OSINNIKI TRAM NETWORK

Part 3
The line to Yuzhnaya


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Map with photo locations

3-01. The Gorotdel Stop.
LM-93 car 65. Line 3, Yuzhnaya-bound.
Tram 65 is the last LM-93 car delivered to Osinniki in 1999. The sign in the windshield reads 'Vokzal', yet this tram is en-route from Vokzal to Yuzhnaya. The southward line toward Sotsgorod was opened in 1962 as a single-track. The second track was added in 1976. The southern neighborhoods this line leads to are considered the city center.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-02. The railroad underpass at Zheleznodorozhnaya Ul.
RVZ-6M2 car 34. Line 2, Shakhta "Osinnikovskaya"-bound.
This tram operates from Yuzhnaya to Shakhta "Osinnikovskaya", yet the sign in the windshield reads 'Yuzhnaya'.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-03. The Yuzhnaya Line between the Gorotdel and DK 'Shakhtyor' Stops.
LM-93 car 65. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
The extended and rather scenic grade south of the railroad underpass.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-04. Kirova Ul. between the Gorotdel and DK 'Shakhtyor' Stops.
RVZ-6M2 car 40. Line 2, Shakhta "Osinnikovskaya"-bound.
The tram has just departed from the DK 'Shakhtyor' Stop. It crosses Kirova Ul. and is about to descend down the hill, toward Lenina Ul.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-05a. Kirova Ul. at the DK 'Shakhtyor' Stop.
MTV-82 car 04. Line 2, Shakhta "Kapitalnaya-2"-bound.
At the time when this photo was taken, the line to Sotsgorod was still single-track. One of 15 MTV-82 cars delivered to the city from the Riga factory upon the opening of the tramway in 1960 and during the early 1960s. One more MTV-82 tram, numbered 16, was thought to be delivered secondhand from the neighboring Novokuznetsk in 1965, where, in turn, it was the only tram of this type, operating there since 1953. Osinniki car 16 could be seen on the following photo from Novokuznetsk under fleet number 29 .
(1960s, archive of MKP "Osinnikovskiy Tramway", YM collection)
3-05b. MTV-82 car interior.
Passengers inside one of the first trams.
(1960s, archive of MKP "Osinnikovskiy Tramway", YM collection)
3-05c. Kirova Ul. at the DK 'Shakhtyor' Stop.
LM-93 car 65. Line 3, Yuzhnaya-bound.
The same spot as above 40 years later. Car 65 is pictured in-front of the restored DK "Shakhtyor" (The Palace of Culture "Shakhtyor"), renovated in anticipation of the Miners' Day celebration in 2004.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-06a. Kirova Ul. / Gagarina Ul.
RVZ-6M2 car 26. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
Car 26 passes through the square near the Kinoteatr 'Spartak' Stop. In 2004 this car was already retired.
(02.06.1996, Aare Olander)
3-06b. Kirova Ul. / Gagarina Ul.
LM-93 car 64. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
Car 64 passes through the same square as above. The city is noticeably cleaned up for the 2004 Miner's Day celebrations.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-06c. Kirova Ul. / Gagarina Ul.
LM-93 car 56. Line 3, Vokzal-bound.
Occasional diesel bus routes do not follow tramlines and do not constitute any competition.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-07. Kirova Ul. at the Kinoteatr 'Spartak' Stop.
RVZ-6M2 car 41. Line 2, Shakhta "Osinnikovskaya"-bound.
Car 41 is the newest RVZ-6M2 car to appear on city streets during the given date. This car was delivered from Riga in 1987. The same car was also photographed in 1992 (photo 41- ) and in 1996 (photo 41-b ).
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-08. Kirova Ul. / Koroleva Ul.
LM-93 car 60. Line 3, Yuzhnaya-bound.

(13.07.2007, Gennadiy Ivanov)
3-09. Revolyutsii Ul. / 60 Let Rudniku Ul.
RVZ-6M2 car 32. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
This is the newest section of the network, opened in 1991. The old line used to branch off the present-time Yuzhnaya line right before the red building on the left. It continued for about 400-500 m, and ended at the stadium, in the vicinity of the Platforma 405 km railroad station.
(13.07.2007, Gennadiy Ivanov)
3-10. Revolyutsii Ul. / Studencheskaya Ul. at the Voskhod Stop.
LM-93 car 64 to the left. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
RVZ-6M2 car 34 to the right. Line 2, Shakhta "Osinnikovskaya"-bound.
The new line to Yuzhnaya was built upon the development of the new apartment blocks. Trams were simply rerouted via Revolyutsii Ulitsa, as the new line parallels the old alignment by way of following the neighboring street. It continues to serve the same market as the old line did, but now extends much further.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-11. Revolyutsii Ul., the Ploschad Sovetov Stop.
RVZ-6M2 car 41. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.
The same car was also previously photographed in 1992 (photo 41- ) and in 1996 (photo 41-b ).
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-12. Revolyutsii Ul., the Sberbank Stop.
LM-93 car 64. Line 2, Yuzhnaya-bound.

(09.09.2004, YM)
3-13a. Revolyutsii Ul. / Efimova Ul., approaching the Yuzhnaya Terminal.
LM-93 car 60.
This car returns from a trip to RMZ, the shorter version of Line 2. It was redirected from Line 3 to Line 2 to patch up service earlier in the day. The operator forgot to change the route display, so this car still appears to serve Line 3. A siding for layovers is on the right.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-14a. The Yuzhnaya Terminal.
RVZ-6M2 car 17.
Tram at the newly built loop Sotsgorod (nowadays Yuzhnaya). The loop is supposed to be a temporary installation and is built to rather simple standards. The line is to be continued 0.5 km. further, to Krasnaya Orlovka. By 2004 car 17 was retired, but it was still photographed at the depot: 17 .
(21.05.1992, Aare Olander)
3-14b. The Yuzhnaya Terminal.
LM-93 car 64.
Car 64 just completed a runaround the loop and awaits for the scheduled departure time. Besides the Krasnaya Orlovka extension, by 2004 there was also a plan to build the line to the new development on the left side of the Kondoma River.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-14c. The Yuzhnaya Terminal.
LM-93 car 64.
This is the only spot in the city, where one could find evidence of the route numbers in use in the filed - on the unique stop sign attached to the pole. Some LM-93 cars are equipped with rear windows salvaged from older RVZ-6M2 trams.
(09.09.2004, YM)
3-13b. Revolyutsii Ul. / Efimova Ul., leaving the Yuzhnaya Terminal.
LM-99 car 66. Line 3, Vokzal-bound.
The very first LM-99 tram to appear in Osinniki, delivered in 2000.
(13.07.2007, Gennadiy Ivanov)


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