Hello from India

Railfan123 Dec 11, 2023

  1. Railfan123

    Railfan123 TrainBoard Member

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    Technically, I am not new since I have posted a few times on this site however, I don't think I have posted on this sub forum. I have loved riding on trains since I was a child and have been taking images since past half decade or so. However, I have mostly posted them on a India specific forum. This is my first time on an international rail forum. My original images were taken with a shitty camera and I didn't ever bother to do backups, hence, do not have in proper quality some really good images that I took over the years.

    However, I now have a better sense. I understand that not every image will suit this forum but I am sure there will be some enticing images from my country.
     
  2. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome. India has a fascinating rail heritage. Are they still building ALCOs under license?

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
     
  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Railfan123! Have enjoyed the images you have posted so far and look forward to seeing many more.
     
  4. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Looking forward to your participation here at Trainboard.
     
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    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! Ahh, India, home of interesting railroading.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We don't get to see enough images from outside of North America. I always want to see what is happening elsewhere, (past & present), and constantly wish for more. So please post, regardless of quality or subject matter. As long as it's railroad hobby related, it's solid gold.
     
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  7. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome, enjoy your stay! Post any images of your layout and trains. Doesn't matter the year or the quality :) Not everyone had a digital camera built into a cell phone years ago. Imagine that :)
     
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  8. Railfan123

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    In 2016, I guess, my smartphone bit the dust and I didn't have one for the summer. What I did have was a shitty handycam. I uploaded the images to a forum but deleted the originals assuming it was done. But now that I look back on it, there were a few good ones in it. Photography doesn't always have to be about who has the best camera, sometimes, it also depends on who holds the said camera.
     
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    Are you referring to these primarily diesel based locomotives, categorically called under WDM series here? They are still in action on some non electrified routes,but slowly but steadily, are being phased out. Mostly diesel locos are only seen as shunt locos at big stations now.

    I still remember the chugging of the diesel locos as they slowly accelerated with a great view from the train windows [ no damn electric poles then ].
     
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    Here, have a steam loco image of Palace on Wheels [a luxury train] leaving Delhi Cantt station in 1994. The image is public available on IRFCA and obviously, not from me. The next image is a wandering diesel loco at the same station but in 2023. I took it couple of months before. Notice the difference in electrification.
    Palace on wheels 2.jpg delhi.jpeg
     
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  11. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    Yes. The design evolved a lot to serve Indian needs, but it originated in a town called Schenectady, NY. India produced them under license long after the company that invented them went broke and shut down (so did Montreal Locomotive Works in Canada, by the way).
     
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