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Indian Railway Pictures from the Newspapers and Magazines

Derail.jpg (97590 bytes) This derailment happened on Sunday 10th Oct 1999 morning. This is the view of the Mumbai Pune line at Badlapur facing Pune. Note the lofty mountains of the western ghats that the railways would have to climb between Karjat and Lonavala. Note the Diesel Electric Tower Car (DETC) homing at Kalyan for the rescue work. 

From Pune Newsline supplement of  the Indian Express of 11th Oct 1999

Derail1.jpg (158185 bytes) Derailed rake of 1063 Down Dadar - Chennai, Chennai Express (the first Chennai is the destination, the second is the name of the train !) at Ambarnath near Mumbai. This happened on 16th Oct 1999. Committed railnut and fellow IRFCA member Karthik Giddu was in one of these coaches, maybe the second coach in the picture, it has the roof mounted AC units found in the 3 AC coach. An account of his experience can be found here.  Note the WDS 6 on the adjacent track with the accident relief train.

From Time of India dated 17th Oct 1999

ndm.jpg (164283 bytes) Suri and Nayar (Bangalore) make NDM 6 mountain climbing loco at Matheran. This is a 450 HP diesel hydraulic loco meant for replacing the twin engined articulated NDM 1. The article accompanying the picture laments the increase in the number of reserved seats on this train, which would drive the prices of the tickets up for the locals for whom this train is the lifeline to the world outside. The renewal of sleepers (75 % complete) and the introduction of the NDM 6  has increased the efficiency of the Neral Matheran line.

From the Indian Express dated 17th Nov 1999

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