Thank you @Maersk.146. No 'Sir' please. Intermittent rain is seen here in these days. As the roads are closed for procession, one has to walk 5 kilometers from nearest Jejuri railway station to reach this place.
A pilgrimage called Palkhi or Wari is one of the most amazing events going on for more than 1000 years in state of Maharashtra, India. Thousands of devotees walk all the way to holy town called Pandharpur. On the way, people perform collective singing, dancing, chanting (Dnyanba-Tukaram in what are called as Dindis or organized group of warkaris)in Hindu months of Ashadh (June-July) and Karthik (November-December). In coarse of time, this tradition is becoming popular day by day. Nearly 1.5 lakh devotees proceed along with the Sant Tukaram Palkhi from Dehu village, while a total of 2.25 lakh devotees march along with the Sant Jnyaneshwar Palkhi. At the above location in the photo,while the pilgrims take a break at pond near the track, a goods train with Assistant Loco-Pilot waving to them passes by.
A pair of ALCo's with goods train crossing Wari procession.
Newly started Tiruchchirappalli to Shri Ganganagar Humsafar exp.
Kolhapur-Pune passenger train entering Daundaj on a bright day.
Sainagar Shirdi to Pandharpur passenger with a clean locomotive.
Kolhapur bound Maharashtra express speeding early in the morning
Satara to Pune passenger waits at Jejuri just after sunrise.
@Taurus717 Thank you for the info. I have shared more detailed information on my fb page.
Ro-Ro i.e. Roll on, Roll off is the name of this unique service of transporting loaded trucks between a few fixed pairs of stations. Special ramps have been prepared on these stations for loading and unloading of the trucks on modified flat wagons. Transporting in this manner saves at least one day and huge amount of fuel for the truckers. It started on 26th January 1999 on Konkan railway route of Indian Railways and now is being extended to other routes.