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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.

The above bogie frame is common for all these stock. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The above bogie frame is common for all these stock. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Views showing the various compartment types. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Regional Cars

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.

The regional car of Haydarpasa Adapazari local express train, ready to depart from Haydarpasa. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The regional car of Haydarpasa Adapazari local express train,
ready to depart from Haydarpasa. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Another type of regional car for suburban train operating between Alsancak-Buca. This car maximum speed is 100 km/h. . 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Another type of regional car for suburban train operating between Alsancak-Buca.
This car maximum speed is 100 km/h. . 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Intercity Cars

These cars may be compartment, couchette, sleeping or dining. Each type has individual liveries.

Pullman Cars

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. This is an example for a Mavi Tren operating with blue Pullman. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Içanadolu Mavi Treni from Eregli has arrived to Haydarpasa.
This is an example for a Mavi Tren operating with blue Pullman.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Again Içanadolu Mavi Treni. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

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.

The black-red Pullman is ready to depart to Eregli from Haydarpasa in the train Içanadolu Mavi Treni (Blue Train). 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The black-red Pullman is ready to depart to Eregli
from Haydarpasa in the train Içanadolu Mavi Treni (Blue Train").
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Black-red Pullman is waiting at Haydarpasa, probably in Anadolu Express. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Black-red Pullman is waiting at Haydarpasa,
probably in Anadolu Express. 2001.
Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Interior of a black-red Pullman. . 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Interior of a black-red Pullman.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Interior of a black-red Pullman. Note that all of them do not have the same interior. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Interior of a black-red Pullman. Note that
all of them do not have the same interior.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

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.

The blue-red Pullman coach in Anadolu Express to Ankara. This train displays all types of Pullman cars. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Compartment Cars

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.

A first class compartment coach is in Haydarpasa. Note that this car is not of 26.4 m length, hence it looks somewhat different than the others but the main technical structure is not different. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

A first class compartment coach is in Haydarpasa. Note that this car is not of 26.4 m length,
hence it looks somewhat different than the others but the main technical structure is not different. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The double windows on the gangway doors of other stock are smaller than that of TVS2000, and oval in shape. The TVS2000 have rectangular windows. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The double windows on the gangway doors of other stock are smaller than that of TVS2000, and oval in shape. The TVS2000 have rectangular windows. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The double windows on the gangway doors of other stock are smaller than that of TVS2000, and oval in shape. The TVS2000 have rectangular windows. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The double windows on the gangway doors of other stock are smaller than that of TVS2000, and oval in shape. The TVS2000 have rectangular windows. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Couchette 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 for the Usak connection (normally the train goes to Konya). 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The couchette car of TCDD is added to Meram Express
for the Usak connection (normally the train goes to Konya).
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Couchette compartment in day position. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Couchette compartment in day position.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Dining Cars

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.

A newer black-red dining car is added to Bogaziçi Express in Haydarpasa. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

A newer black-red dining car is added
to Bogaziçi Express in Haydarpasa.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The non-TVS2000 white dining car at the platform of Haydarpasa station. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

The non-TVS2000 white dining car at the
platform of Haydarpasa station.
2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Another type of black-red dining car, it seems to be somewhat old. Haydarpasa. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Another type of black-red dining car, it
seems to be somewhat old. Haydarpasa. 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

 


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