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Tatra trolleybuses

Posted: Sat, 08 Apr 2006 21:10
by Pan Tatra
Hello to all TATRA fans!

Hope anyone can help me:

:arrow: I am searching any information about trolleybuses from Tatra.
:arrow: Does anyone also have some pictures?

Thanks and Best Wishes,
Pan Tatra

Some pictures of my 613 will follow as soon as time permits under Tatras of the 70's. 80's and 90's -> Stories -> Meet my Tatra(s)

Posted: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 08:52
by etienne
Hello there,

I remember only 2 types of Tatra Troleybusses. The T400 was produced and several of them were also for example in Prague, Bratislava...

The T401 was only a prototype and it is currently placed in the technical museum in Brno.

Posted: Sun, 09 Apr 2006 13:14
by DRracer
In the thirties Tatra produced 6 pieces of type Tatra 86 - a six-wheel trolleybus based on construction groups from Tatra 24 trucks produced at that time.

Praga at the same time produced a trolleybus Praga TOT, one of them can be found in Prague Public transport museum.

These two trolleybuses are very similar, I wonder, if Tatra and Praga collaborated on this project.

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:30
by Luboš
Tatra 86

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:37
by Luboš
Super! No thumbnails! :D

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:40
by Luboš
Tatra 86

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:55
by Luboš
Tatra 400

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 22:59
by Luboš
Tatra 401

Posted: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 17:23
by Pan Tatra
Hello again!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the info and the nice pictures!

I found the T 400 very stylish, it reminded me of Italian Alfa Romeo trolleybuses of that time. The T 401 looks someway "American Style". Very nice indeed.
I have no doubt that these buses were ahead of their time. A pity that Tatra did not build trolleybuses any more.

I was quite surprised about the Praga trolleybus (didn' t know they built any) and its similarity to the T 86.

:arrow: Do you know a book about these vehicles? (No matter if it would be Czech or Slovak - I am free to learn it - also because of my 613-3)

Pan Tatra

Posted: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 23:20
by Luboš
Praga TOT was the most frequent trolleybus in CSR before second world war. Praga produced together 12 pieces! :)

Posted: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 23:56
by Luboš
Some literature, only in Czech:

Elektrotechnický obzor 1936
Věda a technika mládeži 22/1955 ( )

Holub, Čermák: Trolejbusy používané v MHD v ČSSR, TM Brno 1973
Fojtík, Linert, Prošek: Pražská městská doprava 1918-1945, KPMD Praha 1984
Fojtík, Linert, Prošek: Pražská městská doprava 1945-1974, KPMD Praha 1985
Holub, Vychodil, Čermák: Atlas trolejbusů, Praha 1986