|Plinthed in a small enclosure opposite Howrah station was 2ft 6in gauge Bagnall 0-6-4T AK 6 (2021 of 1916) ex Ahmadpur-Katwa Railway|
Acclimatisation for the early arrivals included a visit to the famous Howrah station, across the Hooghly River from the CBD, and a ride back on the ferry.
|The huge Howrah station from across the Hooghly River|
|We made acquaintance with some of the residents of Howrah Station, a very busy suburban terminus.|
|The Howrah bridge, similar in length to Brisbane's Story bridge, dominates the scene|
|Ablutions on the western bank|
The next day the entire party rode a chartered tram from the central tram station in the heart of Kolkata. This is the last tram system left in India.
|Articulated tram at Dalhouise Square|
|Goat herding at the central tram station|
|Kolkata is a busy commercial hub.|
2ft 6in gauge Bagnall 2-6-2T BK-13 (3053 of 1953) ex Burdwan Katwa Railway
Broad gauge 20202 (Class WAM-1) was the first alternating current passenger locomotive in India. Manufactured by a European consortium in 1959, it is reportedly operational and its condition suggests that it has not been long on display.
|First sighting in India of a Darjeeling B class locomotive. 798 (North British 23291 of 1898) is nicely displayed under cover with two carriages.|
|A metre gauge express engine, 2-8-2 3403 built by TELCO (a.k.a Tata) in 1961.|
|Two British tour members enjoying their ride on the 18 inch gauge 'Fairy Queen Express' train.|