Friday, February 03, 2017

the older generation of Budapest electric subway

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  1. Subway, not a railway. The shallow tunnel is the reason of the unusual subframe.

    Be careful with the statements of that article, because there are some funny things there. For example: "By 1985 the sight of russian troops on the streets was very rare but occasionally you could still see officers in full uniform often simply doing their shopping, especially at an 'Orasok' as seen here by UV car 3257 on line 49. These shops were specialist russian outlets designed to give the occupiers a few treats from home. In the same way westerners could buy luxuries such as american cigarettes and swiss chocolate at 'hard currency' shops which only accepted sterling, the deutschmark, and of course the mighty US Dollar."

    Okay, "Órások" means "Watchmakers". This was a simple watch seller and repair shop chain. Nothing to do with the soviet occupying forces, nothing special about it. (Actually this is the same block where I grew up, my father still living there. The shop is still exists today.) Actually there was no special shops for the occupiers, this is a flat out stupid. (Okay, maybe there was special shops for them at their military bases, but not outside of the premises.)

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    1. I didn't read the article. But I found your comment to be very interesting! Thank you! I just happened to be looking through that website for the trains and trolleys... and this stood out as an unusual design

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  2. Perfectly understandable.
    If you interested in the topic, you can take a virtual tour in the Underground Railway Museum of Budapest here:
    http://www.bkv.hu/muzeumok/deakter/start.html
    This is a 360 degrees virtual visit, pretty much cool because you can have a good look on the old cars, even on the interiors. I don't know why, there is a Hungarian version only - now that is plain stupid - so you won't understand the explanations, but can navigate around easily. Believe me, it is worth a few clicks.

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    1. Milyen jó, hogy több magyar is olvassa ezt a blogot - legalább adott esetben rendet tesz a fejekben! :)
      Azért az értékelendő, hogy a common misbelief-et eloszlatja a gulyás jellegével és állagával kapcsolatban.

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    2. Örülök élvezik a blogomban

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    3. Jesse, you have to face it, you're running international show here! 8-))))))))))))

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    4. yes, it's very interesting... did you know, I've never set out to get readers, and never advertised. I was talking cars with friends before the internet came along, then emailing about cars when email finally became free and unlimited. That's when one friend told me I was filling his inbox with car stuff, and to stop that. So, I realized I was looking at a lot of blogs when finding that cool stuff I wanted to share, and I could easily make my own so he could just drop by and see the stuff when he found time. When no one knows you have a website, it's practically private. When I started, there were no readers, and for the first couple of years I never had any real traffic ever find my site. I never set out to entertain or inform anyone, but after a couple of years I was getting some regular traffic, and somehow a lot of people seem to have found my blog. I was thinking that I was making a site full of the things I'll enjoy looking at later when alzheimers has completely messed my head up, as no one does a half decent job of posting all the stuff I like... but I do one hell of a great job keeping my blog full of nothing but the things I like the most. I'm glad I've found a lot of other people who enjoy the stuff I do, I can say for sure that a lot of my mistakes are found and fixed only because other people are seeing the errors I miss

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