1. Curving through Raigarh - Howrah-Mumbai Duronto (Aug. 10, 2011)

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    We slowed down on our approach to Raigarh. After crossing the Kelo river, we negotiated a rather sharp curve - this gave me another opportunity to examine the loco and rake. For some inexplicable…

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    • Crossing the Kalinga Utkal Exp. at Hemagiri - Howrah-Mumbai Duronto (Aug. 10, 2011)

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      Just as we were passing Hemagiri station, we had a surprise encounter with the late-running Kalinga Utkal Exp. After that, we crossed the Kanika coal siding and then entered a forest area.

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      • Salt Evaporation Ponds - Saurashtra Mail (Aug. 1995)

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        Video shows the following: interior of our First Class coach; smoking ALCO at a curve; semaphore signals; salt evaporation ponds; arrival at Bhatiya.

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        • High-Speed Honking - Bokaro Shatabdi Footplate (Dec. 2000)

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          After Belmuri, the driver notched-up to make-up time for late running. After passing Sibaichandi and Hajigarh, we thundered through Gurap, crossing a diesel-hauled 16 coach train in the process.…

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          • 130 kmph Blast - Bokaro Shatabdi Footplate (Dec. 2000)

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            After clearing the suburbs and the morning fog, we were in sustained high-speed run mode with the speedometer needle hovering near the 130 mark.

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            • Coal Loading near Brajrajnagar - Howrah-Mumbai Duronto (Aug. 10, 2011)

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              I was amazed to see Brajrajnagar packed with freights. And one of these was stationed on the Up through line, necessitating our train's diversion through the platform line. Soon after, we crossed…

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              • Rushing through Belpahar - Howrah-Mumbai Duronto (Aug. 10, 2011)

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                Fortunately, there was no train blocking us at Belpahar and we gleefully zoomed past the station at MPS. Belpahar is surrounded by many coal mines. Some important industries near it are the Ib Thermal…

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                • Passing through Sewagram and Crossing GT Exp. - 2621 Tamilnadu Exp. (Dec. 2000)

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                  After straightening out from the massive curve, we were switched onto a loop line at Sewagram, since a WAG7-headed BOXN load was occupying the through line. Ten minutes later, the GT Exp. thundered…

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                  • Crossing THE Mumbai Rajdhani at Vadodara - 19707 Aravali Exp. (Aug. 16, 2011)

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                    This was definitely the catch of the night - THE KING changing locomotives at Vadodara. It was bang on time! Our departure towards Ahmadabad coincided with the WAP7 moving out in order to make way…

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                    • Halting at Dwarka - Saurashtra Mail (Aug. 1995)

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                      The first halt of our trip! As the train left the station, I had a chance to capture the famous Krishna temple that we have visited a few days before this journey.

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