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From: Sundar Krishnamurthy <coolsundar@hotmail.email

Subject: Grreat Pix!!

Date: 08 Apr 1998 17:36:00 -0500


<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>

I second Shankar in raising a toast to Bharat & Siddharta's site! A few
pointers expected on cameras, film, modus operandi etc..

Well, regarding photos#2 and #9, it seems very strange that BHEL
employed different color schemes and livery for the front face of
the WCAM2 against the WCAM3. I guess, with the external unpainted
appearance being the same for both locomotives, the only way BHEL
engineers and drivers themselves can make out the difference quickly, is
through the livery! With the front symmetric dipping curves being an IR
staple on locomotive fronts; BHEL is experimenting on designs! There are
other liveries not sporting the dipping curves - CR WAM4's for one; from
Bhusaval, Itarsi & Jhansi have the "lightning".. and Baroda WAM4's have
horizontal bands.. the WAP's don't have any curves!

Well, for that matter CR has a couple or more of WCAM2's running.. but
WR has no WCAM3s!! For once, WR has been receiving the short end of the
stick; against CR!

In photo #6, a unique liveried WAG7 is shown.. I have myself spotted
this beast (of Kanpur & Bhilai) on a couple of occasions at Basin Bridge
junction. The red and while 45-degree stripes derive inspiration from a
CP-Rail style livery that became famous on freight
lines in the American continent.. It helps in identifying a passing
train from afar.. Its nice to see IR look westwards for livery
inspiration!!

Sundar Krishnamurthy

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From: Scarlett <esmith@orion.email

Subject: Thanks

Date: 08 Apr 1998 17:22:00 -0500


Hi! Thank you--I know I'm looking forward to arriving!

-Evelyn

On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, Anurag Acharya wrote:

>
> Good to hear that. Look forward to seeing you in the fall.
>
> anurag
>

From: Raghavendra K <kragha@wipinfo.email

Subject: Drunk guard delays Kalka Mail

Date: 09 Apr 1998 20:25:00 -0500


Hi all,

An excerpt from Hindustan times......

a phanny incident... felt like sharing it here....

hope this doesnt get on to engine drivers :-)

bye
Raghavendra


Drunk guard delays Kalka Mail

NEW DELHI, April 8

The mighty machinery of the Indian Railways was brought to a screeching
halt last evening. And it took only one inebriated employee to do so.

The Kalka Mail, which was to leave Old Delhi Railway Station at 10.45
p.m. was held up for over 50 minutes because the train's guard was
drunk.

Apparently, Mr K. L. Bhardwaj, the train's guard, had one too many
before the departure and found himself unable to signal for the train to
move. While passengers wondered about the cause of the delay, Mr
Bhardwaj, said witnesses, got out of his cabin and started signalling.
In the wrong direction, that is. :-)

And so the railway police had to be called in and Mr Bhardwaj was taken
away for a medical examination. The doctor's report, which was turned in
later, not surprisingly stated that the guard was under the influence of
alcohol.

The rest of the delay was on account of trying to locate another guard
to man the post. And a frantic hunt finally resulted in the railway
officials finding Mr Ramesh Kumar, another guard who was off-duty at the
time.

Mr Kumar was explained the situation and he agreed to take the train to
Kalka. And the journey finally began, even if 50 minutes late.











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From: Paul Davies <8daviep1@uk.email

Subject: The webpage you've been waiting for

Date: 09 Apr 1998 11:57:00 -0500


Great Webpage!
re. the pictures of the railway museum, have you got pics of the WT-594, the
ZF-107, or the Nilgiri coach?
Regards, Paul.

Paul Davies.
LAN Support Specialist,
Distributed Systems Site Infrastructure Support,
Floor 3 South, IBM UK Ltd, Alencon House, Alencon Link, Basingstoke. UK.
Tel +44 (0)1256 344522 (internal 314522)


---------------------- Forwarded by Paul Davies/UK/Contr/IBM on 09/04/98 08:42
---------------------------


siddha@phy.email on 08/04/98 19:18:02
Please respond to siddha@phy.email
To: irfca@cs.email
cc:
Subject: The webpage you've been waiting for



Junta.

