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The domain owner, authors, compilers, editors, and maintainers of material on this web site and the administrators of this web site shall not be liable for any loss, inconvenience, or damage, including direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from use, failure to use, or inability to use the materials and information presented on this site for any purpose, under breach of warranty or any other legal theory.


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No Official Status

This web site ( is a privately maintained site and does not have any official connection or affiliation whatsoever to Indian Railways and related organizations, or to the Government of India, nor is it endorsed or supported by any of them in any way. Opinions expressed on this web site are solely the personal opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official views of the Indian Railways or any other related organization.

No Liability

This web site ( is a privately maintained site intended for the benefit of all those who are interested in learning about the railways of India and made available with the hope of raising awareness of India's railway heritage, to provide information for railfans or enthusiasts of Indian railways, and a platform for them to exchange views.

Opinions expressed by individuals on this web site (in documents or articles, or in any web pages, in the gallery, or in the discussion forums) are their own.

It should be understood that railfanning is a hobby that inherently carries some risks, especially if adequate safety precautions are not taken. The domain owner and maintainers of this web site do not encourage or condone any illegal or dangerous activity by any person or persons in the pursuit of the railfanning hobby, regardless of whether such persons are in associated in any way with this web site (such as, for instance, by having contributed material to this web site). The domain owner and maintainers of this web site urge everyone to use abundant caution and prudence when in the vicinity of trains or railway lines, and also urge everyone to follow all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, whether on railway property or not.

The domain owner and maintainers of this web site do not accept responsibility for, and explicitly disclaim all liability for any illegal or dangerous acts carried out by any person or persons in the pursuit of any railfanning or related activity.

Membership of the gallery or discussion forums, or any other form of interaction with the web site is at the discretion of the domain owner and maintainers of the web site. The domain owner and maintainers may deny membership to anyone, or revoke membership of an existing member, or delete all of anyone's submitted material, at their sole discretion, without assigning any reason whatsoever.

Other Organizations and Events

This web site ( has no official connection or affiliation to local groups, organizations, fan clubs, registered societies, corporations, events, meetings, conferences, or any other gatherings or groups or entities set up and organized by any of the IRFCA forum members or any other persons affiliated with this web site in any way, in any location in India, the USA, or elsewhere. This web site is privately and independently run and has no administrative, financial, or legal connection to any such organizations or events anywhere. The domain owner and maintainers of this web site do not accept any liability or responsibility for the acts of the members of such organizations or entities or participants in such events, and further do not accept any liability for financial or contractual obligations incurred by anyone associated with such organizations or events.


We do not require any personally identifiable information for browsing most parts of the web site. Registration is required for some portions of the web site, including but not limited to the gallery and the discussion forums. We only require a valid e-mail address to be provided for such registration and also for accepting any submissions of material (documents, images, etc.) for our web site. Your e-mail address will be used for communication regarding your gallery or forum membership, or regarding material you have submitted. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information with organizations or corporations that intend to use the information for marketing purposes. However, we will, on occasion and at our discretion, share your e-mail address with individuals who in our opinion are attempting to get in touch with you regarding a matter of bonafide railfanning relevance. Examples include requests for permission to use your photographs in some other publication, or someone wanting to contact you regarding something you have described in an article on our site.

We use cookies on portions of our web site to personalize your experience on the web site (e.g., to maintain login status for the gallery or discussion forums or various applications on the web site).

By contributing material for our web site (including but not limited to the gallery, articles and documents sections), posting on the discussion forums, or otherwise contributing any material of any kind to use on our web site, you agree that you understand the material may be accessible to the general public, and may be indexed and cataloged by search engines and other information aggregators and may thereby be made available in other forms on other web sites.

The intended audience of this web site is persons who are of legal age to engage in electronic interaction and to submit their e-mail address when signing up, and to understand and to agree to these legal terms and other terms and conditions for membership in the gallery or discussion forum, in the jurisdictions where they are located.