Modern Non-TVS2000 Passenger cars of Anatolian Lines
Here is the logic for creating a class named "non-TVS2000 cars". The passenger cars currently in use on Anatolian lines other than TVS2000 all have the common following characteristics
- Max speed for most of them is 120 km/h, some have a 100 km/h limit.
- None of them have air conditioning or any automatic thermostat system to keep the interior at constant temperature.
- All of them have (although differing in voltage) steam and electric heating systems.
- All of them have operable windows.
- For all these stock, all of the doors are hand-controlled. No electro-pneumatic door is found.
- None of them have noise insulation like TVS2000’s.
Further classification is performed considering the operation (regional-intercity), car type (couchette, Pullman etc) and livery (all car types have individual liveries) Technical detail about these cars will be added as soon.
These cars are generally used in regional and commuter lines, although there are some exceptions. They have different liveries, and one of them is presented below. This is the livery of Haydarpasa Adapazari trains. However, a car having an additional double door in the middle is definitely a regional car.
These cars may be compartment, couchette, sleeping or dining. Each type has individual liveries.
These Pullman cars are the most unavoidable cars of TCDD. When you travel with train, you will most probably meet these cars. As mentioned above, the main technical structure does not differ very much, so as a sub-classification of Pullman cars, livery is used.
Blue Pullman Cars
These were introduced with the "Blue Train (Mavi Tren)" of TCDD. Mavi Tren, which was first operated between Ankara-Istanbul and then became more widespread, is a relatively fast express service having fewer stops and higher priority. These cars were manufactured for consistency between name and appearance. They don’t have much different characteristics and since they have been introduced they have been added to other trains as well. Today, there is not a rule that Blue Trains will be equipped with blue Pullman cars, for example Blue Trains from Ankara to Izmir are now equipped with TVS2000 stock. Some of the blue Pullmans have 2+1 seat arrangements, some have 2+2.
Içanadolu Mavi Treni from Eregli has arrived to Haydarpasa.
Again Içanadolu Mavi Treni. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.
Black-red Pullman Cars
These are another types of Pullman cars. Again there is not very much difference between them and blue Pullman, however there are slight changes. Some of the black-red Pullmans have different newer seats than blue Pullmans. Furthermore, all of the black-red Pullmans have 2+2 seat arrangements.
Blue-red Pullman Cars
There is a slight difference here. Blue red Pullman cars are products of the first trials of TCDD to operate luxury cars. They were introduced with Fatih Express between Ankara-Istanbul. They have relatively higher quality interior than other Pullman cars. Blowers do the heating. Before TVS2000’s they were being operated as the special cars of Fatih Express. Now they lost their importance. Today, they are in mixed operation with other Pullman stock, and some have even no different interior than the other Pullman stock. But what happened to Fatih Express? Today it is a night train and it is equipped with TVS2000 stock.
The blue-red Pullman coach in Anadolu Express to Ankara. This train displays all types of Pullman cars. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.
Compartment cars of TCDD have black-red liveries. 1st and 2nd class arrangements exist. It is rather difficult to distinguish between compartment and couchette cars, and the best way for this is to look at the sidewall markings: a small c stands for the couchette. The yellow line above the windows helps to distinguish them from Pullman cars.
Couchette cars of TCDD have black-red liveries. 1st and 2nd class arrangements exist. It is rather difficult to distinguish between compartment and couchette cars, and the best way for this is to look at the "c" sidewall marking. The yellow line above the windows helps you distinguish them from Pullman cars.
The couchette car of TCDD is added to Meram Express
Couchette compartment in day position.
Dining cars have a lot of different liveries. Up to this time, blue, blue-red and white have been spotted liveries. Some of the oldest dining cars have very rough ride. The most common spotting feature for them is the "Yemekli Vagon" signs.