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From: PG JULIAN RAINBOW <>

Subject: Re: English manufacturers and their records

Date: 09 Nov 1999 03:57:42 -0500


Ken,

I will have to find out the addresses for you, give me a
couple of days.

The only SIR locos that went to Sierra Leone were the SLM
2-8-0s, do you mean those? I know of some pictures of them.

Julian

Reply-to: "Dr. K.J. Walker"
<kjw_meh@powerup.email From: "Dr. K.J. Walker"
<kjw_meh@powerup.email To: "PG JULIAN RAINBOW"
<J.J.Rainbow@newcastle.email Cc: <irfca@cs.email
Subject: Re: English manufacturers and their records Date:
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 08:43:47 -0000

Dear Julian,
I'd be very grateful if you could give me addresses both for the
Gloucester people and for the folk who hold the Hurst Nelson records, if
you
have them. They bear on two major projects!
Re Sierra Leone, does anyone have pictures of the SIR "Q" 2-8-4Ts
that
went there in the 1940s? I've modelled one for my South Indian layout
but
had only a maker's photo to go on. I know of no pictures of them at work
in
India.
With thanks,
Ken Walker

-----Original Message-----
From: PG JULIAN RAINBOW <J.J.Rainbow@newcastle.email
To: kjw_meh@powerup.email <kjw_meh@powerup.email
Date: 8 November 1999 10:00
Subject: Re: More North Western Railway rolling stock


Reply-to: "Dr. K.J. Walker" <kjw_meh@powerup.email
From: "Dr. K.J. Walker" <kjw_meh@powerup.email
To: "PG JULIAN RAINBOW" <J.J.Rainbow@newcastle.email
Cc: <irfca@cs.email
Subject: Re: More North Western Railway rolling stock
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 12:37:11 -0000


Dear Ken,

I do not know what the extent of the collection is, a friend of mine
is researching for building a garden railway based on Sierra Leone,
so he used the archives, will try and find you the email address.
Personally I am after post-Independence information on Sierra Leone,
not the easiest of tasks. Hurst Nelson records survive up in Glasgow
area.

Julian

Dear Julian,

I've used Birmingham a good deal and they do have
some pretty good stuff. But Gloucester is new to me. What's the
extent of the collection? Are there many good GAs? Is the stuff
properly catalogued? Please note, however, that the Crown
Agents did not act for any of the Indian railways, as they came under
the India Office (Ceylon, on the other hand, did go through them).
The records of Rendel Plamer and Tritton, the main consulting
engineers, were, I understand destroyed many years ago (though I'd
love to be proved wrong!) The other ones were John Wolfe Barry, and I
don't know anything about them. Cheers Ken
Walker

-----Original Message-----
From: PG JULIAN RAINBOW <J.J.Rainbow@newcastle.email
Cc: irfca@cs.email <irfca@cs.email
Date: 5 November 1999 11:59
Subject: More North Western Railway rolling stock


All,

I really must learn not to be so fast on the send button. In my
research for the Sierra Leone Government Railway I have covered the
rolling stock to a small extent, and have found that the Met-Cammell
records at Birmingham Museum and Glouster Carriage and
Waggon Works archives are in the Glouster County Records
Office. Both these bodies are helpful, I take it that all
rolling stock would have been ordered through the India
Office rather than the Crown Agents, so there may be records
at Blackfriars, the Crown Agents records were recently moved
to the British Commonwealth Museum at Bristol.

From: PG JULIAN RAINBOW <>

Subject: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 04:06:00 -0500


I am 46 years old, single, postgraduate student at the University of
Newcastle upon Tyne, studying the intergration of GPS, GLONASS and
Galileo. Since graduating in 1996 I worked as a navigator on an
Ocean Bottom Cable crew mostly off West Africa, but one trip north of
Bombay. Railway interests are British built lines outside the UK,
especially India and Africa, special research interest at the moment
is Sierra Leone.

Julian

From: S.SRINIVAS <>

Subject: Re: Burnpur

Date: 09 Nov 1999 05:41:00 -0500


Hi Vijay

The name Burnpur reminds me of the "Burnpur Standard Railway".
I thought it was a NG line. It was taken over by IR. Has it been
changed to BG or has it been abandoned ? Can someone clarify.

