnika the city entered into the annals of 21st century Voroshilov district. In '49 I came to get a job tram driver, but I did not take. They said that I am a little tall. So I worked five years at the tractor factory on the machines, and then the same in '55 was attending tram drivers. I started to work on such a tram, as this monument. The cars were not heated. On it was a heater. We went to work with a wooden spatula and a bundle of salt. Rose to a buffer, clean the glass with a spatula, then rubbed with salt. After some time, we have put heaters. Soon came the Riga cars — quite warm. I had time to work on all brands of cars. The work was hard, but I loved my job and passengers. Still have an album all photographs and newspaper clippings of the time. "

Note that citizens can enjoy a monument not only from the outside. Everyone can easily go inside the car, sit on the benches, take pictures.

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