modernised Konstal 105Na trams at Tramwaje Śląskie

Working on the photos I took during a recent visit to Katowice (and much of the rest of the network) I noticed that it is difficult to find a list of all the modernised cars currently operating there. So I made my own (originally to appear in the German language Blickpunkt Straßenbahn magazine – but as so often the space available there is rather limited): corrections/amendments always welcome!

ts790-x #790 (or what remains of the original body) currently being worked on in Chorzów Batory works

ts771 #771

ts-1

ts714 #714

ts-2

ts779 #779

ts-3

ts699 #699

ts338 a reminder of what the original 105N cars looked like when new: restored #338 (used in regular service)

"Helmuts" in Lodz (Update)

Lodz is one of my favorite travel destination these days. The „Helmut“ cars (this is the local nickname for all ex West German cars that went to Poland) are of special interest to me. Unfortunately, the wounding-down of the Lodz interurban tram companies MKT and TP in 2012 resulted in the scrapping of a number of these second hand mostly Duewag built cars. Fortunately, some remain (not all in service and MPK scrapped a few recently) and here is an overview (this post originally appeared in late 2014 and has been brought up-to-date):

The cars are listed as follows (by fleet number carried):

fleet number
original operator (successive operators in brackets)
builder & date built (series)
remarks

All cars (except the ex Bielefeld M8C(N)s and works car 92002) are currently stationed at Telefoniczna (no. 1 – this number was taken over from the old Tramwajowa depot which was closed and now acts as the main workshops but is scheduled to be replaced by a new facility) tram depot and many carry a 1xxx number. The first digit of the fleet number in Lodz always donates the depot. Most of the cars taken over by MPK from MKT and TP clash with already existing Konstal cars of the same number and thus the leading digit is omitted there. The M8C cars at Chocianowice (no. 2 – originally no. 3 but re-numbered when Dabrowskiego depot closed a few years ago) also do not have the depot number as the first digit of the fleet number. All the M8C cars will be rebuilt with a low-floor centre section soon (MPK has started with the first car in 2014 – there is even talk about rebuilding the M6S cars accordingly later) and the „new“ M8CN cars get a new number. Workscars have a 5 digit number and the first digit donates the depot (not all cars are numbered correctly – this unfortunately seems to be long-standing tradition in Lodz!) followed by a 2xxx number; 92xxx donates cars allocated to Tramwajowa workshops or the permanent way/workscar depot which is almost opposite of the now demolished Dabrowskiego depot). So whenever a tram is moved (allocated) from one depot to another only the first digit of the fleet number changes (this has been done a lot with the remaining Konstal cars).

81 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #69 then GT8ZR #89 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #81 with new centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #805, MKT GT8ZR #81)
Duewag 1959/60
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000081-12

86 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #64 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #86 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #811, MKT GT8ZR #86)
Duewag 1959/60
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000086-13

149 GT8
Ludwigshafen #149, MKT #149)
Duewag 1962-67
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
171-110-000149-30

202 GT8
Freiburg #202 (MKT #202)
Duewag 1971-72
never used by MPK and recently scrapped
202a

301 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #301 (MKT #301)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000301-09

302 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #302 (MKT #302)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000302-08

316 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #316 (MKT #316)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000316-03c

324 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #324 (MKT #324)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000324-18

327 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #327 (MKT #327)
Duewag 1976-77
stored
171-110-000327-04

328 M6S
Bochum-Gelsenkirchen #328 (MKT #328)
Duewag 1976-77
171-110-000328-05

506 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #363 later Mannheim GT6 #363 later Mannheim GT8N #506 (MKT #506)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000506-05

509 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #373 later Mannheim GT6 #373 later Mannheim GT8N #509 (MKT #509)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000509-10a

511 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #376 later Mannheim GT6 #376 later Mannheim GT8N #511 (MKT #511)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000511-18

513 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #384 later Mannheim GT6 #384 later Mannheim GT8N #513 (MKT #513)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000513-03

514 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #387 later Mannheim GT6 #387 later Mannheim GT8N #514 (MKT #514)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000514-09

515 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #388 later Mannheim GT6 #388 later Mannheim GT8N #515 (MKT #515)
Duewag 1962
171-110-000515-05

