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From: S.Shankar <>

Subject: Re: IR clipart page

Date: 23 Sep 1999 06:43:42 -0500


Whooops.
Glyn, no offence meant.
Cheers.
Shankar




GlynThomas@aol.email wrote:
>
> Shankar,
> I drew the diagram of the YDM1 that you referenced. It is scaled
manually to
> HO scale for modelling from original North British diagrams, which are
very
> large.
>
> The roughness is probably partially my drawing (which was for working
> purposes, rather than publishing), and partially due to the scanning
process,
> but the scale should be generally correct. I'd welcome any corrections
> (especially since the NB diagrams were 'as designed', rather than 'as
built',
> or even 'as operated').
>
> I'd welcome Shanku producing clip-art from this diagram. Perhaps me
could
> also try the YDM4, based on the diagram on Apurva's site
> (<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~ApuB/mlw/MLW2.jpg)">http://members.tripod.com/~ApuB/mlw/MLW2.jpg)</A>.
>
> Glyn

From: lwebber <>

Subject: Summary of Route-kms (by Gauge) for IR - Errors?

Date: 23 Sep 1999 07:19:34 -0500


These are the statistics derived only from my database - for the routes
totalled below, I have acquired the names of all intermediate stations
and all the interstation distances (as well as latitude-longitude data
for all the c1000 relevant "node" stations).

MG->BG, of course, indicates gauge conversion. It is assumed for this
summary that where BG and MG lie together (identical stations passed),
it is counted only in MG->BG whether or not any gauge conversion work is
actually taking place.


SUMMARY OF ROUTE-KMS FOR INDIAN RAILWAYS


In kms BG MG->BG MG NG TOTAL
CR 6241 1027 7268
ER 3945 133 4078
KR 755 755
NEFR 1176 131 2188 88 3583
NER 2268 23 2818 5109
NR 8914 480 1630 11024
SCR 5247 981 946 7174
SER 5904 1288 7192
SR 4300 569 1875 131 6875
WR 4013 577 4333 777 9700
TOTAL 42763 2761 12160 5074 62758


In %age BG MG->BG MG NG TOTAL
CR 9.945% 1.636% 11.581%
ER 6.286% 0.212% 6.498%
KR 1.203% 1.203%
NEFR 1.874% 0.209% 3.486% 0.140% 5.709%
NER 3.614% 0.037% 4.490% 8.141%
NR 14.204% 0.765% 2.597% 17.566%
SCR 8.361% 1.563% 1.507% 11.431%
SER 9.408% 2.052% 11.460%
SR 6.852% 0.907% 2.988% 0.209% 10.955%
WR 6.394% 0.919% 6.904% 1.238% 15.456%
TOTAL 68.140% 4.399%19.376% 8.085% *100%*

Note: Calcutta Metro (18 kms) is ignored here.
ALSO: Where I do not have interstation distances, I have excluded the
route. I posted a list yesterday titled "Anyone have these
Inter-Station Distances, please? (UPDATE)" giving all the missing ones -
PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE OLDER TIMETABLES OR BRADSHAWS)!

Do these figures seem believable? Any obvious errors, please? Some of
the 2761 kms of "MG->BG" may well now just be "BG" - which railways
should I focus on (and list the actual lines for someone with firsthand
data to clarify)? Even, some of the "MG" may now be "BG" - again, which
railways should I focus on, in the light of the data above?



Regards to all

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From: Dr. K.J. Walker <>

Subject: Re: Temporary decomissioning

Date: 23 Sep 1999 07:50:14 -0500


Dear Apurva and all,
    I'm not sure who this should go to, but can you SUSPEND any mailings from the list to me until 18th October, pleae. I'll be away chasing trains and trams in South Australia (plus a little business) and will be unable to respond. I don't want my ISP people mad at me for an over full mailbox, either!
    Back in touch after 18/10.
        Cheers
            Ken Walker

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From: Apurva Bahadur < iti@vsnl.email <mailto:iti@vsnl.email
To: Harsh Vardhan < hvc@vsnl.email <mailto:hvc@vsnl.email
Cc: IRFCA < irfca@cs.email <mailto:irfca@cs.email
Date: 13 September 1999 6:34
Subject: Re: BG Steam.


Dear Harsh,

What great joyous news, I am quite kicked at the idea of the WP coming alive once again. Any idea how many days the boiler would last ? I guess since this loco would be used sparingly only for the POW and special rakes, another 30 - 40  years would be easily covered by these loco pairs. Please let us know how the air compressor (typically Elgi TRC 1000 ?) is driven by the steam engine. These are the only air braked steam powers on the IR. Would Saharanpur home these locos of would it be the 'heritage' steam shed at Rewari ?

