I will try to keep rolling stock as much away
as possible today but one cannot get away completely from it while viewing Life
Chhupke Chhupke (roughly translated as "hiding" while) smoking a
Coolie and baggage at Pune.
Bullock cart at Pune.
Clean (?) china in Mumbai - Pune Shatabdi. Same holds true for Mumbai - New
Delhi Rajdhani, too.
Banana fields in Tapi River basin.
Bananas ready to load in freight wagons.
Brick factory by Allahabad - Varanasi route.
Not an easy job, Man! Coupling a loco at Igatpuri.
A derailment nobody cares, at Bhusaval.
Not MS Window but Emergency Exit Window in AC II tier coach.
Goats pretending to be GRP protecting Relief train????
Greenery near Nepa station.
Thou art Holy! (No offense intended). At Igatpuri station.
Hunterwallah in a shopping center outside Vasai station.
Igatpuri station today. Mary-Lynn, are you watching??
An UP train descending Kasara Ghat pictured from Dadar - Gorakhpur Express.
Run away train catch siding in Kasara Ghat.
LED starter signal at Bangalore (SBC).
Milkmen Special on the way to Allahabad, pronounced "Illahabad"
Every computer literate person knows Mouse but will not like this mouse. One
(out of five at that spot) at Mughal Sarai station. I wonder if they are covered
by medical insurance from railway in case of food poisoning.
A clean station before we reached Allahabad. Signs are in English, Hindi and
Are these stains caused by Petrol??
Old rail cum road bridge at Prayag has been abandoned now. New road bridge is
hidden behind it and our train is traveling over the new rail bridge.
Roof top travelers on Khandwa. The rake came from a non-electrified track.
One horse power Tonga.
It sure was a lavish wedding. A rake with 16 coaches reserved for wedding party.
If you look carefully, the kettle has charcoal burning stove at the bottom to
keep tea warm. Tea is served in disposable clay cups.
This picture was not taken from rails but worth
publishing here. My old and gold friend, Dr. Ashok Arora, Ph.D. in History from
Pune University retired from WR as M/man. He is an author of book on History of
Bombay Suburban section. Two editions have been sold out. He can also be seen in
National Geography's video about Great IR. He hails from Ajmer.
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