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HSH Passenger Stocklist


UPDATE (from Ian Rear, August 2012):

Coaching stock in use:

Vlore Branch 335, 408
Shkoder 22-71-004/009/002
Elbasan 22-71-007/011/006/003
Elbasan Strengthened by 504, 22-71-993, 22-71-990, 22-71-941 as required

Tirane - Durres Shuttles plus Librazhd
21-43-020-1 (DB 140), 21-43-024-3 (DB 277)
21-43-013, 21-43-012
21-43-015, 21-43-019
21-43-017, 21-43-016
21-43-022, 21-43-021


UPDATE (from Ian Rear, April 2012):

DB stock in use on Durres and Tirane diagrams (including the Librazhd)
FS stock in use on the Shkoder and Elbasan diagrams
335 and 408 in use on the vlore branch service


In May 1998 only 50 passenger carriages remained serviceable. A further delivery of 58 extra carriages was expected.

July 1998. Albanian Railways announced an agreement with Austrian Railways for the supply of 130 second-hand carriages. A later report stated the quantities involved as 80 second class used coaches and 10-15 "locomotive vans".

In September 1999 the UK publication "Todays Railways" had a report from Austria that 45 second-hand OBB passenger vehicles have been sent to Albania by rail to Trieste and then to Durres by ferry. The carriages are said to have been traded in exchange for scrap metal in the form of the derelict locomotives and rolling stock. One set of carriages was due to be repainted in HSH livery, the rest retaining OBB colours.

15th October 1999. ATA reported that refurbishment of some passenger carriages had taken place. 900 square metres of glass had been used to replace windows also some interior lighting had been replaced. Just under 60 passenger carriages were then serviceable. 6 carriages from Austria were expected to arrive by the end of the year with 39 more to follow. Italy was to donate a further 12 carriages which were expected to arrive soon. A further 10 carriages will be paid for by an Albanian government fund.

End of 1999. A report from Albanian Railways stated that 8 Austrian and 6 Italian carriages had been put into service.


Pre-1960's Stock

No coaching stock from this period remains in service.

There are a few carriage bodies at various locations 

in use as storerooms, farm sheds, etc.

Chinese Stock
Chinese-built "Soviet" design carriages.


Built: 1966-1972 China

Colour: Originally lined Green, some were repainted in brown,

later most became two-tone lined light blue. 

Originally they carried markings "RPSSH"(Republika Popullore

Socialiste e Shqiperisë). 

Baggage Vans

Type : D - Baggage

Seats: none

Number delivered: 10

Number remaining in service: none.

Running numbers: 01-10 

01    03    05    07    09

02    04    06*   08    10                              

* - in service 1996

Passenger carriages, Open

Type : B - Passenger, Open

Numbers Delivered: 41

Seats:

Number remaining in service: none.

Running numbers: 70-110

70w   75    80    85    90    95   100*  105sx  110

71    76*   81    86    91    96   101*  106sx

72    77    82    87    92s   97   102   107

73    78    83s   88    93    98   103*  108

74**  79    84x   89sx  94    99T  104   109s


* - in service 1996

** - stored Durres Port May 2006

s - spare or out of use (1996)

T - derelict, Tirane station, October 2008

w - withdrawn (number re-used on later vehicle)

x - derelict, Tirane station, May 2006

Polish Stock

Colour: Dark green, baggage vans repainted in brown. Originally 

carried markings "DH" (Drejtoria e Hekurudhave). 

Baggage Vans

Built: 1981/2, Poland

Type : D - Baggage

Seats: none

Number delivered: 5

Number remaining in service: none

Running numbers: 11-13, 20, 60

11**    12    13    20   60*

* - in service 1996 
** - stored Durres station May 2006

Passenger Carriages

Type: B - Passenger compartment

Built: 1981/2  Poland

Seats: 

Number delivered: 8 

Number remaining in service: none

Running numbers: 52-59 

52    53    54**    55    56    57    58    59

** - stored Durres station May 2006

Passenger Carriages
Type: Bwixd - Passenger open, "Halberstadt"

      BD - Passenger open with baggage area

Built: 1981/2  PAFAWAG Wroclaw, Poland

Seats: 

Number delivered: 10 

Number remaining in service: none

Running numbers: 61-70 (no.70 duplicates Chinese carriage number)

61c   62**pc  63    64    65cb* 66c*  67c   68c*  69    70s   

* - in service 1996

** - stored Durres station May 2006

b - fitted with bar and labelled as "bar-buffe"

c - converted to baggage van

p - passenger car with baggage section

s - spare or out of use (1996)

w - withdrawn



Shkodër Stock
Built: Early 1980's, Shkodër Wagon Works, Albania

Types: Open Passenger 

Number built: 4 

Colour:Beige/White with Red/Orange stripe. Unmarked.

Number remaining in service: none

Running numbers: 151-154

151w  152w  153w  154w

w-withdrawn
Derelict carriages numbered 150 and 153 were noted stored at Durres Port in May 2006.

French Stock

Built: France (delivered second hand from SNCF late 1980's).

Types: B10t - passenger open, centre doors, "Bruhat".