Apurva

Harsh Vardhan wrote:

 On Monday, 6th September 1999 the two restored WPs namely 7015/161 made a trial run.

From: Sundar Krishnamurthy <>

Subject: Re: CR suburban TT

Date: 23 Sep 1999 08:30:29 -0500


Hello Folks

About the CR Suburban line being extended to Khopoli - one striking
thing
about it is that the Karjat-Khopoli line is perhaps the only single-line

stretch route outside Mumbai where DC EMUs ply - (is the local line to
Panvel double-tracked beyond Khandeshwar?). Previously I guess it was
WDS4
hauled passengers from Karjat that used this route. The line branches
off
after Palasdhari rather than Karjat and here is one of my pics at
<A HREF="http://members.xoom.com/sundar/itg/pics/mypic14.jpg">http://members.xoom.com/sundar/itg/pics/mypic14.jpg</A> that Apurva rates
tops
:-) The 6339 Nagercoil Exp is waiting for a free line to climb the Bhor
Ghat outside Palasdhari and I walked 12 coaches up on the tracks to snap

our need-of-an-overhaul WCM/5 and just as I was on the button - a
Khopoli
EMU showed up behind! My *luck* !!

Another pic is at <A HREF="http://members.xoom.com/sundar/itg/pics/mypic32.jpg">http://members.xoom.com/sundar/itg/pics/mypic32.jpg</A>.
The
same express train now climbs the ghat and the Khopoli EMU now skirts
the
foothill on its route to Khopoli. This pic could've been better with a
2x
or a 4x zoom camera :-(

And about the AC Catenary, Vijay - it is Diva Jn in particular that I
was
mentioning - the KR platforms are 25 KV AC electrified and its gonna be
WCAMx that would do this route. I love the Diva-Dombivli stretch -
walked
the distance may times in the past beside the tracks. Nowadays anybody
would suspect me to be a stone thrower :-(

Sundar

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From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Re: More train names

Date: 23 Sep 1999 08:39:22 -0500


Thanks for enlightening me, Shanku.


> > Kanpur-Kasganj Pawar Exp. ??
>
> Isn't this the Pawan Express? Probably a generic name, since pawan
means
> wind.
>
There already is a Kurla - Darbhanga Pawan Exp., another misnomer.

Vijay

From: lwebber <>

Subject: Gauge Conversion List - How many Errors?

Date: 23 Sep 1999 08:39:59 -0500


GAUGE-CONVERSION WORK-IN-PROGRESS PER MY DATABASE

NEFR,BG/MG,New Bongaigaon - Fakiragram Jn.
NEFR,BG/MG,Mukuria - Barsoi Jn. - Alubari Road
NER,BG/MG,Khagaria Jn. - Mansi Jn.
NR,BG/MG,Suratgarh Jn. - Sarupsar Jn.
NR,BG/MG,Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Garhi Harsaru Jn. - Rewari Jn. - Loharu
Jn. - Sadulpur Jn. - Churu Jn. - Ratangarh Jn. - Bikaner Jn.
SCR,BG/MG,Guntur Jn. - Namburu
SCR,BG/MG,Secunderabad Jn. - Jankampet Jn. - Mudkhed Jn. - Nanded
SCR,BG/MG,Mahbubnagar - Dronachellam Jn. - Donakonda
SCR,BG/MG,Dharwad - Hubli Jn. - Gadag Jn. - Hospet Jn. - Tornagallu -
Bellary Jn. - Guntakal Jn.
SER,BG/NG,Wadsa - Nagbhir Jn.
SR,BG/MG,Ponmalai Jn. - Thanjavur Jn. - Mayiladuturai Jn. - Cuddalore
Port Jn. - Villupuram Jn.
SR,BG/MG,Tuticorin - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn.
SR,BG/MG,Tenkasi Jn. - Tirunelveli Jn. - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn. -
Virudunagar Jn. - Madurai Jn. - Dindigul Jn.
WR,BG/MG,Sabarmati Jn. - Kali Road - Khodiyar Jn. - Kalol Jn.
WR,BG/MG,Ambliyasan Jn. - Mahesana Jn. - Palanpur Jn. - Marwar Jn. -
Daurai - Ajmer Jn.
WR,BG/MG,Chanderiya - Chittaurgarh Jn. - Nimach
WR,BG/MG,Samakhiali Jn. - Gandhidham Jn.