522 M8C
Bielefeld #522
Duewag 1982
171-110-000522-03

523 M8C
Bielefeld #523
Duewag 1982
171-110-000523-04

525 M8C
Bielefeld #525
Duewag 1982
171-110-000525-15

526 M8C
Bielefeld #526
Duewag 1982
171-110-000526-02a

528 M8C
Bielefeld #528
Duewag 1982
currently undergoing modernisation to M8CN
171-110-000528-01

529 M8C
Bielefeld #529
Duewag 1982
171-110-000529-04a

530 M8C
Bielefeld #530
Duewag 1983
2014-08-30-10-34-59a

531 M8C
Bielefeld #531
Duewag 1983
171-110-000531-02

532 M8C
Bielefeld #532
Duewag 1983
171-110-000532-07

533 M8C
Bielefeld #533
Duewag 1983
171-110-000533-04

534 M8C
Bielefeld #534
Duewag 1983
171-110-000534-03

536 M8C
Bielefeld #536
Duewag 1983
stored
171-110-000536-10

537 M8C
Bielefeld #537
Duewag 1983
171-110-000537-07

1038 GT6
Bielefeld GT6 #255 later Bielefeld GT8 #805 (Innsbruck GT6 #38, MKT GT6 #38)
Duewag 1957-63
171-110-000038-09

1042 GT6
Bielefeld #827
Duewag 1957-63 (MPK #4042, TP #42)
now retired and stored at Brus museum depot – sister car TP #47 scrapped
171-110-000042-62a

1071 GT6
Mannheim #423 (Grudziadz #71, TP #71)
Duewag 1964
171-110-000071-34

1072 GT6
Mannheim #425 (Grudziadz #72, TP #72)
Duewag 1964
171-110-000072-15a

1074 GT6
Hagen GT6ZR #70 (Wuerzburg GT6 #270, Grudziadz GT6 #74, TP GT6 #74)
Duewag 1962
recently scrapped – sister 1075′ scrapped after accident (which happened on first day of service with MPK)
171-110-000074-18

1075″ GT6
Bielefeld GT6 #243 later Bielefeld GT8 #843 later Bielefeld GT8 #813 (Innsbruck GT6 #40, MKT GT6 #40)
Duewag 1957-63
sold to scrap man by MKT but swapped with accident victim 1075′ and thus re-activated
171-110-000075-11

1077 GT6ZR
Hagen #78 (Wuerzburg #278, Grudziadz #77, TP #77)
Duewag 1962/63
recently scrapped
171-110-000077-17

1078 GT6ZR
Hagen #81 (Wuerzburg #281, Grudziadz #78, TP #78 but never used in service)
Duewag 1962/63
recently scrapped
171-110-000078-13a

1084 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #64 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #84 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #813, MKT GT8ZR #84)
Duewag 1959/60
first stored but now re-activated for service
171-110-000084-10

1085 GT8ZR
Hagen GT6ZR #65 (Innsbruck GT8ZR #85 with centre section from Bielefeld GT8 #810, MKT GT8ZR #85)
Duewag 1959/60
171-110-000085-23a

1147 GT6
Ludwigshafen #147, MKT #147)
Duewag 1962-67
sister car #123 scrapped
171-110-000147-16a

1512 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #434 later Ludwigshafen GT6 #146 later Mannheim GT8N #509 later Helsinki GT8N #163
Duewag 1964
lars-richter-1512-lodz-2014-08-29-11-42-19b

1519 GT8N
Mannheim-Ludwigshafen GT6 #366 later Ludwigshafen GT6 #146 later Mannheim GT8N #507 later Helsinki GT8N #165
Duewag 1962
lars-richter-lodz-1519-2014-09-01-10-22-59

1521 GT8N
Mannheim GT6 #429 later Mannheim GT8N #519 later Helsinki GT8N #162
Duewag 1964
most recent addition to the fleet1521 wlokn

1522 GT8N
Mannheim GT6 #354 later Mannheim GT8N #503 later Helsinki GT8N #164
Duewag 1962
most recent addition to the fleet
1522 czment2499 M8CN ex 521 M8C

Bielefeld #521
Duewag 1982
rebuilt by MPK
2499 czerwona

92002 GT6ZR „works car“
Bielefeld #509 (rebuilt in Bielefeld with front ends of GT6 #830 and #839)
Duewag 1960
171-110-092002-02

Sofia Trams

Znak Blue Orange

For many years the trams running in Sofia were built by „Tramvaen zavod“ (after 2002 called „Tramkar“). This company used to be owned by the city tram company then got privatised and now is back in the hands of Stolicen (Capital) Electrotransport EAD who run the trams and trolleybuses. The company has another subsidiary („Transenergo and Railway Track“) that runs the ILiantsi permanent way depot and the works car depot Klokotnitza (which houses most of the rubber tired fleet) – the latter was the old tram depot no.1 and now is also home to the transport body „SOFIA URBAN MOBILITY CENTRE“ EOOD which pays the operators for their services. Electrotransport EAD operates the following depots: Iskar (1435mm), Krasna poljana (1009mm), Banishora (1009mm), Iskar (trolleybus), Nadeja (trolleybus) and Levski (trolleybus – now just a workshop). Buses have been part of the company on and off over the years.

