09 February 2015

Re-Discovered!!! An old turntable on Mumbai railway. Bandra yard

Complete set of pics of Bandra yard turntable on Mumbai railway.
-- Rajendra B. Aklekar, Mumbai (Bombay, India)

Sigh! Last set of diesel-hydraulic locos lined up for scrap!

Sigh! The last set of WDS-4 class diesel-hydraulic locomotives with vintage side-rods are lined up for scrap at Bandra in Mumbai last week. Only a few remain now. The first of the WDS-4 class engines was built in 1968 (numbered 19057 was named Indraprastha and had been homed at Shakurbasti shed, Delhi, for a long time. At Mumbai, they were lovingly called Pappu by the railway staff.

03 February 2015

Historic day! 90 years of electric Mumbai local

Historic day for railways today. A collage of images of the India's first electric train that ran on February 3, 1925 and an image taken in February 2015 at the same location. Sandhurst Road station. Harbour Line Mumbai Division, Central Railway.