Calcutta Tramways – Horse-drawn Car Service, Calcutta, 1873


ঘোড়া-টানা ট্রাম, কলকাতা, ১৮৭৩

In February 1873, the Tramway Company introduced their trial service to run a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) horse-drawn tram car service between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street. After a short break the Company, registered as Calcutta Tramway Co. Ltd, laid anew Meter-gauge horse-drawn tram tracks from Sealdah to Armenian Ghat via Bowbazar Street, Dalhousie Square and Strand Road. The service discontinued in 1902.

The photograph featured above shows a cropped view of a horse-drawn tram car running on Old Court House Street, Calcutta. Photographers: Bourne and Shepherd, c.1880’s. See full view

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One comment on “Calcutta Tramways – Horse-drawn Car Service, Calcutta, 1873

  1. […] scholar of University of Calcutta and a curator of Kolkata’s history, points out – ‘The horse-drawn tram service that was introduced in 1873 was discontinued in 1902. The first electric tramcars of Calcutta were […]

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