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

Cairo, Heliopolis, Helwan and Alexandria – 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. Alexandria City Trams – Part 1 (non-Duewag cars) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=537NlN9cxVU&w=560&h=315] Alexandria City Trams – Part 2 (Duewag cars 800-830) [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dXhKhXlAI&w=560&h=315] Alexandria City Trams – Part 3 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

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part II (The Fleet)

Part I of our Lodz report dealt with the interurbans. In part II we show you photos of the current fleet (including all of the workscars) as of June 2011. All images were taken in May 2011 (except #72 and #506 which were parked in and impossible to photograph so older images were used) Here Read More

Łódź Interurban Tramways – Part I (The Lines)

Łódź is unique in Poland because it kept most of its interurban tramways. Only two lines were closed in the 1990s (route 44 to Aleksandrow and route 42 to Rzgow). See the 1998 map for details (this was published in the 2001 publication: Lodzka podmiejska komunikacja tramwajowa 1901-2001): click to enlarge solid line = existing Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part III (Rubber-Tyred Fleet)

Unlike parts 1+2 we can only show you a selection of the road (incl. road/rail) vehicles owned by the tramway company. Most photos were taken inside the huge ZETiT complex (i.e. the permanent way and workscar depot in Obozowa) – those taken at other locations are marked. Many more vehicles were seen and many of Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part II (Trailers & Traversers)

Apart from the motor car fleet of work cars there are also numerous trailers. Many of the trucks used are probbly from old passengers trams. As in part I we show all the vehicles we saw during our one day visit to all depots and workshops. I did miss the snow ploughs this time, they Read More

Warsaw Work Horses – Part IV (Previous Visits)

The last part of our Warsaw report deals with vehicles not observed during our May 2011 visit. The photos shown were all taken on previous visits and it is not known if these vehicles still exist (though in the case of the accident damaged “K” cars they are probably scrapped…). We show them in the 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

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