Regards

S. Srinivas

============================================

Vijay Balasubramanian wrote:

> Dear Sandeep,
>
> Your mail about "train watching" brings back memories of my
> various trips to Burnpur (near Asansol) from Varanasi. An uncle of
mine
> used to work in the Steel
> plant in those days. The colony was right next to a single-track AC
> electrified line, presumably,
> for the collieries since I never saw any passenger trains on this
line. Our
> house was at some distance
> from the track (5th or 6th in line) but from the back porch I could
spot the
> line through a gap in the trees
> - the fact that the line was on an elevated "mound" helped. It was
so much
> fun to watch those WAM4s
> hauling a string of BOXN cars with their pantographs licking the
catenary
> and the rhythmic thuds providing the
> background music.
>
> Ah!! Those days..........
>
> Vijay
>
> >

From: S.SRINIVAS <>

Subject: Re: SBC - NDLS

Date: 09 Nov 1999 05:43:33 -0500


Dear Vijay

Even if the Rajdhani were to be made a daily train between Bangalore and
New
Delhi and
even if the capacity of the train itself increased from the present one
1 AC,
three 2 AC and
four 3 Tier AC coaches, it will still be difficult get reservation on
this
train. This is apart from
the capacity of the super fast Karnataka Exp. which is a daily train.
The fact
is that there is
too much of a rush and the present capacity available between SBC and
NDLS is
most
inadequate. People travel via MAS, thanks largely to the modern PRS of
IR which
gives
you confirmed seats / berths, even if it means changing trains at MAS.

Incidentally, the Divisional Commercial Manager of SBC has also stated
that
Karnataka Exp.
will have additional three 3T coaches and one 3T-AC coach from January
2000. He
has
qualified it with "subject to Madam's approval". Madam in this case
refers to
Mamata Banerjee.

Regards

S. Srinivas

===============================

Vijay Balasubramanian wrote:

> Rajdhani changes!
> * The frequency of the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Bangalore Rajdhani
Express
> will be increased from thrice a week to four times a week from January
7.
>
> Is the Bangalore Rajdhani so popular? The Karnataka, Kerala and
Mangala
> Exps. would now be overtaken by the Chennai Rajdhani, hence the 15-20
mts.
> increase in their run-times.
> Vijay

From: S.SRINIVAS <>

Subject: Re: Where R V ?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 05:44:24 -0500


Dear friends

I think that each one should also mention the place of residence
if not the full address. Contact phone Nos. are also welcome.

S. Srinivas

P.S. Well, Harsh - where do u reside.

=============================

HVC wrote:

 Dear All,                      My name is Harsh Vardhan and  Iam 30 years young. My love for railway dates to as far as my memory extends into my childhood. I have a special liking for BG locos, Freighters, Pacifics and articulated locomotives though it does not in any case goes to say that I like any other steam loco any less. I have a passing admiration for electric locos but almost abhor the sight of a diesel(WDM 4 is an exception) as to my mind it was they who were responsible for ending of the steam era. But generally speaking, I love everything that is a part of the railways. I collect time-tables, travel tickets, railway maps, videos and books. Iam an electrical engineer with a foray into mechanical enineering. Iam into Process Heating/chilling and product drying fields. That ensures that Iam with boilers and steam even on work. Although Iam not professionally associated with the railways in any way, my association with the railways is very old and Iam perhaps the oldest(attended at the museum's inauguration) and the most frequent visitor to the National Railway Museum except for perhaps the employees ! Well friends, these are my credentials. Iam always grateful to  S. Shankar and Viraf Mulla for introducing me to irfca. I've been here for almost an year now, learnt a lot of new things and made some very special friends. Regards, HARSH

From: S.SRINIVAS <>

Subject: Re: irfca is 10 years old !

Date: 09 Nov 1999 05:44:52 -0500


Dear Jishnu, Tim and Anita,

Why not. In fact, let us all keep in touch and
plan out some rail fanning. Maybe, even in
small groups. Depending on your travel plans
and availability of other locally based fans.
Mind you, summer is a rush period and
reservations will be difficult at short notice.
Not for Indrail pass holders but for locals.

Regards

S. Srinivas

===============================


Jishnu Mukerji wrote:

> Tim & Anita Wakeman wrote:
> >
> > Wish I could be there. Next year.........maybe.
> >
> > Tim Wakeman



> If you guys plan anything next year in the May/June timeframe in
India, let me
> know. I will be delighted to join a gettogether in India, and Railfan
around a
> bit. Anywahere in India is fine.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jishnu.