SP „Sofia Electrotransport“ (1952-1958) – without buses
SP „Public Transport“ (1959-1992) – without buses
„Sofia Public Transport Company“ Ltd. (1993-1997) – with buses
CPTC-Electrical EAD (1998-2001) – without buses
Stolicen Electrotransport EAD (2002-today) – without buses

Here is an overview about the rolling stock in use today:

Duewag trailer B4 (Duewag 1962) 1995-96 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4281-89
4287

Duewag GT6 (Duewag 1959) 1995 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4231-40
4232 svv

Duewag GT8Z (Duewag 1959) 1995 ex Bonn/DE – 1435mm
4401, 4405, 4410-13, 4415
4412 ende 23 2

Duewag T4 (Duewag 1960) 1995 ex Bonn – 1435mm
4205-08, 4210-14
4211 22

Inekon T8M-700IT (Inekon 2008-09) these are totally rebuilt T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
2401-18
2410 awaria 44444

Pesa 122NaSF SWING (PESA 2013-14) – 1009mm
2301-20
2318-tunnel

Tatra trailer B4D-C (CKD 1981-86 modernised by MGT in 1992-93) 2011-12 ex Halle/DE – 1009mm
176, 182-83, 190-93, 196, 198, 200, 202, 210-11, 214, 217-21, 223
0200

Tatra trailer B4D-M (CKD 1984-87 modernised by LVB 1992-94) 2010 ex Leipzig/DE – 1435mm
4729, 4751, 4755-56, 4759-60, 4762-65, 4767-69, 4771-72
4751sss

Tatra T4D-C (CKD1981-86 modernised by MGT in 1992-94) 2011-12 ex Halle/DE – 1009mm
1132-36, 1139, 1141, 1143, 1146, 1152, 1166, 1171, 1175, 1178, 1181-82, 1187, 1199, 1213, 1215
note: 1175 now used as works car (sand car)
1134 banishora

Tatra T4D-M2 (CKD 1980-82 modernised by LVB 1996-98) 2010 ex Leipzig/DE – 1435mm
4030, 4034-35, 4039, 4042, 4044-45, 4049, 4059, 4063, 4065, 4067, 4075, 4077, 4080
4049 22.tiff

Tatra T6A2-BG (CKD 1991) – 1009mm
2021-40, 3001-20
3013 loewen ssssss

Tatra T6A2-SF (CKD 2000) – 1009mm
2041-57
2052 awaria 44444

Tatra T6B5 (CKD 1989-90) – 1435mm
4101-37
4111.tiff

Tramkar T6M-700F (Tramkar 1986-89) these are ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
701-03, 706-09, 711, 713-16, 719-20, 722-23, 802-13, 815, 817, 819, 821-22, 824-25, 828, 830-31
0714 awaria probe 2

Tramkar T6MD-1000M(2002) (Tramkar 1988) ex T6MD-1000M modernised in 2002 – 1435mm
4027
4027 iskar

Tramkar T8M-500F (Tramkar 2010-14) these are mostly rebuilt T8M-900M ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
503-11
note: 503 is actually ex T8M-500 ex T6K-503; 504 is actually ex T8M-900M ex T6K-503; 510 is ex T8M-900M only
2015-03-23-11-17-32c

Tramkar T8M-900M (Tramkar 1997-2007) these are rebuilt T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
903, 906-07, 912-13, 915, 917-27, 930-31, 935, 937-39
0918 awaria

Tramkar T8M-900F (Tramkar 2012-14) these are rebuilt T6M-900M ex T6M-700 trams – 1009mm
909, 916, 928-29, 932-34, 936
note: 909 is actually an ex T6K-503 tram
0928 hufeisen

Museumswagen:
35 (Siemens & Halske 193?)
92 (MAN 1935)
Bw 501 (Typ Kardalev / Nachbau 2000)

0035-banishora-2340092 banishora depot1
0501 schleife sl10-b 2015-03-22-01-18-38a

Works cars:

Plasser & Theurer Beaver 4-73
„PT“

T4M-50
80-82, 84-85

0081 klo 2
0082 f klo
0084
0085

T4M-801
89
0089

T4M-900
88

T6M-400
416
0416aaa

2x Lore „PB“
2015-03-22-03-07-05b

2x Turmwagen „SL“
xyz

Various cars are currently „out of service“:

200, 707, 724, 906, 920, 1089, 1094, 1131/2, 1140, 1044, 1219, 2029, 2043, 2057, 2401, 3002, 4063, 4103, 4756, 4762, 4769, 4772

A number of older cars survive which one day may be restored as museum cars (these are mostly now stored inside the Tramkar workshops):

174 (T8M-730), 240 (T4M-221), 306 (T8M-310), 408 (Bonn = Ersatzteilspender), 435 (T6M-400), 538 (T4P-521), 551 (Ernesto Breda), 553 (MAN), 564 (MAN), 601 (Grafinya), 719 (T4M-701), 724 (T6M-700), 1089/94 (T4D)

