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Metro trains are coming up in all major cities of India.... Recently I had ride in new Chennai Metro. Coaches are built by ALSTOM in India only. Adding some pictures....
On a rainy day , early morning trainspotting .... ALCOs are slowly fading from Indian Railways ... Very soon it will be EMD and GE in the diesel locomotive class ....
Coromandel Express bound for Howrah ( Culcutta or Kolkotta) approaching the Godavari Arch Bridge (bowstring-girder bridge that spans the Godavari river in Rajahmundry, India).
Mikhail TerMar 11, 2016mobile
How long is it? is it passed slowly?
@ter There are 28 identical spans of twin arches, of parabolic profile, spaced at 5.6 metres (18 ft), each of 97 metres (318 ft) width from centre to centre of the piers with a total length of 2.7 kilometres....
The bridge is designed to run trains at a speed of 160 miles (260 km) per hour and is designed to withstand wind speed of 200 miles (320 km) per hour during cyclonic storms that are anticipated in and around Rajahmundry.
So it maintains the max permissible speed of 110 Kmph .... if there is no speed restriction, it maintains 110 kmph ...
A picture from Nilambur station,one of my favorite stations in Kerala.Soon ALCo's will disappear from this place as electrification work is all set to commence
@Akhilsanjeev90 Soon to be electrified
An EMU crossing Ennore creek as the sun sets
A taste of times gone - a derelict signal box in Bishofsheim, Germany.
@Jayasankar &@ Akhil. I think it is time I planned a visit to India; those photos are amazing.
@Astro You should visit India and you are always welcome
Dudhsagar Waterfalls on a rainy season, BCNA consist climbing the Braganza Ghats
A beautiful sunrise as I wait to shoot a train at Putlur Railroad station, Chennai
When some trains goes the wrong direction, creativity could balance some Boredom.
@Taurus717 creativity could balance some Boredom..truly said ... nice shot
@jmadhavadas Thanks! I've got plenty of those pics. Also when i go trekking in the mountains, an eye still remains on track
Look for the Freight!
@Taurus717 Wow !!! this awesome ... You should share more of such pictures here
@jmadhavadas i really could open a topic of Art-Railfanning
@Taurus717 Love that reflection ... well taken ... Yes , it will good if there is topic for Raifanning artistic shots
@jmadhavadas just for info. The train to look for, is this train
, in this place, but here in better weather conditions
@Taurus717 thanks for the info
I took this photo with a very early digi cam, hence the low resolution. It was intended to be a capture of front ends under the magnificent roof of Cologne station. I hadn't seen the pidgeon, which is now the focus every time I look at it! An early form of photo bombing perhaps?
@Astro Beautiful structure ..that red loco adds beauty to the pic
One of the most scenic lines in Kerala, The Shoranur-Nilambur stretch,Here a passenger train bound for Shoranur emerges from the Teak forest with a WDM 2 locomotive in charge
@Akhilsanjeev90 Very nice.
Old signal lamps used by the track inspection personal
@jmadhavadas Wow! this is old railway style! faboulous!
EU07-348 Little Train on scale H0, property of my Friends. Small is beautiful!
@Taurus717 Was lucky to see it in a remote station 6 years back during a rail trek
@jmadhavadas I remember them well. The lamp lighter would carry one, as he walked the line to light the oil lamps in the semaphore signals. The signalman would have one with a red and a green filter for waving over the balcony, sometimes during fog when the semaphores were not visible.
@Astro Same in India too ... in semaphore sections it was there till recently ... Now it is all LED signal torches
I last saw oil lamps in the UK in around 1987 (I left in 1988). This was used as a tail light for a parcels service. The photo is taken at the Paddington station terminus in London.
Flags and lamps of the gatekeeper at a railroad crossing
@Astro superb !
Semaphore signalling ...a thing of the past in southern India