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Akola Jn - MHOW meter gauge passenger on a rainy day

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©  Aug 13, 2016


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Akola Jn - MHOW meter gauge passenger on a rainy day



storyAs Indian Railways moves to uni gauge , meter gauges and narrow gauges are being closed for gauge conversion. Akola Jn - MHOW is one of the few remaining MG line soon to be converted to broad gauge . So I took a journey through this line. A journey of 11 hours through the rural India where agriculture is the main occupation . Stations are rustic and MG lines always has a rustic charm. It was a thrilling journey behind a YDM-4 locomotive. I was in the coach just behind the locomotive for the whole 11 hours journey which started by 6.00 AM and ended by 5.00 PM. Was quite tiring but still I enjoyed . But equally sad that I will not be able to travel through this charming country side again in a meter gauge train.
awesome . I wish you could have covered MG of NER too
@dennis9811 Thanks !!! Time is also a factor...too difficult to reach North from South in a span of 2-3 days
Hmm that's true ... But if u still have time dp visit NER mg especially Sitapur to Mailani , Mailani bahraich section before it's closed
@dennis9811 Sure
when the gauge conversion will be done?
@pakdhelutfi Soon..tenders are opening in Sep
including Darjeeling and Nilgiri Line?
@pakdhelutfi No
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