174
0174

240
0240

Bonn 408
bonn408

435
0435

538
0538

tramkar transenergo

Hong Kong Tram Fleet

1987 type car 1

115-060-000001-05

1950 type car 7

115-060-000007-01

Trailer 17

115-060-000017-05

„Vintage“ Tour Cars 28 + 128

115-060-000028-09

115-060-000128-01

„Historic“ Car 120

115-060-000120-05

Fleet list (Fleet Numbers, Type, Builder, Years Built, Info, Notes)

1900s
• 1-16 : 1904 : Electric Rly & Tramway Carriage works : 1904 : single deck cross-bench : note 1)
• 17-26 : 1904 : Electric Rly & Tramway Carriage works : 1904 : single deck combination (California) : note 1)
• 27-36 : 1905 : Electric Rly & Tramway Carriage works : 1905 : single deck cross-bench : note 1)

1910s
• 37-46 : 1912 : Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. : 1912 : open-top double deck : notes 2) 3)
• 47-80 : 1918 : Hong Kong & Whampoa Dock Co. : 1918-23 : open-top double deck with canvas roofs : note 4)

1920s
• 81-86 : 1925 : HKT : 1925-26 : totally-enclosed double deck

1930s
• 87-91 : 1925 : HKT : 1931 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 92-97 : 1925 : HKT : 1935 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 98-103 : 1925 : HKT : 1938 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 104-107 : 1925 : HKT : 1939 : totally-enclosed double deck

1940s
• 108-109 : 1925 : HKT : 1940 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 110-112 : 1925 : HKT : 1948 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 113-119 : 1925 : HKT : 1949 : totally-enclosed double deck
• 120 : 1949 : HKT : 1949 : prototype double deck

1950s
• 121-124 : 1950 : HKT : 1950-64 : double deck
• 126-127 : 1950 : HKT : 1950-64 : double deck
• 147-157 : 1950 : HKT : 1950-64 : double deck
• 125 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1950-64 : double deck
• 128-146 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1950-64 : double deck
• 158-162 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1950-64 : double deck
• 1-119″ : 1950 : HKT : Taikoo or Hong Kong & Whampoa : 1950-64 : double deck : notes 5) 13)
• 200 : 1950 : HKT : 1956 : single deck works car (tank car) : note 6)

1960s
• Trailer 1 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1964 : single deck trailer : note b7)
• Trailers 2-11 : – : Metal Sections : 1965-66 : single deck trailers : note 9)
• Trailers 12-21 : – : Metal Sections : 1967 : single deck trailers : note 9)
• Trailer 22 : – : HKT : 1967 : single deck trailer : note 10)

1970s
• 163 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1979 : double deck : note 8)

1980s
• 28”’ : Vintage : HKT : 1984-85 : historic car open balcony double deck : note 11)
• 128”’ : Vintage : HKT : 1986 : historic car half open-top double deck : note 12)
• 201 : 1950 : Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering : 1989 : note 13)
• cars 6”’, 36”’, 39”’, 41”’, 46”’, 80”’, 88”’, 89”’, 121”’, 127”’, 139”’, 141”’, 143/4”’, 159”’ : 1986 : HKT : 1986-87 : refurbished double decker : note 14)
• cars 1-27””, 29-43””, 45-119””, 121-127”’, 129-143”’, 145-162”’, 163”, 165-166 : 1987 : Full Arts or Leeway Engineering : 1987-1991 : replacement double decker : notes 15) 16) 17)

1990s
• 120″“ : „1987“ : HKT : 1991 : historic car with 1950s type body : note 18)
• Birkenhead 69-70 : 1950 : HKT : 1992 : standard gauge double deck
• 200″ : 1987 : HKT : 1998 : works car (half open-top) double deck

2000s
• 168-171 : 2000 : HKT : 2000-200x : modern bus-style bodies double deck : note 19)
• 300 : Vintage : HKT : 2007 : works car (open balcony) double deck diesel powered

2010s
• 168″ : 2011 : HKT : 2011 : double deck : note 20)
• 171″, 172-175 : 2011 : HKT : 2011 : double deck : note 21)
• various (1-166) : 2011 : HKT : 2011-ongoing : double deck (replacement of the 1987 type trams which will take a few years to complete) : note 22)
• 400 : 2011 : HKT : 2013 : works car double deck

