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By dimalexa
Theme: TRAINS
The wooden electric ground floor trains were built from 1926 to 1950 at the company's factory in Piraeus, and were launched on the Piraeus-Kifissia route until the mid-1980s, alongside the modern trains.
When they withdrew, many wagons were placed in various public places for use as playgrounds or even as offices of non-governmental organizations. Others were placed at national railway stations as exhibits. The Piraeus railway station has not been in operation for many years, the wooden wagons that were there have been abandoned to their fate, have suffered significant damage and are being used as a home by the homeless.
Here a reconstructed wooden electric train.
Greece, Piraeus - 24/05/2020
Dimitris

[File: EOS 5D Mark II_04353_A]

Tags: Transport Greece Electric trains Piraeus Wooden train Ground floor electric trains

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ColleenA Plus
8 451 7 Australia
25 May 2020 7:00AM
I love old trains, beautiful textures...lovely photo

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bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
25 May 2020 7:06AM
very well captured
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 7:50AM
A lovely piece of heritage to treasure.Smile
ivor
25 May 2020 8:25AM
Great subject matter and information, Dimitris.
Your title refers to me too.Wink

JohnSmile
25 May 2020 9:25AM
lovely design and detail for these retro trans
Alfie_P Plus
13 379 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 10:05AM
Splendid image and the link image is fantastic, Dimitris.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 10:30AM
Still looking good !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 12:50PM
Attractive even now - glad they can be used for the homeless.
There are many people who would love one of these done up to live in
or for a holiday home.
KateGrin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 1:18PM
Better to be put to good use than destroyed Dimitris.
Peter.
25 May 2020 1:38PM
Great image
25 May 2020 1:39PM
Fine woodwork they had and still have, Dimitris, thanks for sharing with us. Excellent visuals in the link!

Dave.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 17 Canada
25 May 2020 2:01PM
That was my first thought before reading, a place for the homeless. Wonderful they can be useful as well as a part of history.
25 May 2020 2:08PM
Interesting description and great image.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2020 4:59PM
A really lovely old wagon
Ju
26 May 2020 2:29AM
This is probably more beautiful, Dimitris, in its decay than it way new.

Beautiful photo.

Peter

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