In 2013 there can`t be many places in the world with so many semaphore signals visible in one view. The locos visible are Brush M7 No 800 (left) and Hitachi M5 No 778.
Morning rush hour commuters cross the tracks at Colombo Fort immediately after the departure of an S9 DMU.
The new order on the Badulla line are these brand new 10 car S12 DMUs from China. Here, No 924 leaves Bandarwela with the 0810 Colombo Fort to Badulla.
Apart from the statue of Buddha (above the smaller clock) this could almost be a UK scene from any time since the Victorian era. The signalman at Kandy is busy at his job.
Cab view of Henschel diesel hydraulic No 667. This loco was built in 1969 as a W1 class, but reclassified as a W3 when later fitted with a Caterpillar engine.
Plenty of semaphore signals here. Hitachi M5 No 778 leaves Kandy with the 1530 to Colombo Fort.
Colombo Fort station in the morning rush hour is a busy and atmospheric place. Here 2 DMUs disgorge their passengers onto the platforms.
The breakdown train based at Dematagoda shed in Colombo is a wonderful collection of vintage carriages, all immaculately painted. It is seen here at Veyangoda, behind Henschel W3 no 667, originall... (more)
We visited the mill at Ciudad Caracas in 2003. It was not operating and the locos were all dumped, as here. I read that the mill was working in 2004 but with diesel locos. Anyone know the identity... (more)
Metropolitan Railway No 12 "Sarah Siddons", built in 1923, enjoys a trip over British Rail track to the Eastleigh workshops open day. Even the Woking signalmen are keen to have a look!
45045, Coldstream Guardsman, had a heavy collision with Saltley viaduct while shunting the nearby Lawley Street freightliner terminal. The loco was withdrawn following this.
A young railfan and his father watch 2-8-2 SY 0150 arrive at Yaojie in 2005.
Metre gauge, 1978 built MLW No 2407, arrives at Bogra on train 19, the Bogra Express, 1400 Santahar to Gaibandha. An expectant crowd awaits boarding!
GWR 2-8-0T no 4248 is displayed at Swindon Railway Museum to show the role of women during WW2. Two female dummies are displayed with the loco.
Metre gauge MLW No 2408 arrives back at Dhaka Kamlapur loco shed with 2 departmental carriages. The loco was built in Montreal in 1978. Note the kids getting a free ride.