Notes:
1) at least 3 cars rebuilt in 1907 to “fully enclosed” (nos. not known)
2) ten new cars – the other 18 are rebuilds (new bodies) of older cars incl. all of the California cars
3) by 1924 all had received canvas roofs
4) from 1923 some (incl. no.63) received timber roofs
5) trucks and equipment from older cars
6) replaced three older works cars (of which there is little information available); scrapped in 1984
7) rebuilt into double deck motor car no.163 in 1979
8 ) ex trailer 1
9) scrapped in 1982
10) scrapped in 1979
11) rebuilt from 1950s type car no.119
12) rebuilt from 1950s type car no.59
13) no.100 rebuilt into works car (water car) no.201 in 1989; scrapped in 1990
14) rebuilt from 1950s type cars; scrapped in 1991
15) new underframes, new bodies but old trucks and equipment (from 1950s type car)
16) no.165 was first numbered 44 and no. 166 was first numbered 144
17) in 1991-1992 the 1986 rebuilds got scrapped and replaced by new 1987 design cars
18) built with parts from 1950s type car no.86
19) no.171 equipped with air-conditioning but never carried passengers (body survives in depot)
20) the modern bus-style body replaced with new standard 2011 body
21) no.172 was the prototype and the body is much more like type 1987; no.171″ first numbered 1 when new, no.173 first numbered 2 when new, no.174 first numbered 3 when new
22) none of the „special cars“ 28, 120, 128, 200 have been converted so far and it is not known if these will be dealt with at all at a later stage

1986 type car 143 (these cars had a different rear end – there was a kind of shaped rain panel just below the roof)

115-060-000143-04

Type 2000 („Millennium“) Cars 168 + 170 + 171′ (the air-con tram that never ran in regular service)

115-060-000168-04

115-060-000170-04

115-060-000171-01

Type 2011 Car 171″

115-060-000171-02

Type 2011 Car 172 (this prototype of the new fleet has a body that looks like the 1987 type!)

115-060-000172-01

Workscars 200 + 300 + 400

115-060-000200-09

115-060-000300-05

115-060-000400-02

(some of the photos are courtesy of Joseph Tse – shown on front of tram 171′ – who also helped me with the fleet list)

Lodz – Brus museum depot

At the end of April 2013 the tram club KMST (Klub Miłośników Starych Tramwajów) moved the historic cars from the closed ex MKT depot at Helenowek to the ex TP depot at Brus. Brus is now owned by the city of Lodz and there are hopes to re-open Brus as a proper transport museum in the future. Brus is now open the public on certain open days during the year.

The following cars (listed by type) are now housed at Brus:

 

2N1 workscar 108 (owned by Jerzy Wojtowicz) ex MKT108 ex MPK92026 ex MPK2026 ex MPK218
108

2N1 workscar (training car) 1234 ex MPK234 (owned by MPK)
1234

2N1 work cars 3088 (owned by Tomasz Adamkiewicz) ex MPK
l3088

2N2 workscars 101 (owned by City of Lodz) ex TP101 ex MPK92030 ex MPK2030 ex MPK112
101a

2N2 workscar 92031 (owned by KMST) ex MPK
92031

5N workscar 103 (owned by City of Lodz) ex TP103 ex MPK92001 ex MPK2001 ex MPK330 ex MPK50
103a

5N workscar 109 (owned by KMST) ex MKT ex MPK2008 ex MPK33
109

5N motor 100 (owned by City of Lodz) ex MPK – currently under reconstruction
100a

5N motor 154 (owned by Tomasz Adamkiewicz ex MPK Bydgoszcz 154 ex 448 ex 24) – licensed
154

5N1 motor 4-092 (owned by MPK) ex MPK12092 ex MPK4-092 ex MPK4-047 ex MPK47 ex Bielsko-Biala 35 – currently under reconstruction
100

5ND1 trailer 702 (owned by Tomasz Adamkiewicz) ex MPK
702

803N motor 2 (owned by KMST) ex TP2 ex MPK4-191 ex MPK5-191 ex MPK5-947 ex MPK947 – should be licensed shortly
2

803N(modernised) motor 37 (owned by KMST) ex MKT37 ex MKT42 ex MPK5-172 ex MPK5-925 ex MPK925
37a

Belgijska (Metallurgiques 1910) trailer 371 (owned by KMST) – body only
(1) 171-110-000336-01

Duewag GT6 motor 1042 (owned by MPK)
1042-2013-12-14-12-46-00-IMG_0019

Herbrand VNB-125 motor 11 (owned by KMST) – body only
(1) 171-110-000011-03

Herbrand motor 336 (owned by KMST) – body only
(1) 171-110-000371-01

Sanok motor 17 (owned by Tomasz Adamkiewicz) – licensed
2014-08-30-02-57-45

Four axle flat wagon 38 (owned by MPK)
2012-04-20-12-15-06-IMG_5036

J. John Two axle freight wagon „50 (from series 39-42!)“ (owned by MPK)
2012-04-20-12-15-40-IMG_5043

J. John Two axle freight wagon „no. unknown (from series 39-42)“ (owned by Tomasz Adamkiewicz)
car2a

Two axle freight wagon 48 (owned by MPK)
car1

not expected at Brus soon (maybe in the future?)

