Category: India

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 Read More

Kolkata 1926 – “Spurensuche “

“Spurensuche” is a German word I can not easily translate into English. “Search for traces” comes close but sounds very technical. “Spurensuche” is actually something I intend to do on my next visit to Kolkata – look for traces of the old tramlines (mainly in Howrah). Hopefully I’ll have more time for things like this. Read More

Travels 2011 – Kolkata (Fleet Overview)

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 Read More

Travels 2011 Kolkata (Report)

Another year, another exotic location, another travel report… I’ve long toyed with the idea of visiting Calcutta (now called Kolkata). In February 2011 this dream became a reality. Together with a fairly large group of fellow enthusiasts from the US, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany (21 in total) who wanted to join me Read More

Travels 2011 – Kolkata Part III

Last day (Day 5): those fires again (amazing how quite the streets still are at 7:30am – if only I had forced myself to get up this early every day… on the next visit for sure) #634 in Lenin Sarani (route 22) #270 in Lenin Sarani (route 25) #270 (we arrived in this car here) Read More

Travels 2011 – Kolkata Part II

Images Day 4 #603 in Lenin Sarani (route 1) – in the morning they burn rubbish and leaves in the gutter…. #603 same location (how different it looks if one does not “shoot” into the sun) #215 in Lenin Sarani (route 17) #218 ditto (route 5) – the newest car body (already with some “injuries”)… Read More

Travels 2011 – Kolkata Part I

Images taken on day 2 #715 at Esplanade (route 1) #637 in Syed Ali Amir Avenue near Park Circus Depot (route 25) #498 Gariahat Depot #276 at Kalighat Depot (on the unnumbered shuttle route to Tollygunge) #264 Tollygunge Depot #686 #686 #686 #262 leaving Kalighat Depot for Tollygunge Day 3 #711 at Esplanade (route 12/7) Read More