The current complete reconstruction of the tram depot in Pilsen’s Slovany was forced to move Křižík.
“Our historic cars are therefore currently in makeshift paragraphs in the hall, which, however, can provide immediacy, constant temperature and humidity. That was the main reason. In addition, Prague is celebrating 130 years since the start of tram operation this year, and another commemorates 80 years since the death of inventor František Křižík, who was the author of Pilsen’s tram number 18. Therefore, on Sunday 18 July, reminded, “said René Vávro, a spokesman for the Pilsen Municipal Transport Companies.
Just like in Pilsen and in Prague, Jiří Trnka drove this unique tram. “We brought the mayor, the director, the invited guests. We led a convoy of trams passing through Prague. It was said that we drove through Letná on July 18 at 9.20 in the morning. At the same time, the first tram is in another place in 1891. We can say that what we run in Pilsen in a year, we ran in Prague in a single day, “added Trnka with exaggeration.
According to him, Křižík now has an honorary place at the entrance to the museum in Střešovice. According to conservationists, the oldest Pilsen tram number 18 can only take to the streets if it is not raining or there is no weather in which it could be damaged. Fortunately, last weekend the weather was good for Křižík in Prague.
In addition to Křižík, Pilsen transport companies have historic trams of the T1, T2 and T3 type. The last time the first partially low-floor tram Astra works in Pilsen was added to them, which has been touring Pilsen tracks with passengers since the end of the 1990s. However, due to the reconstruction of the depot, tram veterans will not take to the streets of Pilsen this year.
According to their websites, Pilsen carriers also send four types of old trolleybuses for historical and nostalgic journeys, including a prototype of an articulated trolleybus and five types of buses. The oldest bus of the 706 RTO series dates from 1964. The youngest historic bus, manufactured by the Pilsen Škoda, dates from 1997. It was already low-floor and its interesting thing is that trolleybuses also ran in Pilsen in the same body.