From: ranand <>

Subject: Re: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 05:48:11 -0500


I am 37 years old, a life-long fan of railways in general and IR and DB
(German)
in particular. I am one of the old-timers on IRFCA. I believe that I
have
had a
subscription since 1988 (in the previous incarnation of IRFCA). I have
worked in
IBM Research for the past 8 years just outside New York City, currently
in
the field
of e-commerce.

In India, most of my train travel experiences are on just three main
routes: Bombay-Madras,
Delhi-Madras and Bangalore-Madras. I have also travelled a modest amount
on
the old
SR MG network. I really miss MG, as the trains always appeared to be
toy-like. One of
my favorite trips of all time was on Cholan express Kumbakonam to Madras
in
1975.

I have been collecting railway timetables since 1972 (age 10) and I in
fact
have a fairly
big collection even now. Once on a school trip to Aurangabad in 1973, I
bought a
SCR timetable and received much ribbing from my school friends who
simply
could
not understand my interest. A colleague recently gave my DB timetables
from
1985
and am thoroughly enjoying them.

I have a Marklin model train layout in my house and am planning to set
up a
live-steam
45mm gauge layout in my garden next year. I have a two year old daughter
who
likes watching my trainset.

R. Anand

Internet: anand@watson.email
External tel: (914) 784 7054
Notes: Rangachari Anand/Watson/IBM@IBMUS
Tie-line: 863 7054

From: Rajan Mathew <>

Subject: Re: Who are we?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 08:05:26 -0500


Hi Gang ...

I'm Rajan Mathew, aged 29, and I've been around on the IRFCA for just
over a
year now.
I was always curious about trains and rail systems. I was born and lived
in
the UK for my first 8 years. and it started with my fledging interest in
the
Local BR and London Underground services. With a keen sense of geography
- I
could follow the A-Z and the tube map at the early age of 7. My favorite
napkin which my mom got (and I claimed rights over...) was one with the
tube
map on it.

Geography and transportation systems have always been of special
interest -
but a interest in railways stood out. I have always grabbed
opportunities to
travel. I was fascinated by models in my younger days.
However I can live only with the real thing. Travel, schedules,
operations
have always fascinated me. I never took much interest in locos - but
with
trains and travel. Of course with IRFCA, I've been able to understand
more
on locos now.

Being a key fan of the railways - with observations that others would
hardly
care to observe, has earned me a number of "titles" among my friends and
work circles - like railway minister, railway maharaj etc ..

I like travelogues and train heritage too. The excitement of visiting a
station and travelling on a train always went far beyond the actual rail
journey - i love to indulge myself in a lot of planning and armchair
travelling. (Thanks to the net and you guys, this is made more exciting
with
pix on the net and high level of info exchange). I'm into trivia too -
like
inspecting facilities at stations, timetables, tickets ... and a lot of
other things related to railways...

My topic of specific interest is the Konkan Railway. I have always had a
fascination for new technologically advanced projects - in the eighties
it
was the Calcutta Metro, and the 90's the KR.

I am in the tourism industry, working with Cox & Kings as a tour
consultant - sending people on exotic holidays. My other key interests
are
internet applications.

Regards / Rajan

From: Shanku Niyogi <>

Subject: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 08:57:23 -0500


I am 29, living in Seattle, USA. I am a software developer by trade. As
you
can see from the email address, I work at Microsoft. Like Mike Brooker,
I am
also a Canadian by citizenship, although I have now spent about two
years in
the USA, my third country.

I was born in Calcutta, and my interest in the Indian Railways grew in
my
childhood, whether it be from frequent commuting within the area, or our
family trips to various parts of India three times a year. Early on, I
developed a liking for the then-fresh WAM electrics of the Eastern
Railways,
and I am probably one of the rare lot on this list that prefer electrics
to
diesels. I also like steam, although I must admit, a very early
childhood
encounter with a WP left me a little scared of steam for a few years!

I moved to Toronto, Canada in 1980, and grew up there, but always
maintained
an interest in the railways. In recent years, my interest has climbed
again
considerably, and my last trip to India was motivated by a large part to
get
in touch with the railways again! I also do railway modelling, and am
currently involved in building some IR locos from scratch.

