RE: [Cz-L] Trolleybus lines in Czernowitz

From: Edgar Hauster <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:46:17 +0200
To: Hardy Breier <>, Iosif Vaisman <>, Henry Sinnreich <>, "Benjamin Grilj" <>, "" <>, Berti Glaubach <>
Reply-To: Edgar Hauster <>

My guess is, that the trolley-busses from 1939 were exclusively electrically-operated. The first gas/diesel-powered omnibusses were introduced in Czernowitz six years earlier, in September 1933. "Der Tag" reported by its September 6, 1933 edition on this event. The Czernowitzers - no surprise - were very skeptical first towards this new local passenger traffic and a lot of "educational work" was still to be done, as "Der Tag" stated, but the omnibusses themselves had to do their "homework" too, i. e.

- keeping fixed departure times,
- not waiting at each bus stop "to all eternity" for additional passengers,
- stopping only at specified bus stops,
- systematizing the omnibus traffic.

Well, I believe the Czernowitzers finally adopted this vehicles, as I'm gathering from the different strikes of the carriage drivers, which took place in the years that followed the introduction of the omnibus traffic.

Edgar Hauster
Lent - The Netherlands

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> Iosif, were the MAN cars electric pick-up or benzin powered ?
> Hardy
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>> The first trolley line in Cernauti was opened on February 1, 1939 (it
>> was also the first one in Romania). It was equipped with four German
>> MAN cars, in 1940 four more Soviet-made trolleybuses were added. In
>> 1944 retreating Romanians took three of MAN trolleybuses with them to
>> Brasov. The last original MAN trolleybus was in service in Chernovtsy
>> until 1957, when it was transferred to Crimea to be used on the
>> Sevastopol-Simferopol intercity line.
>> Pictures of the first trolleybuses on Tempelgasse:
>> Iosif
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