Could those who know please help by indicating which (if any) of these
are genuine dual gauge routes? I would imagine most/all are Gauge
Conversion Work-In-Progress - has any of this been completed? Any other
errors, please?

TIA.


Regards to all

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From: raymond/Polaris <>

Subject: Re: Gauge Conversion List - How many Errors?

Date: 23 Sep 1999 19:36:30 -0500




Larry,

My two bits as usual :

SCR,BG/MG,Dharwad - Hubli Jn. - Gadag Jn. - Hospet Jn. - Tornagallu -
Bellary
Jn. - Guntakal Jn.

Already converted. Does anybody have any news about conversion of Gadag
- Hotgi,
via Bijapur.

SR,BG/MG,Ponmalai Jn. - Thanjavur Jn. - Mayiladuturai Jn. - Cuddalore
Port Jn. -
Villupuram Jn.

Addl. Broad Gauge line from Tiruchi to Thanjavur operational. Thanjavur
-
Thirvarur - Nagore is being converted. Addl. line from Nagapattinam to
Velankanni in progress (line surveys etc.)

SR,BG/MG,Tuticorin - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn.

Converted

SR,BG/MG,Tenkasi Jn. - Tirunelveli Jn. - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn. -
Virudunagar Jn.
- Madurai Jn. - Dindigul Jn.

Tirunelveli - Madurai converted. Madurai - Dindigul, BG/MG parallel
lines.
Tenkasi - Tirunelveli no plans to convert right now.

Regards

Raymond

From: raymond/Polaris <>

Subject: Re: DMM-Pakala line status

Date: 23 Sep 1999 20:43:13 -0500




Anand,

These Bellary passengers mean that the MG from Guntakal to Bellary also
exists.
So where has the MG been converted - only from Bellary to Hubli ?

Regards

Raymond





"Anand Krishnan" <krish_nand@hotmail.email on 09/24/99 08:45:38 AM

To: raymond/Polaris@polaris.email
cc: irfca@cs.email
Subject: DMM-Pakala line status




Hi all,

>I am not sure whether the MG line from Guntakal to Dharmavaram has been
>dismantled. Also whether Dharamavaram - Pakala is still worked by MG
>passengers.
Raymond, the GTL-DMM MG still exists and there are daily MG
trains
like the TPT-Bellary pass and the GTL-Bellary pass working on this line.
This also answers your doubts on the existence of the DMM-Pakala line
via
Kadiri-Madanapalle-Chittoor. I actually travelled on this line in July
from
TPT to DMM on my way to Puttaparthi.

Kind regards,
Anand

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From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Sad news....

Date: 23 Sep 1999 23:16:43 -0500




Dear Father of our friend Sarosh Mehta expired yesterday morning. Viraf
is
attending the funeral today.


May the soul rest in peace.


Shrinivas

From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Train songs!!

Date: 23 Sep 1999 23:17:57 -0500




Hi!


Sometime ago, there was a discussion about songs from Indian movies
,having
train shots. I think , we missed out one or two then. May be I am
wrong.

Both have common theme, Saverevali Gadi.

Last night , I got a CD of Lata Mangeshkar having a song from film
Saverevali
Gadi! Any one listened to it? I played it over tel to Viraf & atleast
he had not listened this one earlier. It is shot on Poonam Dhillon
looking
out for a goods train which carries Love messages from Sunny Deol, from
a town
away. Quite romantic , isn't it. Sending love notes written on sides of
goods carriages. Indian railway helping this way as well.


The other song on the same theme is from Brahmachari... SaverevaliGadi
se
chale jayange...


Bye,

Shrinivas

From: Joydeep Dutta <>

Subject: how about some diesel driving

Date: 24 Sep 1999 01:35:15 -0500


Sorry Gang
I was quiet busy lately. Now I am back again to do what I promised you
all---to deliver some notes on Diesel driving.

The situation is the following.
You are working an express with a WDM2 in shorthood facing(sometimes I
prefer long hood) during daytime. You are working in a route where there
the
signalling system is the 2-aspect conventional signalling system and
ofcourse with semaphore signals. Mind you the situation is tough.
Whatever
one may claim it is not so easy to view semaphore signals even by the
day
time when working at speed.
So the signal sequence that you will face as you approach a station
is a follows.

