Indian Railway Pictures from the Newspapers and Magazines
|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
|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
|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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