Our webpage is ready. You may view it at :

<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.


Siddhartha Joshi,
Bharat Vohra.

From: Shankar <shankie@emirates.email

Subject: Re: The webpage you've been waiting for

Date: 09 Apr 1998 20:51:00 -0500


Hello Paul,
And what do you know, I had visited the NRM in 1997 Nov, and have pics of all
the three exhibits you refer to.
Send me your postal address, and I shall mail them to you.
You are partucularly lucky, as I was. It so happened that the sweepers at the
NRM groundswere burning a pile of dried leaves and bracken in the background.
This was behind the WT, at quite a distance. After the print came back from
the lab, I was shocked to find that is appears as if the WT is in steam!White
smoke and all from dried leaves!
Best regards.
Shankar.


At 07:57 AM 4/9/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Great Webpage!
>re. the pictures of the railway museum, have you got pics of the WT-594, the
>ZF-107, or the Nilgiri coach?
>Regards, Paul.
>
>Paul Davies.
>LAN Support Specialist,
>Distributed Systems Site Infrastructure Support,
>Floor 3 South, IBM UK Ltd, Alencon House, Alencon Link, Basingstoke. UK.
>Tel +44 (0)1256 344522 (internal 314522)
>
>
>---------------------- Forwarded by Paul Davies/UK/Contr/IBM on 09/04/98 08:42
>---------------------------
>
>
>siddha@phy.email on 08/04/98 19:18:02
>Please respond to siddha@phy.email
>To: irfca@cs.email
>cc:
>Subject: The webpage you've been waiting for
>
>
>
>Junta.
>
> Our webpage is ready. You may view it at :
>
><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>
>
>Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Siddhartha Joshi,
> Bharat Vohra.
>
>
>
>
>
>

From: Siddhartha Joshi <siddha@phy.email

Subject: Re: The webpage you've been waiting for

Date: 10 Apr 1998 02:34:00 -0500


Paul.

Wait up !! Its all going to be there!!

Siddhartha.

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Paul Davies wrote:

> Great Webpage!
> re. the pictures of the railway museum, have you got pics of the WT-594, the
> ZF-107, or the Nilgiri coach?
> Regards, Paul.
>
> Paul Davies.
> LAN Support Specialist,
> Distributed Systems Site Infrastructure Support,
> Floor 3 South, IBM UK Ltd, Alencon House, Alencon Link, Basingstoke. UK.
> Tel +44 (0)1256 344522 (internal 314522)
>
>
> ---------------------- Forwarded by Paul Davies/UK/Contr/IBM on 09/04/98 08:42
> ---------------------------
>
>
> siddha@phy.email on 08/04/98 19:18:02
> Please respond to siddha@phy.email
> To: irfca@cs.email
> cc:
> Subject: The webpage you've been waiting for
>
>
>
> Junta.
>
> Our webpage is ready. You may view it at :
>
> <A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>
>
> Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Siddhartha Joshi,
> Bharat Vohra.
>
>
>
>

From: Siddhartha Joshi <siddha@phy.email

Subject: Re: train pix

Date: 10 Apr 1998 02:38:00 -0500


Thank You!!

On Wed, 8 Apr 1998, Shankar wrote:

> Fantastic visual feast, best we've had on the web so far.
> Congratulations, keep up the good work! All the more reason to keep
> browsing! KEEP them rolling!
> Two points:
> Your caption for the WG is 'pacific behemoth'. I believe you are
> refering to it as 'at peace', or 'peacefully resting' or something like
> that.
> I suggest you remove the 'pacific'and use another word instead, as steam
> pundits might find that term misleading.
> As you know, in Europe, wheel arrangements have been named. "Pacific" is
> the term given to the 4-6-2 wheel arrangement, whereas the WG is a
> "Mikado", i,e, 2-8-2.The caption gives the impression that you are
> reerring to the WG as a Pacific, which is not correct.
> Second, an interesting bit of info about the WDM/s with the semi steam-
> lined end: it was an experiment tried out in the early 1980s or
> something. The design was supposed to provide for terrific visibility
> with the short hood leading.
> Alas, the engines were probably built to American proportions.With the
> short stature of Indian drivers, they were lucky to barely manage a
> peek out of the windshield at the droop in the windshield at extreme
> left or extreme right, where the nose meets the rest ofthe body:the
> windshield was fitted at such a height!Even after raising the seat,the
> glass used to start at forehead level! I've got into one of those
> engines:its awful!
> Moreover, both entrance doors to the cab opened onto the running plate,
> so both driver and co-driver had to make do with tiny door mounted wind-
> shields with the long hood leading. Normally, at least the driver has a
> slightly larger windshield.
> With poor lookout with either hood leading therefore, this model was not
> repeated.
> Best regards, and hats off to you once again.
> Shankar.
>

From: Siddhartha Joshi <siddha@phy.email

Subject: Re: Grreat Pix!!

Date: 10 Apr 1998 02:45:00 -0500


> I second Shankar in raising a toast to Bharat & Siddharta's site! A few
> pointers expected on cameras, film, modus operandi etc..

Thank You!!

> Well, regarding photos#2 and #9, it seems very strange that BHEL
> employed different color schemes and livery for the front face of
> the WCAM2 against the WCAM3. I guess, with the external unpainted
> appearance being the same for both locomotives, the only way BHEL
> engineers and drivers themselves can make out the difference quickly, is

The WCAM3 was developed to a CR requirement.(Higher power in thhe DC
section, along with self-excited dynamic braking). The WCAM2,2p are
essentially WR locos, and used mainly on crack express-mail routes(as the
links permit). CR WCAM3's are heavily used for goods duties.

> through the livery! With the front symmetric dipping curves being an IR
> staple on locomotive fronts; BHEL is experimenting on designs! There are
> other liveries not sporting the dipping curves - CR WAM4's for one; from
> Bhusaval, Itarsi & Jhansi have the "lightning".. and Baroda WAM4's have
> horizontal bands.. the WAP's don't have any curves!

I wish we could find out the BHEL/RDSO/IR reasons for paint schemes.

> Well, for that matter CR has a couple or more of WCAM2's running.. but
> WR has no WCAM3s!! For once, WR has been receiving the short end of the
> stick; against CR!

WR will shortly be converting the entire Bombay suburban section to DC(in
fact so will CR) and so the WCAM2p is probably a stopgap measure until
such is done, after which you can expect to see WAP's in Bombay Central!!!


Siddhartha.
________________________________________________________________________________

From: Prakash Tendulkar <prakash@us.email

Subject: Grreat Pix!!

Date: 09 Apr 1998 13:32:00 -0500


Siddhartha,

Thanks to you and Bharat for posting great pictures on the web.

> WR will shortly be converting the entire Bombay suburban section to DC(in
> fact so will CR) and so the WCAM2p is probably a stopgap measure until
> such is done, after which you can expect to see WAP's in Bombay Central!!!

I had read about it earlier, too. Do you know the time frame when it
will be implemented? How about converting existing EMUs? Will they be
installing AC Traction control gear in the motor coaches and keeping
the existing RPC (Resistence Power Control) to ensure immediate
availability after switch over?

Prakash

Notes Address: Prakash Tendulkar/Santa Teresa/IBM@IBMUS
VM Address: IBMUSM50(PRAKASH)
Internet Address: prakash@us.email
Phone: (408)463-3536
DB2 Technical Consultant, Vendor Partnership Program

From: Sridhar Shankar <msshanka@gsbmba2.email

Subject: Re: The webpage you've been waiting for

Date: 09 Apr 1998 13:12:00 -0500


Guys,

Great job. In particular, the picture of the WDM2 pair brings back fond
memories.

By the way, the new Jane's World Railways (1997-98) is out and the section
of India is down to 10 pages (a trend not restricted to India). Couple of
new pictures include a shot of WAP5(30010) hauled Rajdhani and a picture
of an incredibly ugly WDG2 (14501), which incorporates DLW's upgraded
2310 kW (3100 hp) prime mover.

