History of Ukrainian Lumstride, 30 years has made the Galician way the fastest in Eastern Europe

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

We will tell you about the amazing transport which had a great time Ukrainians Express Luxoria who went to Galicia in the 1930s.

We have not reached a single sample lumstride, but there are photos with her image, which surprise today.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

The article “Hyundai” 80-year-old, which was published in “Leopolis”, the Annex to the newspaper “High Castle” on August 9, 2012

Lux-torpeda was the so-called “railcar” – a car with a built-in an internal combustion engine. On the current Railways for such transport is called rail bus. The “torpedo” also looked like a hybrid of a bus and limousine.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

Average speed lumstride reached 100-105 km/h. but on the straights it could accelerate to as much as 120 km/h! Thus, leaving at 5.55 from Coloma, in 8.00 luxoria was probovala to Lviv – 195 km was covered in 2 hours. 5 min Now train “Kyiv-Chernivtsi” overcomes her for 4.5 hours.

There is mention of the fact that earlier in Ternopil and Lviv also, if you wanted to describe something extraordinary and wonderful, said, “luxeria”.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

So, when the world was still puffing locomotives, the Germans and Austrians have switched to rack and pinion buses with internal combustion engines. Engineers re-created in 1926 RKR (Polish state Zheleznyaka) came to the conclusion that these trains are significantly cheaper to operate and able rozvivati considerable speed. In 1933, in Austria I bought a “railcar”.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

One were successful, but the state has been very reasonable – instead of having to buy a few more, acquired the rights to the production. After that, the factory Fablok in Chrzanów (Western Galicia) took the job and produced five lukerbad a significant number of other railcars with a good technical performance.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

All six luxmore based in Cracow and Lviv. With the Galician capital they serviced five routes to Borislav, Kolomyia, Ternopil, and resorts in the hill capital of Lemkos and gorals – the Well and Zakopane. Another flight was combined Ternopil, Chortkiv and Sapidity.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

Arriving at the station, Leukerbad attracted global attention with its ultramodern aerodynamic design and absence of a column of smoke – a limousine bus with a length of 22 meters In each of the railcars was 48-52 seats, all first class. On the background of the catastrophic state of the roads in interwar Poland “Lux-torpeda” was the benchmark of speed, comfort and chic. However, cost dearly – about 40 PLN at the then average salary 200-250.

История украинской Люксторпеды, в 30-е годы сделавшей галицкие пути самыми быстрыми в Восточной Европе

Unfortunately, world war II halted the glorious history of Leukerbad. Four of them bombed at the depot. Two survived during the Nazi occupation – with a sign “Only for Germans” they were used as special transport for Soberride apparatchiks District Galicia. In 1945, the Red army handed them over to Poland in the destroyed condition. In 1954, both cars were cut for scrap. Thus ended the glorious history of Leukerbad.

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