Jaipur to Purna on the Meenakshi Express

Images from a trip on the MG Meenakshi Express from Jaipur to Purna - Shanx, Sanyog & Vivek

Date: 2006-09-11
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Size: 52 items (60 items total)

Ghosts of Neemuch! Three rusting YGs from Mhow parked at a siding tell tales of the glorious era of Steam traction


One of the locos is YG #4379 from Mhow. Note the POH schedule displayed on the side of the driving cab.


Dawn at Mhow! The Meenakshi has a 30 minute halt here as 7 coaches are cut-off. We had some excellent "poha" and tea here.


A view of the Mhow station and sidings. The seven coaches which have been cut-off from the Meenakshi Express can be seen in the centre of the picture.


A condemned composite First Class - Second Class coach is parked in a siding. Mhow.


Heavenly Patalpani! The Meenakshi waits for the starter signal to descend one of the most spectacular ghat sections on IR


We begin our descent. The gradient can be clearly seen here. Look at the beauty of the surroundings!


The spectacular Patalpani waterfall which feeds the Choral river. The river can also be seen at the bottom right of the picture.


How green is my valley? The Choral river flows through some dense fog covered hills.


The sun finally manages to break free of the lush green hills. The dense fog has begun to lift


The Meenakshi Express stops at an ultra spectacular curve just before a tunnel.


After descending around 300 metres from Patalpani, the Meenakshi takes a breather at Kalakund. The YDM4 in the centre of the pic is waiting to bank a train up the ghats.


Rails built by Barrow Steel in the year 1896 for the BB&CI Railway at Muktiara Balwada


Approaching the Narmada river at top speed.


Crossing the Narmada. Note the old stone road bridge and a newer concrete bridge in the background.

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Simply superb! Albums like these make me feel sad to see signs of MG going away soon.
Posted by Gautam on 2006 Sep 12 20:50:50 +0100
Hi Vivek, Shanx and Co., Great album. Thanks for taking time to travel and photograph the entire stretch.
Posted by Jimmy Jose on 2006 Sep 11 23:23:15 +0100
Thanks for the excellent album. Beautiful Work!
Posted by Saurab Basu on 2006 Sep 11 22:29:13 +0100