-Sridhar

****************************************************************
Sridhar Shankar 5345 S.Harper Apt. 205
Graduate School of Business: GSB'99 Chicago, IL 60615
University of Chicago (773) 752 1131
*****************************************************************

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Siddhartha Joshi wrote:

>
> Junta.
>
> Our webpage is ready. You may view it at :
>
> <A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>
>
> Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
>
>
> Siddhartha Joshi,
> Bharat Vohra.
>
>

From: Jishnu Mukerji <jis@fpk.email

Subject: Noticed in the latest Thomas Cook Timetable

Date: 09 Apr 1998 16:28:00 -0500


I just received the latest edition of the Thomas Cook Overseas
timetable, and noticed a few interesting tidbits in it:

1. The map of Iran shows that the line connecting Kerman to Zahedan has
been completed, but the timetable covering the line does not show any
passenger train operation beyond Kerman yet. In Pakistan there is a
weekly train called Taftan Express which runs ex-Quetta on 6 and
ex-Zahedan on 1. The tinings are Quetta d 12:00 Zahedan a 17:00+1 (i.e.
on 7) Zahedan d 09:30 Quetta a 14:30+1 (i.e. on 2). In Iran there is a
tri-weekly train from Teheran to Kerman, and there is a daily overnight
Bus connection between Kerman and Zahedan (20:00 to 04:00 both
directions)

2. In Pakistan there is this neat train called the "Khushal Khan Khattak
Express" Karachi-Peshawar which covers the 1679 Km in 14 Hrs and 15 mins
- not bad!

Jishnu.

From: sank <sank@telco.email

Subject: Re: The webpage you've been waiting for

Date: 10 Apr 1998 18:24:00 -0500


<HTML>
Siddhartha Joshi wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE>Junta.

<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our webpage is ready. You
may view it at :

<P><A HREF="<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A>">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html">http://members.tripod.com/~railinindia/index.html</A></A>

<P>Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

<P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Siddhartha Joshi,
<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Bharat Vohra.</BLOCKQUOTE>
&nbsp;

<P>Excellent work, guys. Just browsed through your page happily. I am really
looking forward to
<BR>the sections yet to come.
<BR>&nbsp;
<PRE>--&nbsp;
Jayant S : IDStudio : TTIL : ERC : TELCO
Pimpri : Pune : 411 018 : INDIA
tel - 91(212)774261 exn 2534
--</PRE>
&nbsp;</HTML>

From: sank <sank@telco.email

Subject: Re: Noticed in the latest Thomas Cook Timetable

Date: 10 Apr 1998 18:28:00 -0500


<HTML>

<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE>2. In Pakistan there is this neat train called the
"Khushal Khan Khattak
<BR>Express" Karachi-Peshawar which covers the 1679 Km in 14 Hrs and 15
mins
<BR>- not bad!

<P>Jishnu.</BLOCKQUOTE>
Anyone has any more information about this train ?&nbsp;The AVERAGE speed
works out to&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
over 115 km/h !!!&nbsp;
<PRE>--&nbsp;
Jayant S : IDStudio : TTIL : ERC : TELCO
Pimpri : Pune : 411 018 : INDIA
tel - 91(212)774261 exn 2534
--</PRE>
&nbsp;</HTML>

From: Siddhartha Joshi <siddha@phy.email

Subject: Apologies , a typo !!

Date: 10 Apr 1998 21:06:00 -0500


> > WR will shortly be converting the entire Bombay suburban section to DC(in
> > fact so will CR) and so the WCAM2p is probably a stopgap measure until
> > such is done, after which you can expect to see WAP's in Bombay Central!!!

Sorry Everybody!! I did mean DC of course !! We wouldn't have WAP's in the
near future if the conversion were not to AC !! Anyway, the existing
suburban lines are all DC. I am not sure about the timeframe; anyone have
any idea ??

Siddhartha.

From: Siddhartha Joshi <siddha@phy.email

Subject: Re: your mail

Date: 10 Apr 1998 21:12:00 -0500


On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, PROTIP.DASGUPTA wrote:

> A few points about your postings today-
> 1) You bymistake mentioned that WR is converting to DC...actually AC, both
> systems are already on DC and will both convert to AC soon.

