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Old 26th August 2010, 10:24   #46
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Is that broken building Yedakumeri?
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Old 26th August 2010, 11:58   #47
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Is that broken building Yedakumeri?
Dont exactly remember ... but i came across a couple of abandoned stations like this one (mostly between Donigal and Yedakumeri)..
I am planning to do this trip again next month.. will make sure i mention the railway stations then. Will try to shoot pics which are not here.
Hoping this place gets more clearer by next month.
Due to mist a lot of hills were not visible this time.
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Old 26th August 2010, 13:08   #48
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Heard Initialy it starts off with just 1 engine but adds another 1 in Hassan or sakleshpur for the ghats.
The engines are added and taken off in Sakleshpur and Subramanya Road railway stations. These 2 stations signify the start and end of the ghats.


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Dont exactly remember ... but i came across a couple of abandoned stations like this one (mostly between Donigal and Yedakumeri)..
I am planning to do this trip again next month.. will make sure i mention the railway stations then. Will try to shoot pics which are not here.
Hoping this place gets more clearer by next month.
Due to mist a lot of hills were not visible this time.
Nope, I don't think it is Yedakumari. Yedakumari station has been rebuilt and is in good shape. It is not Donigal or Kadagaravalli either AFAIK. Probably it could be the Shribagilu station.
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Old 26th August 2010, 14:02   #49
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Great snaps.

When I saw the thread a few days back I didn't notice it was a travelogue. I was wondering why someone is asking the same question about driving from Mangalore - Bangalore and that there already existed a big thread for that!

Yes going through Ghats in a train is very very exciting. I remember the Pune - Mumbai ghat section and was so captivated by it. Didn't they add/remove engines in Lonavala and Karjat on either side?

Excellent fotos. Even the road route used to be good during monsoon. This was many a year back. We stopped at so many places to enjoy the water literally running on the road and all the greenery.
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Old 27th August 2010, 08:41   #50
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Default So that was the Green Route ..

Thats all i have for now.. I will be doing this route again sometime in Sep/Oct time frame. Will make sure i capture some waterfalls i was not able to capture this time. Will try to get more info on the stations on the way as well.

But the real fun is to go out there in the middle and do some trekking, play in the waters, walk on the mighty bridges and tracks, get thru tunnels, bath in the falls, get into the jungle, cross water streams and ON and ON.
Planning to do this as well.

Found a wiki link on this place. Handy for those planning to trek.
I have edited this wiki page to add my link as well.

Green Route - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Signing off with this last pic..similar to the one posted earlier

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Old 27th August 2010, 12:28   #51
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Sad that this has to end! Very nice compilation!
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Old 29th August 2010, 12:20   #52
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Amazing pics Mohsin,

This route is aptly titled Green Route. Thanks again for sharing mate.
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Really love the photos from the train ride Mohsin. This is something I'ld like to try sometime. BTW, does the train stop at those stations, Yedakumari or Dunigal? These were happened to be start and end point of the train trek which was so famous among Bangalore trekkers till the train started plying.
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Really love the photos from the train ride Mohsin. This is something I'ld like to try sometime. BTW, does the train stop at those stations, Yedakumari or Dunigal? These were happened to be start and end point of the train trek which was so famous among Bangalore trekkers till the train started plying.
The trek route is still famous. It appeared recently on a TV program too.

The train stops at both Donigal and Yedakumari. But, these are just technical halts. No tickets are issued to and from these stations.
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The trek route is still famous. It appeared recently on a TV program too.

The train stops at both Donigal and Yedakumari. But, these are just technical halts. No tickets are issued to and from these stations.
Coincidently, this thread has been revivied just at the right time.

I am indeed fortunate for having got an opportunity yet again to do this stretch. This time in summer.

Will post the pics soon with some details on the stations as well.
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Default The Green Route in Summer

This place is so closely associated with me, ever since my childhood.

I am indeed fortunate that I get to do this route once in a while.
And each time I get there it seems like its the first time.

I did this stretch during the last week of May 2011.

That said, here are some pics of the Green Route in Summer.

Kukke Subramanya, the station where the train gets an additional
engine before heading to the ghats.


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A usual scene at the stations

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Observe the altitude of the mighty ghats, barely visible in the pic(top right corner). No wonder the train needs an additional engine here.

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And the excitement begins

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Isn't there an engine/engines at the rear ? Here on the Mumbai Pune and Mumbai Nasik railway routes we have WCAM engines at the rear apart from the electric one in front. THe rear ones are called bankers.
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Isn't there an engine/engines at the rear ? Here on the Mumbai Pune and Mumbai Nasik railway routes we have WCAM engines at the rear apart from the electric one in front. THe rear ones are called bankers.
Yes, the engines are attached to the rear. This train runs only on diesel both in the front and at the back.
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The green stretch begings right after Kukke Subramaniya and the train
moves along the green path before the uphill.

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The first station at the foot hill of the mighty western ghats when travelling from Mangalore.

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The journey to the peaks

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Lovely pictures again Mohsin!! Did it rain while you were in the ghats? Approx during what time did this train cross the ghat and how much time did it take to cross the ghat?
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