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Old 16th June 2011, 10:44   #76
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The off-link is an irregular loco coupled to the Rake. I was expecting a WDP4 from KJM for the Chamundi Express. Tippu express does get one. Hence the word off-link.

Not sure if it really was an off-link.
It could be an off link as it is a WDG pulling a passenger rake and not a WDM or WDP
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It could be an off link as it is a WDG pulling a passenger rake and not a WDM or WDP
Off late for weird reasons, I have WDG3A doing duties on the passenger trains. Some of these can be seen with the following trains

Marikuppam Passenger
Chamundi Expresses
Arasikere Passenger
Mysore Passenger

Not sure for what reason a good loco is coupled with passenger rake. Will try and find out from any of the pilots of these passengers.
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That may be because, those are the only ones available at the minimum in Bangalore city loco shed! Also may be possible because most have been taken over by the 4 series.
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That may be because, those are the only ones available at the minimum in Bangalore city loco shed! Also may be possible because most have been taken over by the 4 series.
Earlier the Sampark Kranthi Express had the ALCO WDM3A engines, same case was with Tippu, Kacheguda, Udyan, Prashanti express and Hampi Express. Now all these rakes are coupled with WDP4 only.

The UBL and KJM have the majority of the WDP4, WDP4B and WDG4 Locos. Many WDM2A are upgraded to WDM3A.
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I watched an old TV program made by the BBC titled 'Great Railway Journeys of the World' on Youtube yesterday (courtesy IRFCA forums). There was one about the Great Indian Railway as well. This program was shot in 1980 and it was nice to see how the railways worked before I was born.

Here's the linky



It is split into 6 parts and the link is for the first part.
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Sorry for the dumb question - what is ALCO loco?

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Sorry for the dumb question - what is ALCO loco?

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These locos made in India at DLW, Varanasi are under license from ALCO, USA.

For more info Ref to the post#8 by @ampere on this thread
he has provided a link which has more info.
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Hi,

I am really fond of trains right from my childhood. Its the second most preferred mode of transport for me after my car. I would love to share a few pics of my own. These were taken from Karnataka Express and Jodhpur-B'lore Express. Here you go:

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Here are some from my side :

1) Goa
2) Impression of Rs 2 coins on a track when run over by the train
3) random
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5) Byundur station (Konkan railway; about 1.5 hours from Udupi, towards Mumbai). Half the train while at the station is in the tunnel!
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Old 19th June 2011, 07:54   #85
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For the railway buffs, a must read book:

"Branch Line to Eternity" By Bill Aitken

It talks about the story of Bill Aitken running all over India searching for meter gauge lines.

PS: I am not sure if I mentioned it earlier. Hence posting it "again".

He talks of the Dandeli branch line, the old state of Mysore and exhaustive network on TN and much much more.
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And another Must Watch (Like you have to just see it) is The Great Indian Railways - National Geographic

Below is the link to Part one, you can find subsequent ones on Youtube

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A few pics from my side.

On board Brindavan express 12640 from SBC - JTJ. Taken near Bangalore Suburbs

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On Board Trivandrum Express - 12695 - JTJ - QLN

Proceed signal (green)

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Trying to catch a glimpse of the other end. See the caution signal on the other track (Amber)

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KJM - WDM3A (17936) coupled with 16515 Mangalore Express.

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At Sakaleshpur Railway Station before a pair WDG4s coupled with this train.

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The WDG4 doing duty for our train in the Sakaleshpur - Subrahmanya Road Ghats

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Missed the 20 mins window.

Adding a few more photos.

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Murudeswar Road Railway Station

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Makalidurga Railway Station

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A black and white view of Makalidurga

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Here is my share of Makali Durga station!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post1525842 (Office Colleagues need a One day trip!)

We walked on that track for about 2km before climbing the hillock.
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Missed the 20 mins window.

Adding a few more photos.
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A black and white view of Makalidurga
Wow the Sakaleshpur - Subrahmanya Road Ghat uses 3 Locos for a passenger train ?

I guess these 2 coupled Locos would be permanently shuttling all the trains that pass by - to and fro across the Ghats.
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