After performing the duty as banking locomotives to a goods train in Shindavane ghat, a pair of EMD's returns back towards Pune.
The assistant driver leans out of Ernakulam "Baldie" #14055 to ensure that all is in order. With his green flag waving, the driver blows the horn and notches up from Budalur, with train 16853 08h... (more)
Coonor line up: YDM4s 6401, 6724 and X Class 37686 at Coonor on 5th February 2012.
MLY (Secunderabad) depot twins #17743 and #18887 depart Hindupur with train 12976 19P40 Jaipur – Mysore Express on 3rd February 2012.
A sad sight at Villupuram: YDM4s were being loaded onto flatcars, probably for Golden Rock. Metre gauge services had recently ended between Tambaram and Villupuram, but it took many months for the... (more)
With 14659 on the front, 14625 and 14682 combine to push the 24 coach Goa Express to Delhi out of Kulem station and up the imposing Brangaza Ghats.
With a friendly wave, the driver accelerates the Tirupti to Kolhapur Express away from its Londa stop.
In India it is customary for Loco Pilots (the driver / engineer) to give a green flagged signal to all passing trains. Here the Loco Pilot of the pair of ALCOs on the late running Manmad to Secund... (more)
GOC (Golden Rock) based YDM4 #6347 working train 768 14h15 Dindigul to Palakkad crosses classmate #6308 working train 775 13h15 Palakkad to Dindigul passenger on 13th February 2008. The sight of ... (more)
WAP-4 type locomotive reached Pune for the first time. This is the first AC passenger type locomotive to reach here after conversion of traction from 1500V D.C. to 25kV A.C. The same loco can be s... (more)
The mid morning Pune to Miraj passenger train accelerates over Shindavane viaduct, having dropped off track workers at the far end for some maintenance.
Digitally controlled ALCO 11391 blasts out of one of the short tunnels at Shindavane with an Ahmedabad to Bangalore Express train.
With the motors in full dynamic braking, two WDG4s descend the Shindavane Ghat towards Pune with a boxcar rake.
With 32 ALCO cylinders hard at work, 14798 and 14668 from Erode shed lift a lengthy goods rake over the impressive viaduct at Shindavane in the early morning sunshine.
Curving through nature, up the hill, head out the window. Reading a book. This is train travel to me. The Himalayan Queen takes another curve near Kandaghat on its way to Shimla.