Although I am single, I recently became engaged to my wonderful fiancee
Maryanne, and we will be married in June. Although she is not a railfan,
I
am still hoping to convert her over to at least a passing interest! :)

Shanku

From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 08:57:57 -0500


Hi Folks,

This has been one of the most interesting threads. I feel that I
know
(some of) you so much better now. Anand, I too loved to travel on MG
trains. In fact, my trip on the Cholan Exp. from Thanjavur to Egmore
was my
first on a diesel-hauled, vestibuled, liveried train. One of the MG
trips
that I really feel sad to have missed is Delhi to Ahmedabad.

I am 35 years old, married for a little over 7 years and have a 1 1/2
year
old daughter. I was born in Varanasi - did about 7 years of schooling
(4th
to 10th) there. Rest of the time (till 1985) was spent in Bombay. My
parents reside in Ghatkopar. I came over to the States in 1985, did my
M.S.
+ Ph.D. from Univ. of Illinois at Urbana (during which time the club
took
its roots) . Worked at IBM, Poughkeepsie, New York for a few years and
the
moved to New Orleans where I taught at a university for about 5 years.
Moved to Boston about a year and a half back and am now working as a
software engineer.

My passion for trains dates as far back into childhood as my memory
serves. I recall using a measuring tape on a table to simulate a train.
Over a period of time, this blossomed into drawings of trains complete
with
traction structures and the like. I got into timetables sometime in the
70s. No one could understand this "madness" and I thought I was the
only
freak in this world till I met you folks. I used to spent hours
researching
timetables and designing fantasy trains. There was a phase where I got
heavily interested in techincal stuff particularly electric traction and
even bought books such as Electric Traction by B.H. Partab, etc. I
consider
myself fortunate to have relatives all over India which gave me a chance
to
travel on different routes. I love speed and naturally go for diesel
and
electric locos and journeys on superfast trains. My favorite is and
always
will be the WAM4.

I love to have "collections" and my IR-related paraphernalia include
timetables, magazines, articles and clippings, photos (taken by myself
and
some from my uncle), calendars (CLW and others), books (techincal,
historical, photo essays), videos, etc. My current goal is to keep
increasing my video collection and include personal footage of journeys
all
over IR.

Last but not the least, thanks to ALL of you for those juicy messages
and
enchanting images. My morning cup of coffee is not complete without
first
checking IRFCA mail. I am sure the next 10 years is going to be
phenomenal.

Vijay

From: Anurag Acharya <>

Subject: [IRFCA - Forwarded]

Date: 09 Nov 1999 09:05:36 -0500



Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 08:47:27 -0600
From: Familia Duff <duff@sancristobal.email
Subject: Railroad Webpage

Dear Sir/Madam:

A week ago, we uploaded onto our webpage a section on railroads
(mid-century trains and stations of Canada and the U.S.A.; and railroad
museums around the world). I hope that you will check it
<<A HREF="http://www.innvista.com>">http://www.innvista.com></A>. The site also has sections other than
railroads. I have placed a link to the sites of the railroad museums at
Mysore and New Delhi. Are there in India other railroad museums that
have
a display of at least one locomotive and rolling stock? Any
suggestions,
information, or correction of errors will be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Duane Duff
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

From: Kartik Pashupati <>

Subject: Odometers/ locomotive mileage

Date: 09 Nov 1999 10:01:04 -0500


In the Mysore Rail Museum section of the unofficial IR home page, the following passage caught my attention:

"When I visited this museum this YP 4-6-2 had just been delivered, ironically it had a brand new speedometer showing less than 300 km on the odometer."

Never having had the pleasure of being in a locomotive cabin (at least not since my boyhood forays into goods locos parked at Habibganj station, which was then a sleepy little outpost, and not Bhopal's main railhead), I am curious about the following:

1. Do all locomotives have odometers? Do they also have trip odometers?

2. What is the average annual mileage of diesel and electric locomotives? (e.g. Those railfans who drive cars in the US know that a usage of 12 to 15,000 miles per year is considered "average" for a passenger car in the US.)

3. Is there an official (or unofficial) record of the IR locomotive with the most miles on it?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday." -- Anonymous.

