Konkan Monsoon Delight

A collection of Railway scenes from a short but eventful trip to the famed Konkan Railway adjacent to the world renowned Western ghats. The visit was done in the Monsoon to showcase the glorious feat of an engineering marvel in rough terrain and weather. Getting drenched and bitten by leeches is a different pleasure which only adds to the ultimate pleasure of the final results scene here. I planned this trip over two days scampering back and forth between the principal locations of Honnavar, Kumta and Karwar. I'm glad to showcase Karwar since it's one of the places that I hold dearly. Kudos to Indian Railways and the Konkan Railway.

Date: 2013-06-30
Owner: Gallery Administrator
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Hazrath Nizamuddin bound Trivandrum Rajdhani led by Golden Rock's WDP-3A glides over Kali river at Karwar running an hour late already. (Syed Zohaibullah)


A BCNA freight train passes over Sharavati river B bridge led by ERS WDM-3A (Syed Zohaibullah)


The monsoon Sunset paints a pinkish hue as the late running South bound Trivandrum Rajdhani whizzes past Kumta on the mainline. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Blown-up cab WDP-4 20099 "Kothi" blazes past Kumta station in rain with Marusagar Exp almost running over an old man by a whisker who was oblivious to something called speedin trains, precariously crossing the tracks.The Old man was blown over o


This is best train I have ever travelled in- Madgaon - Mangalore Passenger. The fastest passenger train in India, runs consistently with an excess of 100 kmph with very little slack time. With heavy rains lashing throughout the Karnataka coast, it maintai


Dadar - Tirunelveli weekly special emerges out of Mavinkurva peninsula to enter Sharavati 'B' bridge running 4 hours late towards Bhatkal. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Veraval - Trivandrum Express rumbles onto Mavinkurva Peninsula after exiting Honnavar tunnel led by Ernakulam's rebuilt Alco on a wet afternoon. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Ernakulam - Okha express thunders across Sharavati bridge led by ERS Alco twins on a rainy day. The river has turned reddish brown due to erosion and silting of the Red laterite soil during Monsoon which is abundant in the Western Ghats. (Syed Zohaibullah


Matsyagandha Express bound to Lokmanya Tilak (Mumbai) departs Kumta with Golden Rock's WDG-4 on a cool wet evening. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Karwar - Yesvantpur Express departs Kumta with Erode's WDM-3D running almost two hours behind schedule. (Syed Zohaibullah)


A WDG-4 leads a Roll on- Roll off service rake with Trucks passing Kumta towards Bhatkal just before it began to shower incessantly. (Syed Zohaibullah)


A WDG-4 leads a Ro-Ro rake in the rain-fed areas of the Konkan at the Sharavati delta. The river is beginning to come in spate in the early hours of morning.


First view of Verval - Trivandrum express led by ERS rebuilt at Honnavar. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Ernakulam - Okha Express thunders across Honnavar 'A' bridge to enter Honnavar tunnel on a wet morning led by Ernakulam's rebuilt Alco. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Hazrath Nizamuddin bound TVC Rajdhani begins to notch up over Sharavati 'A' bridge to enter Honnavar tunnel on a wet monsoon day led by Golden Rock's evergreen WDP-3A. (Syed Zohaibullah)

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Wow !! Each photo in this album is a treat. Kudos to your efforts
Posted by Sunil Shukla on 2013 Jul 14 08:20:08 +0100
Great album. It was worth taking risks to get such great shots.
Posted by Arzan Kotval on 2013 Jul 14 03:54:53 +0100
What a brilliant collection of images! Hats off to your efforts and bravado in bearing the monsoon fury to capture these wonderful pictures. Superb effort!
Posted by Pawan Koppa on 2013 Jul 10 07:34:41 +0100