Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Moscow, Russia : 9th-10th October 1985
Although trams had been removed from the centre of Moscow in favour of an extensive underground railway system, Russia's capital city boasted an extremely extensive tramway in 1985. The city is now rapidly changing, and the tramway is suffering at the hands of the road builders as the city authorities struggle to cope with the massive expansion of car ownership. A number of locations seen here in 1985 are now without trams, such as at 1905 Goda and on Prospekt Mira at VDNKH, and the street scenes are now unfamiliar in their quietness and lack of advertisements. Prominent in the 1985 scenes are, however, placards proclaiming the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
09/10/1985 850192 1 1905 Goda

5510 Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava square
09/10/1985 850192 2 1905 Goda

5510 Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava square
09/10/1985 850192 3 Zvenigorodskoye Shosse

1026
09/10/1985 850192 4 Zvenigorodskoye Shosse

1831
09/10/1985 850192 5 Volokolamskoye Shosse

1026 near its junction with Leningradskoye Shosse, looking east eastwards
09/10/1985 850192 6 Volokolamskoye Shosse

5505 Also shows 1026 - as 5 but looking west
09/10/1985 850192 7 Volokolamskoye Shosse

1838
09/10/1985 850192 8 Volokolamskoye Shosse

5505
09/10/1985 850192 9 Volokolamskoye Shosse

1961
09/10/1985 850192 10 Sokol

1808
09/10/1985 850192 11 Aviatsionnaya Street

1928 Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo
09/10/1985 850192 12 Panfilova Street

1834 Between Sokol and Voikovskaya
09/10/1985 850192 13 Konstantina Tsaryova

1835 looking north-east towards Voikovskaya metro
09/10/1985 850192 14 Konstantina Tsaryova

5445 looking south-west towards Volokolamskoye shosse
09/10/1985 850192 15


929 overpass crossing railway line to Riga to Riga
10/10/1985 850201 1


1831 overpass crossing railway line to Riga to Riga
10/10/1985 850201 2 1. Novopodmoskovniy Per.

5523 Near junction with Kosmodemianskikh Street Kosmodemianskikh Street
10/10/1985 850201 3 Voiikovskaya metro

919 Housing on Leningradskoye shosse
10/10/1985 850201 4 Voiikovskaya metro

1912 1st Novopodmoskovniy Per. / Kosmodemianskikh Street
10/10/1985 850201 5 Voiikovskaya metro

1850 1st Novopodmoskovniy Per. / Kosmodemianskikh Street
10/10/1985 850201 6 Kosmodemianskikh Street

5495 Looking west
10/10/1985 850201 7 Kosmodemianskikh Street

1037 At Klara Zetkin Street looking north
10/10/1985 850201 8 Kosmodemianskikh Street

1848 At Klara Zetkin Street looking north
10/10/1985 850201 9 Sobolevskiy Proyezd

924
10/10/1985 850201 10 Sobolevskiy Proyezd



10/10/1985 850201 11 Sobolevskiy Proyezd

5567 near Koptevskiy market
10/10/1985 850201 12 Sobolevskiy Proyezd

1002
10/10/1985 850201 13 Mikhalkovskaya Street

5271 View south to crossing with Bolshaya Akademicheskaya
10/10/1985 850201 14 Mikhalkovskaya Street

924
10/10/1985 850201 15 Tikhvinskaya Street


looking north towards Sushchevskiy Val
10/10/1985 850201 16



Crossing of Palikha, Tikhvinskaya, Sushchevskaya Streets
10/10/1985 850201 17 Dostoyevskogo Pereulok

5166 between Seleznyovskaya Street and Dostoyevskogo Street Dostoyevskogo Street
10/10/1985 850201 18 3rd Samotechniy Pereulok

5304 looking from Seleznyovskaya street eastwards
10/10/1985 850201 19


1066
10/10/1985 850201 20 Durova Street

5624 beside the Olympic stadium
10/10/1985 850201 21 Gilyarovskogo Street

5458 beside Prospekt Mira metro
10/10/1985 850201 22 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira



10/10/1985 850201 23 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira

5299
10/10/1985 850201 24 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira

5544
10/10/1985 850201 25 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira

763
10/10/1985 850201 26 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira

976
10/10/1985 850201 27 VDNKh / Prospekt Mira

5629 Crossing Prospekt Mira

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Alexander Elagin has photographed the Moscow tramway extensively in recent years, capturing lines that are now closed and lines that have been relocated as well as the changing scenes around the trams. Click here to go to Alexander's website

My own thanks to Alexander for precisely identifying the location of the photos presented here

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