The most dangerous aspect of this system is that the first signal you
face
in this sytem is a stop signal called the outer and a permissive signal
which is a fish tailed one on the same post called the warner and then
the
usual sequence
of Home, starter and advanced starter. Let me not bog down to signalling

system and lets start the run.
Our train will be vaccuum braked
Suppose you have left one station and approaching the next. You have
just
got the 2nd transistion jerk and with the throttle at the eighth notch
your
speed is gradually increasing. If the train has a booked speed of 90
km/h
allow the speed to pick up upto 100km/h and bring the throttle to the
sixth
notch gradually. The speed will settle some where between 95km/h and
100km/h. As you sight the signal sighting board the one with a yellow
backgound and black stripes just ease the throttle gradually and bring
it to
idle. Try to see whether the outer signal has been taken off. It will be

quiet difficult. If you cannot locate it once you have passed the signal

sighting board just bring the A-9 train brake handle to full service
position and wait until the vaccuum level has dropped to 25cms and then
gradually release A-9. You will find the speed has reduced to nearly 70
to
65 km/h. By now you can definitely locate the signal. If you find both
the
outer and warner has been taken off ---- then you shout double just to
see
the correspondence from the assistant driver----and you know the the
block
section till the next station is clear and you notch up gradually and
power
through the stations. The reason why I asked you to drive at a speed
slightly excess of the booked one since it helps to make up the time
that
you lose due to poor visibility of the signals. Dont rely on your
assistant.
Suppose you find both the outer and warner are at danger then apply the
A-9
to over reduction mode and drop the vaccuun level to 15cms of mercury
and
you will see the speed smoothly dropping
and as you are quiet near to the signal just apply the A-9 to the small
reduction or full service position then the train will smoothly come to
halt.
In a vaccuum brake train be careful to see that the HS-4 pressure whose
gauge is there on the shorthood control stand(it isnt on the longhood
none)is always at 24 to 25 p.s.i. Dont tamper the HS-4 valve which is
there
on the control stand below the MU-2B switch. This may lead to loss of
brake
power.
If you find the outer is taken off and the warner is held at danger then

there can be many possibilities. You may be taken on the main line and
you
might have to stop or stop on a loop line or pass via a loop line. In
such a
case again bring the A-9 to the full service mode and aloow the vaccuum
level to drop to 20cms ans then release it and the speed will come to
nearly
40km/h. If the home indicates that you are recieved on the main line
then be
cool and pass the facing point at 40 km/h and if the starter is at
danger
then just bring the A-9 to the small reduction position when you are
nearly
half the distance from the starter to the facing point and then as you
approach the starter bring the A-9 to the small reduction position and
the
train will smoothly stop.
In my next mail I will talk about what do do when recieved on the loop
line.
Bye
Hope you all will enjoy it
Joydeep


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From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: DMM-Pakala line status

Date: 24 Sep 1999 01:45:38 -0500


Hi all,

>I am not sure whether the MG line from Guntakal to Dharmavaram has been
>dismantled. Also whether Dharamavaram - Pakala is still worked by MG
>passengers.
Raymond, the GTL-DMM MG still exists and there are daily MG
trains
like the TPT-Bellary pass and the GTL-Bellary pass working on this line.

This also answers your doubts on the existence of the DMM-Pakala line
via
Kadiri-Madanapalle-Chittoor. I actually travelled on this line in July
from
TPT to DMM on my way to Puttaparthi.

Kind regards,
Anand

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From: S.Shankar <>

Subject: Re: Sad News

Date: 24 Sep 1999 01:46:09 -0500


It is indeed paradoxical that for a man attempting to record for
posterity all those steam locomotives that are dying out, nothing can
be done to save for posterity one's own kin who unfortunately have to
eventually die out and leave only fond memories.

My heart goes out to Sarosh, his mother and family.

May the departed soul rest in peace. May God give Sarosh and his family
the strength to bear this loss.

Shankar

From: Harsh Vardhan <>

Subject: Re: Anyone have these Inter-Station Distances, please?

Date: 24 Sep 1999 03:41:11 -0500



>Not all, I'm pretty sure. Dabhoi-Timba Road was still carrying
traffic,
for example, in >1998. I'm just missing distances on that one. Could
you
check?


Dabhoi(0), Prayagpura(7), Karmaliyapura S.(12), Antoli(15), Waghoria
s.(21),
Ajwa S.(28), Vyankatpura(34), Jarod S.(39), Samlaya Jn.(47),
Karchiya(55),
Savli S.(60), Muval Tank(64), Wasanapura(67), Mevli(72), Sandasal S.
(77),
Pandu Mewas(82), Desar Road (87), Vejpur S.(92), Tulsigam(97), Timba
Road
Jn.(101)

>I believe the Ranuj line is also in service, at least up to Patan.