OOOpppps!! My typo error !! I have sent in a correction mail !!

> 2) CR WCAM3's are not only used on heavy freights but more so on all their
> premier air braked trains!!

I did say HEAVILY used, NOT exclusively. They do have over 50 WCAM3's and
so one would expect wide usage. What I was also referring to was the fact
that WCAM3's are often sighted double-headed, and on a very large number
of heavy duty goods rakes. And also to the BHEL newsletter that spoke
about the fact that the extra power in the DC section was needed in
particular for the very heavy loads (ie. goods haulage).

I will get down to the Khar/BCT sightings in a while. I am extremely busy
right now.

Siddhartha.
________________________________________________________________________________

From: Philip Wormald <PWormald@compuserve.email

Subject: WDM1 enquirey

Date: 10 Apr 1998 10:35:00 -0500


Shankar,
Many thanks for your excellent reply, I continue with a general query
for everone!

You wrote:
>>India's first diesels were the Alco WDM/1 carbody units (uni-directional
'A' units). These weighed 111.2 tonnes in working order and were of 1850
hp. 100 of them were imported, all of them are still in service, though
several have been retrofitted with MkII diesel powerpaks. All are on the
NR, homed at Gonda.<<

This is good info, being the "Classic" World ALCO design! We have one
left running in regular service in Europe, on the Greek Railways (OSE),
it is in final days of regular use. (It is in use TODAY).
The English Railfans, called "ALCO-haulics" are very keen on this
old machine, therefore you will understand if we can find another
place on this "planet" with 100 of these fine old machines, we will
be heading there quickly!

If anyone can give us a bit more on the situation of the WDM1 at
Gonda Junction, PLEASE share it with us ALCO- haulics.

Anyone like a copy of good JPG of the Greek "World ALCO's", please
ask me!

Many thanks,

Phil Wormald

PWormald@compuserve.email

From: fca <fca@accountant.email

Subject: Trains At a Glance

Date: 10 Apr 1998 18:45:00 -0500


Could anyone please tell me how to get an up-to-date copy of "Trains At A
Glance"?
My copy is 2 years old. I am in the U.K. The gsa in the UK, SD
Enterprises, does NOT have any copies and is unable to suggest anything...

Help!

Karen


*=========================================================*
| 1. Thirteen thirteens are one hundred and seventy nine. |
| 2. Thirteen thirteens is one hundred and seventy nine. |
| 3. None of the above two statements are correct. |
| |
| Q: Are any of the above three statements correct? |
| A: No. Maths is bad on 1 & 2, and "None" is singular. |
*=========================================================*

From: David Bloyed <dbloyed@airmail.email

Subject: Thanks J. Browning & Shankar.

Date: 11 Apr 1998 08:54:00 -0500


Hey IRFCA members these are the last steam locomotives that are available
for purchase by the Central Railways. All others are reported scrapped or
sold. If you want one you had better hurry!

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 17:58:11 +1000
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To: David Bloyed <dbloyed@airmail.email
From: ceo8@rocknet.email (John Browning)
Subject: Indian locomotives

>John;
>
> When you get a minute, could you look these up for me in your books?
>These are all narrow gauge steam locomotives. The following are number
>followed by type. Do you know the wheel pattern, manufacturer, tank or
>tender type locomotive, of any of these;

All tender locomotives; all 2ft 6ins gauge;

2 ZP, 4-6-2 Nippon Sharyo 1614 1954
3 ZP, 4-6-2 Nippon Sharyo 1615 1954
5 ZP, 4-6-2 Nippon Sharyo 1617 1954
717 F, 2-8-2 Nasmyth Wilson 1525 1927
720 F, 2-8-2 Nasmyth Wilson 1575 1929
716 F, 2-8-2 Nasmyth Wilson 1486 1926
722 F, 2-8-2 Hunslet 3667 1949
548 ZD, 2-8-2 Nippon Sharyo 1752 1957
7 ZE, 2-8-2 Corpet Louvet 1942 1950
50 ZE, 2-8-2 Krauss Maffei 17801 1952
723 F, 2-8-2 Hunslet 3668 1949
55 ZE 2-8-2 Kawasaki 3235 1954