Kartik Pashupati, Ph.D. (kpashupa@mailer.email
Florida State University, Department of Communication
356 Diffenbaugh Building, Tallahassee FL 32306-1531

From: Larry Russell <>

Subject: Re: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 10:08:44 -0500


I am 58 years young, a railfan since 1958 and a photographer since then.
I am a Canadian living in Vancouver BC Canada. My interrest in Indian
Railways developed from my interrest in GM locomotives and the odd YDM3
and YDM5 classes. These 2 classes were unique in the world (and now
sadly gone, unless any of the last 3 remaining were preserved by DLW).
My one visit to India led me by train from Mumbai to Cancutta via the
northern route (Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Agra, Varanasi, Mughal Sarai to
Calcutta.) We did a lot of investigation of the WDM2 fleet along the way
and had a tour of DLW. My primary interest is diesel and data
collecting. I have a very large collection of IR colour slides (steam,
disel & electric) courtesy of several fans that preceeded me to India.

Larry Russell

From: HVC <>

Subject: Re: Where R V ?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 10:13:12 -0500


NEW DELHI.
 
Born, brought-up and still here. And enjoying every minute of it - pollution notwithstanding. Touchwood!
 
Harsh

-----Original Message-----
From: S.SRINIVAS < s_srinivas@vsnl.email <mailto:s_srinivas@vsnl.email
To: HVC < hvc@vsnl.email <mailto:hvc@vsnl.email
Cc: IRFCA < irfca@cs.email <mailto:irfca@cs.email
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 1999 5:39 AM
Subject: Re: Where R V ?


Dear friends

I think that each one should also mention the place of residence
if not the full address. Contact phone Nos. are also welcome.

S. Srinivas

P.S. Well, Harsh - where do u reside.

=============================

HVC wrote:

 Dear All,                      My name is Harsh Vardhan and  Iam 30 years young. My love for railway dates to as far as my memory extends into my childhood. I have a special liking for BG locos, Freighters, Pacifics and articulated locomotives though it does not in any case goes to say that I like any other steam loco any less. I have a passing admiration for electric locos but almost abhor the sight of a diesel(WDM 4 is an exception) as to my mind it was they who were responsible for ending of the steam era. But generally speaking, I love everything that is a part of the railways. I collect time-tables, travel tickets, railway maps, videos and books. Iam an electrical engineer with a foray into mechanical enineering. Iam into Process Heating/chilling and product drying fields. That ensures that Iam with boilers and steam even on work. Although Iam not professionally associated with the railways in any way, my association with the railways is very old and Iam perhaps the oldest(attended at the museum's inauguration) and the most frequent visitor to the National Railway Museum except for perhaps the employees ! Well friends, these are my credentials. Iam always grateful to  S. Shankar and Viraf Mulla for introducing me to irfca. I've been here for almost an year now, learnt a lot of new things and made some very special friends. Regards, HARSH

 

From: Shankar <>

Subject: Re: superrailway links page

Date: 09 Nov 1999 10:57:33 -0500


Hello Date,
Thank you very much indeed. You have bestowed upon me a great honor!
Anything to further the cause of the IR, and in the process keep all
members of the fraternity (INCLUDING ME) entertained.(and hopefully,
enlightened as well: I have personally been enlightened a great deal
after joining the dear irfca).
Long live the irfca.
Cheers, and thanks again.
Shankar




Vdate@aol.email wrote:
>
> In a message dated 11/7/99 8:12:36 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> shankie@emirates.email writes:
>
> << <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Coast/9896/superrlylinks.htm">http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Coast/9896/superrlylinks.htm</A>
> >>
> This is one of the best Diwali gift an irfca member has probably
received.
> Thanks and Happy Diwali and a prosperous new year.

From: PG JULIAN RAINBOW <>

Subject: British Rolling Stock manufacturers

Date: 09 Nov 1999 11:45:54 -0500


All,

I have attached a list of all known archives of Britsih Loco and
rolling stock manufacturers, if you think any thing is wrong let me
know.

Ken, do not call the Scottish firms English, not advised

Julian

From: Sridhar Shankar <>

Subject: Re: Who am I?

Date: 09 Nov 1999 12:21:06 -0500


Folks,

After reading a string of confessions, I feel obliged to do the same. I
am
29 years old and an IR fan for as long as I can remember (and with
IRFCAite
since 1994). My parents, however, are quick to blame a relative of ours
(who was a station master in SR when I was a kid) as being responsible
for
my obsession. In fact the joke in the family is that I now visit India,
more to travel on IR rather than to spend time with my folks!

