-post WW II the Tatra plant in Czechoslovakia, using PCC licenses and technology, turned out several models of streetcars for european cities. Were any of the Tatra trolleys ever imported into the US?
Leo Sullivan wrote:If you search Dopravní Podnik Ostrava or Vario LFR.E you will see the latest in PCCInteresting -- I'd like to know more. My knowledge of Czech is nonexistent, so I could appreciate the photos but not the details. I had read that the Ostrava-built cars are spinoffs of the Skoda Astra design, which were originally produced by the joint Czech partnership of Skoda (as builder) and Inekon as designer. Afterward, Skoda and Inekon went through an ugly divorce, and Inekon turned to the city tram system in Ostrava to build an improved version of the Astra in the tram undertaking's shops. I wasn't aware that either the original Skoda Astras or the present Inekon Trios are PCC-based , but it could well be. Anyone have more info?
products. On the Ostrava site click on 'Vozovy park' for a picture roster containing
the recent PCC based designs. LFs are all new material unless the customer sends parts
they want reused (B-3 trucks etc.) The LFs have a low floor center and, of course, are
operated using POP fare collection.