Howrah Shed, 31 January 1980
After our two days on the Darjeeling line, we took the Darjeeling Mail back to Calcutta. Phil, Grahame and I went to Howrah shed to see steam. In addition to a good number of Indian Railways Standard WP 4-6-2s, Howrah also had older BESA HGS 2-8-0s and SGS 0-6-0s, IRS XC 4-6-2s and a WT 2-8-4T. I even photographed one of IR's comparatively rare EMD export GT16s, IR's Class WDM4.
After our time at the shed, we watched trains for a while next to the main line from Howrah station. An HGS 2-8-0 came by light engine. Freights pulled by a WAG4 electric and WP 4-6-2 were also seen as was a commuter train with a WG 2-8-2. I guess I didn't shoot a lot of the EMUs, which were probably the more common commuter trains, but I did get one going by with the catle wandering down the ROW.
Eventually, we took another train back to Howrah station to board the Coromandel Express for points south.