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Old 15th September 2014, 22:54   #406
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Indian Railways is undertaking the massive exercise to keep not just the trains and stations clean but also ensure cleaning of tracks on a regular basis. To help in the mammoth exercise, 'track cleaning machines' have been introduced by Northern Railways. Currently these machines operate in Delhi, but have also been sent to Lucknow and Varanasi on a pilot project basis.

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Was going through a travelogue posted by predatorwheelz and came across this snap:

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Which is this locomotive? Haven't spotted it before.
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Was going through a travelogue posted by predatorwheelz and came across this snap:



Which is this locomotive? Haven't spotted it before.
It is a self propelled track maintenance machine. It can also haul along a couple of coaches or wagons as well.

This one looks like a ballast machine.

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Indian Railways is undertaking the massive exercise to keep not just the trains and stations clean but also ensure cleaning of tracks on a regular basis. To help in the mammoth exercise, 'track cleaning machines' have been introduced by Northern Railways. Currently these machines operate in Delhi, but have also been sent to Lucknow and Varanasi on a pilot project basis.
This is not really required except one-time. What is needed is instilling the swach bharat principles in Indians, and strict enforcement against rubbish, or any other thing.

There is no point spending crores if we don't keep our surroundings clean.
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This is not really required except one-time. What is needed is instilling the swach bharat principles in Indians, and strict enforcement against rubbish, or any other thing.

There is no point spending crores if we don't keep our surroundings clean.
Till IR fits bio toilets in all coaches, this is required.
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Till IR fits bio toilets in all coaches, this is required.
We're talking different things - my point was about the main stations where its NOT about the bio toilets but plain old littering. What you mention is a second order issue to me.

Even "educated" people throw waste plastic bottles on the platform itself than walk 20m to the dustbin.

I've lost count of the number of times I've seen village women make their child urinate or defecate ON the platform itself.

Or any underpass is by default a public urinal. We're Indians after all.

All of these behaviors make Indian railway stations an extremely dirty and unhygienic place to be.
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Was checking out the differences between LHB (Durunto Fame) & ICF coaches; Stumbled upon this website with loads of technical info. Thought of sharing !!

http://icfbogie.com/

Though there needs to be improvements in material selection & overall flush in coach design, I hope all ICF will be replaced with LHB sooner.
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This is a file photo from dnaIndia.com which shows the majestic train on its 50th birthday.
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Isnt this the train/model from 'Mile sur mera-tumhara...'?? Its seen in one of the opening shots, am i right?
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And there he comes

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And there he comes
Is that on the Salem line from Bangalore?


Some recent ones from my side.
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Is that on the Salem line from Bangalore?
No. Thats the Bangalore-Hubli line. This was at a railway crossing on NH206 ahead of Birur.
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Was checking out the differences between LHB (Durunto Fame) & ICF coaches; Stumbled upon this website with loads of technical info. Thought of sharing !!

http://icfbogie.com/

Though there needs to be improvements in material selection & overall flush in coach design, I hope all ICF will be replaced with LHB sooner.
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AFAIK the Rajdhanis also have LHB coaches.
In 1st AC the ICF coaches used to have 18 berths whereas LHB has 22 berths.
There was more legspace in the ICF ones and a wash basin between seats.
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Few pics from my side. This was taken during my walkathon to Doodhsagar.

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Few pics from my side. This was taken during my walkathon to Doodhsagar.

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Pure wallpaper material. Excellent angle, great use of filter. Perfect exposure. Can you please PM me the original if you dont mind - for my personal use of course.
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ampere : And there he comes ..
Well captured ! The loco seems to be both - poised perfectly at the crossing, -or nonchalantly ambling up the track, with no one daring to question it's progress !
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