Trolley Museum in Porto - is worth it for him to go to Portugal, to wander, take a look and feel all their own hands. We were the only visitors to the museum and wandered among all this splendor in absolute silence. Even at the entrance looked at us in amazement, and with 100 euro barely found the change. A museum is gorgeous! Oddly enough, but more than once I became convinced that to see how it was in the old Moscow, it is possible in many European museums. Technological progress - a contagious thing, invention, appearing in one place, quickly spread throughout Europe and sometimes very late arrival in Russia. Yes, trams in Moscow differ in detail, but at the root were the same: wood, clinking and rattling.
It is worth noting that in Portugal, as in Russia, trams did not invent, so many cars purchased abroad first, and then built on the site is still under the same common European principles. It all started back in the 1870s. Of course, a horse-drawn railways, tram in common.
Compare with Conca in Moscow:
The same principle, and cars do not differ dramatically
One of the first electric trams, it is interesting that while passengers were inside the motorman was open to all the winds and bad weather in the open area. The outdoor area was inherited from the tram: it would be impossible to control the horse, looking out the window. By inertia cars continued to do the old, although the practical need for this was not. That's almost the same tram in Moscow:
Please note - even the control knob one to one
Promoting the control knob slightly away from you, or to yourself you can adjust the speed and direction of movement. The same lever system used in subway trains.
Tram 1909 To move accidentally fallen onto the tracks in front of a pedestrian tram foldout special device picks up the body (or repel him, but in any case, do not let it hit the wheels)
Bulgakov's Berlioz was not lucky, walking along the tram service branch after the flight is empty and the device he had piled up (although it could simply be omitted) Here compare with the Moscow tram:
Adaptation is certainly not as humane, but still there
Elegant wicker chairs, wooden interior
And the system following the tram route and in Portugal and Russia was united. It was interesting to see it live. Stretches across the entire interior leather cord. Conductor, "obiletiv" all pulling anywhere for the cord in the cockpit and on the street is heard ringing - a signal for motorman and others that can be sent.
Cord goes from cockpit
But still everything was done in England
Experienced tram 1950
Doors have power, and the power cord from the phone call is still the same as 50 years ago =)
In motorman window opens. By using this natural soft-touch smelling brown elastic belt
Looked at the open wagon 1920s. "Well, of course, in Portugal, the warmth could afford"
And then was surprised to see the Moscow picture ...
Well, how ??? Even visors sometimes almost one to one
The museum has a depot, and there are old trams, on which tourists can ride not only on major holidays every two years, and regularly. Why do we have the tram museum? After all, even the trams have.
Again, England haunts me everywhere.