"Vienna by rain"... III.
But back to the present: an ULF and a c5 trailer pulled by an E2 in front of the remise.
E6+c5 on route 71.
We took this S-Bahn train at Wien Mitte and got to Praterstern (Wien Nord).
This is tramway Mecca...
... or better: it's a tramway Mecca when it's not raining.
A nice E1 on route 5.
Route O. That's not a zero, that's an O - apart from "normal" numbers there are also a few routes marked with letters.
Radetzkyplatz, still raining...
Another line marked with a letter: route N.
Schwedenplatz, my favorite...
.... tram-spotting place.
This picture shows how narrow these cars and trailers are!
This was the point when my camera's lenses got wet and steamy. This may look like a nice effect from an image-manipulating application, but in reality this was rather aggravating!
Schottentor, a few stops away from the last scene. This is where there are two turning loops: one up on the surface, and another - underground.
The underground loop is the terminus for five routes.
Trams sometimes queue up here.
One thing always bothered me here: how come there's no stilted platform besides the track? These vehicles are by no means low-floored, so this stop is not really comfortable...
The ramp leading to the underground loop: one goes down...
... another comes up.
You can also take nice photos at the loop on the surface (when it's not raining)!
Last but not least: the overpass of the former Stadtbahn (now U4) over a channel (the river Vienna), with a pedestrian flyover bridge over it. An interesting piece of architecture!
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