       BD - passenger/baggage 

Number delivered : 43+

Seats:

Colour: Green, on some the SNCF logo was amended to read as "HSH".

Those converted to baggage vans have been repainted in brown.

Number remaining in service: none

Running numbers: 201-243

201   205   209   213   217   221   225   229   233   237   241

202   206   210   214   218t  222   226   230   234   238   242c*

203   207t  211   215   219   223   227   231t  235   239x  243c*

204   208   212   216   220   224bc*228   232   236   240

* - in service 1996

b - passenger/baggage van

c - converted to baggage van

s - spare or out of use 1996

t - stored derelict Tirane station, May 2006

x - stored Tirane station, used for staff accomodation, May 2006



Italian Stock

Built: Italy, arrived second-hand from FS in 1992/3.

Colour: FS Grey (except as shown below). FS markings and UIC numbers are

still visible, crossed-out with a white line. In late 1997 a few of these

carriages were repainted in FS grey with three blue bodyside stripes, two

beneath the windows and one along the bottom of each side.

Number Delivered: 63

Passenger compartment, second class

Types: B 29-38, B 29-40, B 29-70 Compartment Second

Seats:

Number remaining in service: 1

Running numbers: 301-(343?)

301   305k  309l  313k  317m  321m* 325   329   333   337   341

302r  306   310l  314   318   322   326k  330*  334   338   342m

303l  307   311   315k* 319m  323l* 327   331   335%  339   343

304   308k  312   316m  320   324m  328   332   336   340

* stored derelict Durres Port May 2006

% in service (Vlore branch August 2012)

k - type 29-38

l - type 29-40

m - type 29-70

r - FS red and grey colour

 

Passenger compartment, first and second class

Type: AB 39-78 Compartment Composite

Seats:

Number remaining in service: 1

Running numbers: 401-(411?)

401   402   403   404   405   406   407   408%  409   410  411

% in service (Vlore branch August 2012)


Passenger compartment, first class

Type: A 19-40 Compartment First

Seats:

Number remaining in service: 1

Running numbers: 501-(505?)

501   502   503   504%  505
% in service (August 2012)
Former FS running numbers

303   50.83.29-40 150
305   50.83.29-38 026
308   50.83.29-38 041
309   50.83.29-40 083
310   50.83.29-40 068
313   50.83.29-38 012
315   50.83.29-38 074
316   50.83.29-70 191
317   50.83.29-70 125
319   50.83.29-70 203
321   50.83.29-70 416
323   50.83.29-40 042
324   50.83.29-70 135
326   50.83.29-38 007
342   50.83.29-70 344
401   50.83.39-48 109
408   50.83.39-78 051
501   50.83.19-40 211
503   50.83.19-40 209

311, 314 and 504 were noted active in May 2006.
314 was noted active in 2009.
335, 408 and 504 were noted active in August 2012.


A further 6 second hand carriages from FS Italy were reported as being in service by the end of 1999. More seem to have followed.
Most of the Italian stock which is in regular use carries both numbers on the outside.


50 41 22 71 001-6 *
50 41 22 71 002-4 *
50 41 22 71 003-2 *
50 41 22 71 004-0 *
(50 41 22 71 005-7) e
50 41 22 71 006-5 *
50 41 22 71 007-3 *
50 41 22 71 008-1 *
50 41 22 71-009-9 *
(50 41 22 71 010-7)e
50 41 22 71 011-5 *


51 83 22 71 941-1 *

51 83 22 71 990-8 *

51 83 22 71 993-2 *

---
51 83 22 71 931-2 / 50 41 22 71 00x-6 % (may be 001-6 above)
51 83 22 71 9x5-x / 50 41 22 71 00(4-x or x-4) %
---
plus conversion to baggage van numbered "67" %

e estimated from gaps in those known, not confirmed to exist. 
% service 2011
* service in 2012


Austrian Stock
45 second hand carriages from OBB Austria were reported to have been sent to Albania in the summer of 1999.
8 were reported as being in service by the end of 1999.

In May 2006 the following were noted:
50 81 20-04 
006-0
007-8
008-6 (stored Durres station May 2006)
010-2 (HSH 10-2 active Oct 2008)
012-8
028-4
039-1 (stored Durres station May 2006)
045-8
048-2
056-5

By 2012 none remained in service


German DB Stock
Former DB carriages were in use by 2006.
The German numbers are still prominently displayed INSIDE the coaches, together with the new HSH numbering below.
The two 50-41 coaches are former Composite vehicles with former First Class compartments in the middle, and second class open seating at the ends.


51 41 21 43 012-5 *
51 41 21 43 013-6 *
51 41 21 43 014-4
51 41 21 43 015-1 *
51 41 21 43 016-9 * (DB 51 80 21 43 026-x)
51 41 21 43 017-7 * (DB 51 80 21 43 151-x)
50 41 31 43 018-3 *
50 41 31 40 019-7 *
51 41 21 43 020-1 * (DB 51 80 21 43 140-0)
51 41 21 43 021   *
51 41 21 43 022-7 *
51 41 21 43 023-5
51 41 21 43 024-3 * (DB 51 80 21 43 277-0)


* in service 2012


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