2N workscar 105 (owned by City of Lodz) ex MKT ex MPK52105 ex MPK2105 – (stored at Helenowk and future unsecure)
l105

5N1 motor 337 (MPK owned) ex MPK100 ex MPK337 – licensed (housed at Chocianowice)
(1) 20130324 131103a

5ND trailer 644 (MPK owned) ex MPK504 ex MPK664 – licensed (housed at Chocianowice)
644

803N motor 21 (owned by City of Lodz) ex MKT21 ex MPK5-959 ex MPK1-959 ex MPK6-959 ex MPK959 – no motors (stored at Helenowek and future unsecure)
(1) 2012-03-30-17-33-41-IMG_1377

Herbrand GE-58/U-107c motor 71 (MPK owned) – licensed (housed at Tramwajowa)
2013-05-11-16-16-58-IMG_0690

Lilpop II motor 48 (MPK owned) – (housed at Tramwajowa)
2012-04-20-10-08-40-IMG_4760

Lilpop III motor 153 (MPK owned) – currently under reconstruction (housed at Tramwajowa)
2011-05-27-09-54-58-IMG_6175

Lilpop III motor 158 (MPK owned) – (housed at Tramwajowa)
0158 2013-12-15-09-38-46-IMG_0353

not part of the active museum fleet is this tram that was overhauled at Telefoniczna and later Brus but is now on display in Konstantynow Lodzkie

2N2 282 (City of Konstantynow owned) ex MPK72012 ex MPK2012 ex MPK282
2014-05-17-09-01-06a

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part II (The Fleet) – updated JUN-2014

This original posting from 2012 has been updated with a current fleet list (June 2014) only:

(Photo: Pawel Kazmierczak)

Much has happened in Lodz in 2012. We now only have one operator (MPK) and much of the interurban rolling stock has been scrapped. MPK absorbed parts of the MKT and TP fleets (those vehicles not taken over were scrapped or are still in the process of being scrapped – no workscars were taken over but so far all of them survive at Brus and Helenowek depots).

Here you will find the fleet list.

What we have not yet included are the passenger tram carbodies owned by the tram club which still are stored in the open at Helenowek depot. MPK also uses some ex 1950/60s Konstal chassis to transport modern bogies (no details known). Also a couple of ancient 4-wheel freight cars survive at Brus, Helenowek and Chocianowice depots plus a 8-wheel flat waggon at Chocianowice (no fleet numbers known). It is hoped that most if not all will eventually move to the new Brus transport museum which is supposed to be set-up later this year. As we write this Brus depot is closed and almost empty (except for 2 workscars and some equipment owned by the tram club). At Helenowek the scrapping of cars continues. We hear that MPK will now not take over Helenowek depot (which is owned by Lodz city)! Tram club owned no.2 (ex TP) is currently at Helenowek plus some privately owned cars (see list). No. 2 is supposed to move to Chocianowice depot next but eventually will go to the transport museum in Brus. Some of the ex German cars at Telefoniczna are now stored on the grass (i.e. off the track) because of acute shortage of space.

Fleet numbers explained:

The regular fleet has always been issued with a 3 digit car number (e.g. 001-999). In 1985 (except for the historic cars and the ex MKT cars where the lease has been taken over = ex Mannheim and ex BOGESTRA cars) a fourth digit was added to the front of the number denoting the depot:

1 = originally Tramwajowa (until 1986 or 87), now Telefoniczna
2 = originally Dąbrowskiego (until 2011), now Chocianowice
3 = previously used for Chocianowice
4 = Brus (no. dropped when taken over by TP)
5 = Helenowek (no. dropped when taken over by MKT)
6 = Telefoniczna (1986-87 only)

To make things more complicated, most workscars were renumbered (in the 1970s) into the 2000 series (but allocated to any depot) and these cars later (in the 1980s) received another prefix:

1-3 = depots as above
7 = training cars (prefix no longer in use for them today), also some workscars at Tramwajowa carried this prefix
9 = general workscar prefix (permanent way division „Zakład Torów i Sieci“ – but cars can be found at all depots and not just the ZTiS yard opposite old Dąbrowskiego depot).

So far we have not seen if the following cars have been renumbered:
32036, 32102, 32106 and 72012.

805N/Na modernisation explained:

On Wikipedia you find various articles (some only in Polish) that deal with the different versions of these Konstal trams. The original cars (this includes the standard gauge 105N/Na cars) were technically very similar to the Warsaw 13N type which itself was more-or-less a blatant copy of a CKD Tatra T1 car (Warsaw had bought two of those). The T1 is of course based on an American classic: the PCC car. So many of the 105/805 cars still around in Poland today with their original foot controls are really PCC cars. Some cars have been rebuilt with more modern control equipment and starting in 2004 many (let’s concentrate on the 805s here) trams were thoroughly modernised. MPK Lodz has done a lot of their cars and they also did modernisations for other systems: Gdansk, Silesia and Torun. Here is a list of the 805Na ND cars rebuilt in Lodz (only the MPK Lodz fleet is mentioned). Note that during 2005 they left out the cabs in the second trams of the sets (without a cab they are called 805NaD/2). Four sets received different control equipment and are called 805N-Enika (the last two sets now feature a new door layout in the middle giving more space on board: one double door instead of two double doors). It has to be mentioned that MPK Lodz does not (or at least not always) modernise the trams in the original order. A tram going in for modernisation usually comes out bearing a different fleet number! We are not aware of any official re-numbering lists. Sometimes motormen go out in the yard to pick up their tram for the day and they find two sets with the same numbers (the original set and a modernised set bearing the same fleet numbers – the old set will of course soon depart for the Tramwajowa works)…

