Archive for category Tram

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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11/9/2017 TRAMANIA magazine nr 56 is out of press


TRAMANIA asbl - sponsoring, tramway preservationThe last TRAMANIA magazine #56 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
BIC Bank : BPOTBEB1
TRAMANIA asbl, Venelle au Palio 49, B-1150 Bruxelles, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sales of kits: SNCV trailers scale G/IIm – 45mm (1/22.5)

TRAMANIA is launching a subscription for the production of six kits:

Trailer A.806 with opional screw couplings

These models are very detailed, made in wood, steel and brass.
Based on original SNCV drawings, five different trailers are proposed:

– A.806  trailer 2d class 6 equal arched windows,
– A.1332  trailer 2d class 3 groups of 2 windowss
– A.871  trailer 2d class 6 equal rectangular windows,
– A.11514  trailer 1rst and 2d class 6 unequal arched windows,
– A.2309  Luggage van (original aspect – no platform windows)
– B.328 of the CBR (preserved at MTVS) (will be produced for a a total of 5 orders only)

Options: working screw couplings, waterdecals with your choice of car number, lantern in brass

Clic here for the detailed description and subscription of SNCV trailers – scale G/IIM

Two prototypes are already assembled, see a
A.806 2d class 6 equal arched windows  and a A.2309 Luggage van (original aspect – no platform windows)

Kit assembly: nothing to solder, nothing tu cut. A file, plyers, glue, pencils and paints are sufficient.
The pre-cut metal pieces are assembled by plying, rivets or bolts. The pre-cut wood pieces are glued.
An assembly notice will be published on this site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12/7/2017: International tram agenda

International tram agenda 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14/5/2017: SNCV trailer A.1584, progress of its restoration

Click here for a slide show of the restoration

 

Restoration of the SNCV trailer A.1584 Progress of the restoration of the SNCV trailer A.1584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 – culture@ulb.ac.be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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