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20/12/2017 TRAMANIA magazine nr 57 is out of press

TRAMANIA asbl - sponsoring, tramway preservationThe last TRAMANIA magazine #57 is just published.

All pages are printed in colour and the magazine binded.

Every year, TRAMANIA magazine illustrates:
– the achievements of TRAMANIA;
– the history of Belgium tramways home and abroad: rolling stock, networks, builders, biographies;
– papers about transport tickets, tram postcards, annual reports of the SNCV;
– various papers about narrow gauge railways: Darjeeling, Syria, Egypt;

Help us by subscribing to our magazine – 1 year or 4 copies per year: 19 EUR (Belgium) 27.00 EUR (abroad p&p included)

Bank payment :
IBAN Account : BE41 0001 3319 1710
TRAMANIA asbl, Venelle au Palio 49, B-1150 Bruxelles, Belgium















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6/10/2017: Exhibition – Belgium trams in Russia

From October 6th until November 2017.
At the Wallonia Transports Museum ( Liège ). (Link on the right column)

Expo: les tramways belges en Russie à Liège

From the end of the 19th century until WW1, hundreds of tramway networks and light railways were built or financed abroad by Belgians.

This year will mark the centenary of the Russian revolution of 1917. It is the opportunity to draw the history of Belgians who installed or took over not less than 36 tramway networks in 34 cities of the Russian Empire.

During this industrial journey, Russia has a special place, as until 1914, half of the Russian tramways networks were in Belgian hands.

WW1 put an halt to this golden age in Russia,  as the 1917 revolution resulted in the confiscation of 24 amongst 29 networks still in Belgian hands at the time.

The exhibition will sketch this industrial, financial and human adventure. The turmoil of Belgian managers taken by this storm and the pathetic calls from their Russian colleagues will be highlighted..











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BOOK: Les tramways belges en Russie

Available from  October 7th. You can order from now.

21 EUR post included (Belgique)  29 EUR post included (rest of Europe)
you can pay on the account TRAMANIA asbl, BE41 0001 3319 1710  with message “Livre Russie”

Luxury cardboard cover, 84 pages of text and pictures, more than 120 colour pictures !

Click here for an extract of the book






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26/3/2017: Exhibition China-Belgium

The book “Les tramways de Tientsin” is now available through this site.

TRAMANIA takes part to the exhibition “Chine – Belgique, 120 ans d’histoire partagée” with a section about the “tramways in Tientsin”

Dates: from April 4th until 22nd. Closed : April 9th, 16th, 17th.
Opening times: Monday-Saturday, from 8:00 until 18:00.

Place: Brussels University ULB, Foyer culturel, Campus du Solbosch (bâtiment F1), avenue Paul Héger 22-24, 1050 Bruxelles.
Public transport: STIB tramways 25 and 94, bus 71 and 72
Location and transport map

Exhibition Chine Belgique expo – all details

An organisation of ULB Culture.
Département des services à la communauté universitaire
02 650 65 80 –












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14/2/2017 Book: “Les tramways de Tientsin” – in stock !

Tramania collaborates with the exhibition “Chine – Belgique, 120 ans d’histoire partagée”. It will take place at:
– Brussels from April 4th until 22nd, from 8:00 until 18:00. Closed by April, 9th, 16th, 17th.
Place: University ULB, Foyer culturel, Campus du Solbosch (bâtiment F1), avenue Paul Héger 22-24, 1050 Bruxelles.
– Tianjin (Tientsin) (at a later date).

At this occasion, Tramania publishes a book about the trams of Tientsin:
68 pages in colour, more than 90 illustrations, maps of the city, the tram network, tracks and depots.

The book describes in detail a fantastic human adventure with a background of hard events in China during the first half of the 20th century.

A choice has been made between private collections and archives from the Belgian tram company of Tientsin, kept by the National Archives AGR, most of them have never been published.

Clic here for an extract of the book

The book is available and ready for shipment. (available in French only)
16 EUR (Belgium – P&P included)
20 EUR (rest of Europe – P&P included)
22 EUR (China and rest of world – P&P included)
this amount can be paid on the account of TRAMANIA asbl (no checks):
IBAN  BE41 0001 3319 1710














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