There are also the following cars in the fleet today with different control equipment in the fleet (one could call them „sort of modernised“ – only the bodywork has not been updated):

805N-ML 264+5, 266+7, 620+1, 936+7
805N Elin 335+6, 368+9, 908+9, 914+5, 916+7, 930+1, 932+3, 934+5, 938+9

We are still working on a list of the surviving non-modernised cars.

Workscars in Lodz

In this article we are presenting a current overview of the lodz workscar fleet. On overview (with more details) can also be found in our current fleet list (updated for January 2014) which can be downloaded here – this list includes the whole fleet, not just the workscars.

The cars are shown here in numerical order using their original 2XXX MPK workscars numbers

fleet number (operator), owner

103 (TP) City of Lodz originaly 2001
171-110-000103-07

92002 MPK
171-110-092002-02

92003 MPK
(1) 171-110-092003-04

92004 MPK
(1) 171-110-092004-01

109 (MKT) KMST originaly 2008
171-110-000109-06

12011 MPK
171-110-012011-05

92013 MPK
(1) 171-110-092013-02

92025 MPK
(1) 171-110-092025-01

108 (MKT) privately owned (KMST member) originaly 2026
171-110-000108-08a

92027 MPK
(1) 171-110-092027-01

101 (TP) City of Lodz originaly 2030
171-110-000101-09a

92031 (MPK) KMST
171-110-092031-04

92032 MPK
(1) 171-110-092032-01

92033 MPK
(1) 171-110-092033-02

92034 MPK
(1) 171-110-092034-01

12035 MPK
171-110-012035-04

2036 MPK
171-110-002036-02

92037 MPK
(1) 171-110-092037-01

2044 MPK
(1) 171-110-002044-03

12050 MPK
171-110-012050-07

92096 MPK
(1) 171-110-092096-02

22101 MPK
(1) 171-110-022101-02

32102 MPK
171-110-032102-04

22103 MPK
(1) 171-110-022103-03

105 (MKT) City of Lodz originaly 2105
(1) 171-110-000105-04

22106 MPK
171-110-022106-04

12107 MPK
171-110-012107-05a

– (not numbered) MPK
171-110-000050-02

Kolkata Fleet – Update (2013)

In 2013 CTC introduced the first of the new „single bogey (or coach)“ (they of course mean bogie tram or 4 axle tram – as opposed to regular articulated bogie 6 axle tram they usually use) trams. The body is longer than those found on the other trams.

No. 630A was probably rebuilt from original car 630 from this series (like all recent rebuilds using the electrical and mechanical parts of the donor tram and simply putting a new fibre-glass body on it):

600-659 (JM6s) “N” Burn & Co.1982-83 (trucks and electrical equipment ex “J/K/L@”)
@ 1 car ex “J”, 35 cars ex “K” and 24 cars ex “L” (all re-numbered into this series)

Here is a video of it we found on Youtube:

And these interesting articles about this new class of tram:

http://caravanmagazine.in/lede/joy-ride

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-25/kolkata/35999064_1_tram-kolkata-streets-class-system

A second car numbered 603B (with a slightly different body) has now appeared and this one is airconditioned:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/spending-lifestyle/enjoy-kolkatas-heritage-with-an-ac-tram-ride/slideshow/19609582.cms

Tramwaje Szczecińskie – Workscars and Museum Fleet 2012

A recent visit to Stettin (in October 2012) allowed me to finish my long planned overview of the existing workscars and historic trams. Listed are all current workscars, the fleet on show in the new Technical Museum (most cars are on loan from the tram company) and all other preserved cars (including those unrestored ones on storage). It also shows the renumbering that occured in 2000 of the workscars fleet (ex Roman numerals). You can find the list here.