Mehsana(0), Panchot(8), Dhinoj(15), Selavi(19), Manund(23), Ranuj
Jn.(27),
Sankari(33), Patan S.(40), Khalipur(51), Kosa Road(54), Charup(59),
Wagdod(64) Dhanawada(73), Kakoshi Metrana Road(80)

Km. Ex. Chanasama
Ranuj Jn.(13), Jitoda(5), Chanasama Jn.(0), Kamboli(11), Harji(21)

Now let me know what remains from WR.
Regards,

Harsh

From: lwebber <>

Subject: Re: Junction Fan-Out AND Gauge Conversion

Date: 24 Sep 1999 03:53:29 -0500


raymond/Polaris@polaris.email said:
>Larry wrote:
>>raymond/Polaris@polaris.email said:
>>> Sure Guntakal is 5 ?
>>> Tell me what I am missing -
>>> to Adoni, to Cuddapah, to Dronachellam, to Bellary.

>>The MG line to Dharmavaram.
>>Here are the Guntakal extracts:
>>Guntakal Jn.,10,Nancherla --> Adoni & Nalwar for Wadi
>>Guntakal Jn.,10,Bantanahal --> Bellary
>>Guntakal Jn.,3,Timmanacherla --> Gooty (& then Cuddapah)
>>Guntakal Jn.,12,Gulapalyamu --> Kalluru & Dharmavaram
>>Guntakal Jn.,8,Mailappa Gate Halt --> Dronachellam

> Larry,
> No MG out of Guntakal nowadays. The link to Dharmavaram is BG via
Gooty,
> Kalluru.

Following Anand's comments, do I take it that the above is no longer
your view, Raymond? And that you now agree with me that the fan-out at
Guntakal is 5? :)

I'm concerned about making incorrect amendments to my database.
According to me, Kalluru was a "node" (i.e. line or railway zone or
gauge meeting point) as the MG line from Guntakal and BG from Gooty came
together there and ran together to Dharmavaram. Your "amendment"
removed this special status, but now it appears I was right in the first
place. The changes are quite tricky to make...


So, please, Raymond, what is the source of your information for the
following:-

> Larry,
>
> My two bits as usual :
>
> SCR,BG/MG,Dharwad - Hubli Jn. - Gadag Jn. - Hospet Jn. - Tornagallu -
Bellary
> Jn. - Guntakal Jn.
>
> Already converted.


Are you SURE that MG does not exist on this route? Per my 1998 Bradshaw
it does; also, the last Railway Budget did not report completion of such
work, AFAIK.


>Does anybody have any news about conversion of Gadag - Hotgi, via
Bijapur.
>
> SR,BG/MG,Ponmalai Jn. - Thanjavur Jn. - Mayiladuturai Jn. - Cuddalore
Port Jn. -
> Villupuram Jn.
>
> Addl. Broad Gauge line from Tiruchi to Thanjavur operational.
>Thanjavur -
> Thirvarur - Nagore is being converted. Addl. line from Nagapattinam to
> Velankanni in progress (line surveys etc.)


Thanks for info, noted.


> SR,BG/MG,Tuticorin - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn.
>
> Converted


Are you SURE that MG does not exist on this route? Per my 1998 Bradshaw
it does; also, the last Railway Budget did not report completion of such
work, AFAIK.


> SR,BG/MG,Tenkasi Jn. - Tirunelveli Jn. - Vanchi Maniyachi Jn. -
Virudunagar Jn.
> - Madurai Jn. - Dindigul Jn.
>
> Tirunelveli - Madurai converted.


Are you SURE that MG does not exist on this route? Per my 1998 Bradshaw
it does; also, the last Railway Budget did not report completion of such
work, AFAIK.


>Madurai - Dindigul, BG/MG parallel lines.
> Tenkasi - Tirunelveli no plans to convert right now.


Thanks, Raymond. I'll await your confirmations before I make the
changes. Of course you ralize that to a route-optimizing computer
program, accuracy re gauge change points is very important!


Regards to all

Larry

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From: Harsh Vardhan <>

Subject: Re: Earth-1947 & Trains...

Date: 24 Sep 1999 04:18:04 -0500


Dear Shri,
Gurdaspur never had any direct link to Lahore in west
Punjab before partition also. You had to come through Amritsar and cross
over (to what is now Pakistan) at Attari. It is very much the same today
although the only direct daily train to Lahore starts from Amritsar.