Best wishes

John



John Browning
Rockhampton
Queensland
Australia

ceo8@rocknet.email

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Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 14:51:34 +0400
To: David Bloyed <dbloyed@airmail.email
From: Sankar <shankie@emirates.email
Subject: Re: Indian locomotives
Cc: irfca@cs.email

Hello David,
Nice to hear from you again. I have the following info in my book on steam
locomtives: (Locomotives in Steam, pub:1981 by the Rail Transport Museum
(now NRM) Delhi):

CLASS/# YEAR BUILT BUILDER WHEEL ARR. TENDER
SERVICE
ZP 2 - 6 1955 Nippon Sharyo,Japan 4-6-2 6-wheel
CR, SE

F 712-724 1926-50 Nasmyth Wilson,U.K. 2-8-2 Bogie tender CR

ZD 548-553 1957 Nippon Sharyo,Japan 2-8-2 6-wheel CR

ZE 42-47, 1955 Kawasaki Rolling Stock2-8-2 6-wheel
CR,SE 52-55 Japan

NOTES:
-Most of these engines, as I understand it, will be withdrawn by now,hence the
'service' column may not be too relevant in today's circumstances.
-I'm sorry I do not have the year-wise break down of the F engines.All were
built by Nasmyth Wilson, though.
Although you have not specifically referred to the engine,it might be of
interest to you to know that F 724 is preserved outside Poona (Pune) station
with the following caption:' BUILT IN 1921 AT M/S NESMYTH (sic) & CO
MANCHESTER
ENGLAND.THIS LOCO WAS PUT IN SERVICE IN KURDUWADI-PANDHARPUR SECTION IN
1923.IT
WAS SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSFERRED TO MURTIJAPUR-YAVATMAL SECTION IN 1983.AFTER 73
YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL SERVICE THIS ENGINE WAS WITHDRAWN ON 13 APRIL 1994
WHILE IN
FULL STEAM DUE TO INCREASING PACE OF DIESELIZATION.THE LOCO WAS RESTED IN
IRICEN (Indian Railways Institute of Civil engineering) PUNE ON 23 DEC.1994.'

The 'built in 1921 and put on service in 1923' bit does not tally with what
the
book says (which might be more accurate), but then, thats the way info on
locos
is in India: I guess its OK as long as its not way off the mark.Accuracy
upto 5
years: is it good enough?

Best regards.Shankar

From: Shankar <shankie@emirates.email

Subject: Rail Museum pics

Date: 12 Apr 1998 07:06:00 -0500


Hello friends,
Will the gentleman from Cardiff who had asked for pics of three of the NRM's
exhibits kindly post his address and name once again?
I'm most awfully sorry my friend. Your prints are ready (the ZF, WT and Nilgiri
car), but I had an extended weekend and was editing my mailbox. I think I
inadvertantly deleted your message as well.Do e-mail me again.
Happy Easter.
Best regards.
Shankar.

From: sank <sank@telco.email

Subject: Small Nitpic

Date: 13 Apr 1998 18:24:00 -0500


<HTML>
referrring to:

<P><A HREF="<A HREF="http://www.buriton.demon.co.uk/asia.html">http://www.buriton.demon.co.uk/asia.html</A>">http://www.buriton.demon.co.uk/asia.html">http://www.buriton.demon.co.uk/asia.html</A></A>

<P>Hi:&nbsp;Just a word about the second photo on your&nbsp; Indian rail
page:&nbsp;not a WG&nbsp;loco as the caption
<BR>says, but a class YG&nbsp;2-8-2 meter-gauge freight loco.........for
sure.

<P>Nice photo, though.&nbsp; Are you putting up any more ?
<PRE>--&nbsp;
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Pimpri : Pune : 411 018 : INDIA
tel - 91(212)774261 exn 2534
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