One interesting route in the Indian Railways is the Sri Ganganagar-Abohar section. At a length of 53 kms,this section lies in the Northern Railway zone. I travelled through this route,on learning about its course.. It almost goes parallel to the high tension International border between India and Pakistan,and at reaching Hindumalkote, we can see the border fence at a distance..And soon after Hindumalkote,the line curves inwards to proceed towards Abohar Junction in the state of Punjab. Also,currently just after Fatuhi station, the poles have been laid for electrification, having the same fate as the other routes.
As Indian Railways is electrifying its Broad Gauge routes at a break-neck pace, Gotan is one of the very few stations still lacking the catenary till date.. I went to this place for trainspotting for a day, and the first passenger train I captured was this train, the Marudhar expess from Jodhpur to Varanasi City, powered by a WDP-4B of Bhagat Ki Kothi Diesel loco shed which is uniquely liveried..The lighting was also perfect complimenting to the beauty of this location and the arriving train.