Yurii Krainyk

The collection of Yuriy Kraynyk illustrates activities of the Lviv Bus Plant and a design bureau. It includes photos from current reports, from jubilee and presentation albums, and photocopies of technical files from the 1956/2000’s. They were combined into 23 albums by Lubomyr Kraynyk, a mechanical engineer, Doctor of Sciences, and a chair of the board of the Ukrainian Institute of Bus and Trolley Bus Construction OJSC.

The photos were used in media to illustrate activities of the design and testing institute.

The collection shows product design and launch stages for serial and customized buses. For example, the Luks batch buses produced for an international contest in Nizza, the space LAZ buses for the Appollo-Soyuz program in 1974/1975, a vehicle for a large “Troyanda” mobile TV station.

Some photos include details about the vehicles with their specifications. They were designed by the Bus Construction Institute, and launched into serial production on the plants in the cities of Likino-Dulevo, Pavlove, Kurgan, Riga, Ulyanovsk, Yerevan, Engels, and Neftekamsk.

The photos in the albums tell a story from the first prototype to a serial model that has not been produced for over half a century now, and it only came down to us on as a photographic negative.

The photos show the staff of the Institute, drivers, members of official delegations, and astronauts displaying the engagement in the working process. 

The Center for Urban History received the collection during the project “Un/Archiving Post/Industry”.

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Yurii Krainyk