Hier einigte Fotos dazu:

001

004

005

V (5)

006

007

VII (7)

011

012

020

023

024

025

027

033

034

035

037

041

LIV (54)

114 (Aufnahme: René Felgentreu)

144

167

216

286 (aufgenommen 1991 – leider keine aktuelle Aufnahme vorhanden)

293

343

386

551

604

606

713

915

919

953

MZK-II-15986

N372400180

on a recent trip to Inowroclaw we came across ex 032 (originally passenger car 255)
hohensalza-inowroclaw255

Kolkata 2011 – The Fleet

This my attempt to compile a fleet list of the CTC. I can not say that I am 100% confident that everything shown here is correct. Various sources (most with little details and many omissions and even more remaining questions) have been used. Also my trip to Kolkata in February 2011 has allowed me to make personal oberservations (we visited all depots and I took photos of everything that was somehow captureable – i.e. some stored cars at the back of dark Tollygunge and Kalighat depots escaped me plus a handfull of cars at other depots that were boxed in by other cars. I know not all of the cars contained in the fleet list still survive but I have added fleet numbers of all the cars seen in service or in depots (including Nonapukur workshops) under each „class“ heading. Not all the cars seen are „runners“ (i.e. some looked like they have not moved in years) but I would not like to classify them as many of the cars actually in service do look like they should not be so… We did see more fibre glass bodies under assembly at Nonapukur workshops but none of them sported any fleet numbers. I could not find any references to cars 560, 588-599 and 660-680; these numbers may well have been left unassigned.

OK, here we go – this list deals with the current fleet (sorted by fleet number):

  • 125 (M2s) „BALAK“ CTC19?? (rebuilt from ?)

    seen: 125
  • 201-206 (JM6s) „PAYE“ CTC1965-67 (trucks and electrical equipment ex Bombay)



    seen: 204, 205
  • 207-281 (JM6s) (class code not known) Burn & Co.1982-83 – referred to as „new cars“; no.211 was prototype 601; no.225 burned in depot fire



    seen: 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218#, 219, 220#, 221, 222, 224, 226, 227#, 228, 229, 232#, 234, 235#, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 245, 247, 248, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 260, 262, 263, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270, 271, 274, 275, 276, 277#, 278, 279, 280, 281#

  • 282-289 (J6Ms) (class code not known) CTC1950(ca.) – the bodies look like the flat fronted „K“ class; some sources list these as 282-299 „new cars“ but this can not be right (as no.290 was not seen I can only guess to which class this belongs…)



    seen: 282, 283, 286, 287, 288, 289
  • 290-299 (JM6s) (class code not known) Burn & Co.1986-87 – referred to as „new cars“); for no.290 see above



    seen: 291, 292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 298
  • just for info: 300-306 „J“ = retired (one rebuilt into „N“)
  • 307…489 (JM6s) „K“ CTC1950(ca.) – about 30 rebuilt with lengthened bodies and tapered ends





    seen: 323, 344, 370, 408, 410+, 416+, 427+, 429+, 439, 440, 442+, 449, 455, 456+, 458, 461#, 488
    + these cars have a „tapered“ front
  • 435 (JM6s) „SUNDARI“ CTC1974 (prototype; rebuilt from „K“ no.435)
    not (!) seen
  • 490…559 (JM6s) „L“ CTC1950(ca.) – some rebuilt with eliptical ends



    seen: 490, 492, 497#, 498, 503#, 504, 506#, 507, 514#, 516#, 540, 545#
  • 561-587 (JM6s) „S“ CTC1974-76 (trucks and electrical equipment ex Bombay and „K“ class)





    seen: 561, 562, 563, 568+, 569, 570, 572, 573, 574, 575, 577, 582, 583, 585, 586, 587
    + this car rebuilt as „Heritage Ride“ car – now used for private charters
  • 600-659 (JM6s) „N“ Burn & Co.1982-83 (trucks and electrical equipment ex „J/K/L@“)






    seen: 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605#, 606, 607, 608, 609+, 610, 612, 613, 614, 616, 617#, 618, 619, 620, 621, 622, 623, 625, 626#, 627, 630, 633, 634, 635, 636#, 637, 638, 639, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 651, 652++, 653, 655++, 656, 658, 659
    @ 1 car ex „J“, 35 cars ex „K“ and 24 cars ex „L“ (all re-numbered into this series)
    + this car with modern front end (resembling Melbourne „B“ class – the other car was no. 649 but this was not seen)
    ++ these cars have a more modern front
  • 681-700 (JM6s) (no class code known) Jessop & Co.1988




    seen: 681, 684, 685, 686, 687, 690, 691, 692, 694, 695, 696, 697, 700
  • 701-725 (JM6s) „N“ Burn & Co.1988



    seen: 701, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 711, 713, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 722, 723, 724, 725
  • # these cars have received a new fibre glass body (218 has a more modern version) – 17 seen in total





Workscars (all seen):

  • Flat Wagon 2 (M2s)


  • Flat Wagon 3 (M2s)



  • Water Car „HOWRAH“ (M2s)


  • Inspection Wagon 2 (M2s)

  • Rail Scrubber 1 (M2s)


  • Rail Scrubber 3 (M2s)


  • School Car 2 (JM6s)


  • School Car 4 (JM6s)


  • School Car 5 (JM6s)


  • School Car 6 (JM6s)


  • Flat Cars (trailers) (two; not numbered) (B2d)


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