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CTC 200 281flagKolkata Bengal Kolkata

CTC tram service no. 36 making its way towards Khidderpore.

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©  Jan 28, 2012


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CTC tram service no. 36 making its way towards Khidderpore.



1) Car manufacturer for this No 281 : Burn Standard Company in Howrah manufactured numbers 207 to 299 from 1982. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata_tram
2)Technical :
Speed: 60 km/h (37.3 mph) (max); avg speed: 30 km/h (18.6 mph)[citation needed]
Controller: Three types – Cam (manufactured in London), GEC (manufactured in England) and Fuji (manufactured in Japan). Fuji is the most modern.
Traction motor: Four types: TDK, Mitsubishi, Fuji and Bhel. EE-made traction motors are still in use – for example, 133A and 309/1B.
Propulsion: Traction motor pinion, directly coupled via pinion-and-gear mechanism with drive wheel
Track gauge: Standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)[2]
Brakes: Pneumatic type through air compressor (DC 550V)
Voltage: 550 volts DC in overhead wires.[14]
Current drawn by trolley pole
1) Source of info :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata_tram (under CARS)
Owned by "The Calcutta Tramways Co. Ltd.".....Source http://www.irfca.org/~mrinal/tramcars.html
Beautiful shot!
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