Iam yet to see this movie(but intend to). Was it a BG loco shown?
Could've
been shot in Pakistan then!
regards,

Harsh



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From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <smg@godrej.email
To: Indian Rails <irfca@cs.email
Date: Saturday, September 18, 1999 10:14 PM
Subject: Earth-1947 & Trains...


>
>
>Hi!
>
>Last night watched Earth-1947, the latest movie here in India. It has
only
>one shot of our dear Train. The scene is as follows:
>
>During the partition days, trains were the main transport medium.Amir
Khan,
>playing a Lahori young man is waiting for a train from Gurdaspur which
is
to
>bring in his sisters. He is at the platform for more than 12
hours,later
the
>train is shown arriving in .
>
>The loco is a steam loco, with powerful headlights , emitting black
smoke
in
>the night sky. But pity is that what the train brings in are the dead
bodies
>from across the border, ie from India.The moment he hurls the doors
open,he
can
>sense blood all over the floor & his dear ones too are not spared.
>
>
>So, few point which came to my mind about trains in those days are:
>
>In those days Gurdaspur-Lahore line was open.So is it the same as the
one
we
>have today,ie across the Wagha border point? And the loco shown is the
one
>without the smoke deflectors. Is it pertaining to that era?
>
>Can anyone reading this mail throw light on this? Ofcourse many like-to
>name a few Harsh, Viraf & Appu will .
>
>Bye,
>
>Shrinivas
>
>
>
>

From: Harsh Vardhan <>

Subject: Re: Stolen diesel

Date: 24 Sep 1999 04:20:42 -0500


Dear Shankar,
I don't know anything about the stolen
diesel.
But the Pakistanis did pinch a WP (No. not certain) from us during the
'71
war. It used to haul the Indo-Pak Exp. and was on the wrong side when
the
war was declared. It is now proudly displayed in a Lahore Park(like we
do
with their Patton tanks and Sabre jets).

My father has a news report about this somewhere and I will fetch it out
as
soon as I get the opportunity.

If it is partition and riots afterwards that he is referring to, I think
many locos would've been nicked by either side. But I don't think there
was
a possibility of stealing a diesel in the early 70's war or before
because
both the border lines were worked exclusively by steam in those days.

Bangladesh side? Unlikely!?! And then it can't be BG on that border.


Regards,

Harsh

-----Original Message-----
From: S.Shankar <shankie@emirates.email
To: irfca@cs.email <irfca@cs.email
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 2:31 AM
Subject: Stolen diesel


>Hello,
>A few weeks ago, I'd received a query from our own dear Larry Russel of
>EMD Export fame.
>He stated an interesting fact: one bg diesel engine had been nicked (to
>put it bluntly, stolen,or appropriated) by Pakistan during one of the
>wars.
>Anyone with any idea as to which one it was? Harsh, Appu?
>Cheers.
>Shankar
>

From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: Re: DMM-Pakala line status

Date: 24 Sep 1999 06:05:44 -0500


Hi,

>These Bellary passengers mean that the MG from Guntakal to Bellary also

>exists.
>So where has the MG been converted - only from Bellary to Hubli ?
Beyond Bellary i guess i have my own doubts. From what we can

observe from Larry's analysis, this section is undergoing guage
conversion.
I shall lay my hands on the latest SCR tt and let you know about this.
incidently the new SCR TT has a gleaming WDG4 on its cover. Good photo
actually.

Kind regards,
Anand

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From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: Re: Sad news....

Date: 24 Sep 1999 06:08:21 -0500


Please convey my hearfelt condolences to Sarosh.
May the soul rest in peace.

>From: "SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI " <smg@godrej.email
>To: Indian Rails <irfca@cs.email
>Subject: Sad news....
>Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 11:46:43 +0530 (IST)
>
>
>
>Dear Father of our friend Sarosh Mehta expired yesterday morning. Viraf
is
>attending the funeral today.
>
>
>May the soul rest in peace.
>
>
>Shrinivas
>

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From: S.Shankar <>

Subject: amaar shonaar bangla

Date: 24 Sep 1999 07:02:20 -0500


Hello,
Thanks to several valuable contributions from our dear friend Larry
Russel (of EMD export fame), my Bangladesh Railways page just got bigger
and better. It has a new background color as well.

Check it out at:

<A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/shankaronline/bangladeshsteam.htm">http://members.tripod.com/shankaronline/bangladeshsteam.htm</A>

Cheers. And a big THANK YOU, Larry.

Shankar

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