Pune area

I had originally planned to visit the Shindawane Ghats near Pune with IRFCA legends Apurva and Lalam but unfortunately the plans fell apart due to unforeseen events so instead Apurva booked me to ride up and back the Bhor Ghats to. I departed down the Ghats on 11024 to Karjat where I alighted and met up with fellow IRFCA member Jayant Ramdasi before boarding 11025 back up the ghats to Lonvala where I had some time to photograph the lines of waiting bankers before departing to Pune on 11011 with a WDM3D leading the way. I grabbed a seat in the unreserved first coach and listened to the beautiful ALCO music as we rolled through the flatlands on the way to Pune. After relaxing in my room I met up with Apurva who accompanied me to the station to see me off on my 11077 Jehlum Express to Khandwa and my meter gauge adventure.

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Onboard 11011 behind a WDM3D

Date: 2016-07-16
Owner: Nikos Kavoori
Size: 5 items

11025/Bhusaval - Pune Express arrives at Karjat station behind 1997 built dual AC/DC WCAM3 21890. To the right a pair of older WAG-7 AC motors wait to push the train up the steep Bhor Ghats ahead. Karjat is only 30 miles from Mumbai and unfortunately the


My 11011/Mumbai LTT - Hazur Sahib Nanded (Weekly) Express arrives at Lonvala station behind a KYN WDM3D after traversing the steep Bhor Ghats. The train is being pushed by two WAG7 helpers like the pair seen to the left which will detach here and run ligh


5 Kaylan WAG-7's line up at Lonvala to depart down the west to shove the constant parade of trains up the Bhor Ghats.


Immaculate 27418 stands out from its grubby compatriots as it waits its turn to head back to Karjat


After a nonstop run from Lonvala 11356 rests in the cluttered confines of Pune Junction before leading 11011 on its long voyage to Hazur Sahib Nanded.