Category: India

Travels 2011 – Kolkata (Fleet Overview)

Updated DEC 2020 with the help of the excellent fleet list supplied by Sagnik Gupta (Thank you!) This my attempt to compile a fleet list of the CTC. Various sources have been used. My trip to Kolkata in February 2011 has allowed me to make personal oberservations (we visited all depots and I took photos Read More

Travels 2011 Kolkata (Report)

Note: this post was first uploaded in 2011 – we have updated it at the end of 2020… (follow the link at the bottom to go to the photo sections) – a very nice e-magazine was published in early 2021 dealing with all aspects of the Kolkata tramway: http://www.traintrackers.com/railcanvaz/railcanvaz3.html Another year, another exotic location, another travel report: I’ve 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 #262 leaving Kalighat Depot for Tollygunge Day 3 #711 at Esplanade (route 12/7) #429 Read More