Kolkata 2011 – Youtube

We have now uploaded some video slideshows to Youtube. Prints or JPEGS of most (not all!) images are available… – send us an email if you are interested.

  • 2011 images taken by Daniel Joseph (animated by Eric Bronsky)
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0miJ8QC6kLw&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at B.B.D.Bag Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOTKxK0-A2g&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken on Behala – Joka line (showing both termini)
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpT2C_VQnc&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Belgatchia Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KntN8mdhaPE&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Bidhan Nagar Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaaUjty36no&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Esplanade Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La0l8JmhhTk&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Galif Street Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFBOzh1G41I&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Gariahat Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncfb7tjm6NA&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Howrah Bridge Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyqjboGCusI&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Kalighat Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDbiq63aEwk&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Kidderpore Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oyUfwv5EDw&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken in Lenin Saranio
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el_TdGp3dqM&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Nonapukur Workshops (and outside)
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3qhF-GM-pc&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Park Circus Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBp-I6aqJ5k&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Rajabazar Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whmjOb3n3OE&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Shyambazar Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrCwUqVs438&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at Tollygunge Depot Terminus
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9QLe-fwpm8&w=560&h=315]
  • 2011 images taken at various locations away from the main tram termini
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAn0f-gVn6g&w=560&h=315]
  • compilation – 2011 images taken at various locations
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2p8kbYTMWA&w=560&h=315]
  • 1970s-90s images (historic images from our 35mm slide collection)
    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbeJyFuwvIE&w=560&h=315]

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Videos (Photo Gallery) of the Milano Interurbans

Some of our photos are available on Youtube as a Photo Gallery video. Check it out:

video 1
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs5eXBW2sM4&w=420&h=315]

video 2
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GvB6NzI-7o&w=420&h=315]

video 3 (not our photos but still a very nice selection of black & white images)
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLfeAl_G70&w=420&h=315]

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)


Having problems reading those Bengali numerals?

bengali numerals.png

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