I am currently working as a management consultant with the Mitchell
Madison
Group in Chicago. I was born in Madras, and spent the first five years
of
my life in Bhusaval. I spent most of my school through school and
College
(IIT-Madras) with my grandparents in Madras. Moved to the US in '91
ostensibly to explore the world. I did my MS in Mechanical Engg. from
Southern Illinois Univ, and then worked as a consultant with KPMG for a
couple of years. And then on a fateful day quit my job and decided to go

back to school to get an MBA (from the University of Chicago).

I love travel and everything that goes along with it. For example, there

was a time when I could tell which PTC (Madras) bus route had how many
buses, operated by which depot and tell the age of the vehicle by its
fleet
number. And I still have fond memories of the numerous overnight bus
trips
(which were decided a few hours before departure) between Madras and
Bangalore, Bangalore and Ooty, and Ooty and Madras.

And IR was my favorite mode of travel and luckily my family had the
travel
bug and we did not waste a single vacation. Recently though many of my
folks and close relatives have moved south and trips to random places
like
Sambalpur, Bhusaval etc have declined precipitously. After Bhusaval, my
folks lived in the Nilgiris for over 14 years (in Aruvankadu, for those
who
care) and, hence, my interest in NMR. They now live in Kerala where my
folks moved after retirement.

Along with some other members in this group, I share the opinion that
traveling in a WDM2 hauled train on IR is as good as it gets.

-Sridhar

From: Anand I.S. <>

Subject: WP Glory

Date: 09 Nov 1999 14:20:04 -0500


Hi pals,

Certainly WP is one of the most imposing and majestic loco. In my kiddy
days, I grew up alongside Bombay Ctl. stn. where at the ist. oppurtunity
I
used to go and see the trains. my favorites were the Flying Ranee and
the
Frontier Mail. Invariably the passenger trains were also hauled by the
mighty WPs. This was in the early sixties.

For sometime then early 70s perhaps, the WPs of the Flying Ranee,
sported a
magnificient livery+decoration.
The livery was BLUE with steel boiler bands and the smokebox in jet
black,
with yellow on the catwalk. Additionally the locos, also a pair of
SILVER
WINGs !! as smoke deflectors !!!!

This livery minus the wings/deflectors, were for sometime seen on the
then
Blue MOuntain (Nilagiri Exps now) exps between madras & Mettupalayam.
The
shade of the Blue was not very different.

An unforgettable trip hauled by a WP was in 1968, hauling my 11Dn.
Bombay-Madras exps.

It was about 3.30p.m. and we had just left Renigunta. Now after
renigunta there is a magnificient " S " curve, and that too on an
upgrade.
It started to drizzle as well and a dusky glow.

It truly was a magnificient site as well as an unforgettable sight !

The WP steamimg fast, the light rain, the dull glow, the smell ;

Today also because of the "S" curve, the sight is no LESS DIGNIFIED by
an
AC-Elec. with its pantos swaying !!!

Incidently this section has India's longerst stn. name :
SRIVENKATANARASIMHARAJUVARIPETA - ONE WORD. If not beaten by some other
stn,
today.

Also before the Bhusaval shed closed down a visit was made, solely for
the
WPs, and a good time was had going up & down the TRIANGLE.

The WPs had quite a lot of liveries;- green, brown-light, brown dark
blue, black with yellow smoke-box !. Of course, the BLUE livery was all
over;

Another fantastic run with the Wps was in 1973, witht the then Madras
JANATA, leaving Bombay in the mornings; it got converted to today"s
UDYAN.

Asuper run was made after Daund, and we came to gief at Phopheeluj, as
the
loco had a breakdown and a WDM-2 was called in to help.

Many more such WP memories, difficult to pen all.

Will list later some books of mine, which have fantastic WPs. One has
amazing photos of them all decked up, for a Black-Beauty contest !!!

Well bye for now.


anand i.s.

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Subject: subscribe

Date: 09 Nov 1999 20:43:27 -0500


Kindly enroll me as a member.
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anand.i.s.

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Subject: Who and Where R V ?

Date: 10 Nov 1999 00:57:23 -0500


Hi Gang,
Me, a software engg, working for an MNC who are into
enterprise-wide
application software. Thankful to this job as it has given me an
oppurtunity
to get to know the sweetest community in the world , THE INDIAN
RAILWAYS. I
too made quite a number of good friends and i am very happy about that.
Looking forward to meeting more IRFCA-ites. I reside in Hyderabad though
a
native of wonderful Chennai(SR capital). Iam just crazy about trins and
anything remotely linked to railways. Long live the rail community

regards,
anand

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