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
Size: 31 items

'Dark Horse' Mangalore - Madgaon 'Superfast' Passenger cruises over Kali river towards Madgaon with ERS WDM-2


I finally end my journey with Rani Chennamma, The Queen waits to depart Hubli with Imported UBL WDP-4 20006. The loco waits for sand to be filled on a cool and rainy night.


Shot of the complete Rajdhani, bound to Hazrath Nizamuddin at Kali bridge in Karwar, Karantaka.


Always excited to see a KJM Alco far from its home base. Seen here is a WDG-3A hauling a BCNA rake towards Madgaon at Kali bridge at dawn. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Ernakulam bound Duronto from Mumbai coasts over Kali river with Pune WDG-3A running 20 minutes behind Monsoon time-table (Syed Zohaibullah)


A BCNA freight snakes towards Karwar at dawn amidst cold showers. (Syed Zohaibullah)


The one and only! The north bound Trivandrum Rajdhani begins to erupt with Golden rock's WDP-3A over Kali bridge. The rain lessened a bit and the clouds thankfully cleared a little to have a glimpse of this view. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Not just late,but 'Latest Lateef'!! Konkan Railway's Slowest Superfast snakes into Kumta running almost 8 hours late towards Mangalore with Kalyan's WDG-3A with a robust horn. Late or cancelled or whatever.. I always love this train! (Syed Zohaibullah)


My tribute to the Indian Monsoon and the Railways! A BCNA Freight train led by Guntakal Alco and a Jumbo tread cautiously over Kali bridge in torrential rain that turned the place almost greyish black and a menacing river. (Syed Zohaibullah)


Although I missed the NZM Duronto, this Duronto bound to Ernakulam from LTT coasts over Kali bridge with a Kalyan WDG-3A early morning. (Syed Zohaibullah)


The Dark Horse - The real unsung star of Konkan Railway, the Mangalore - Madgaon Passenger on one of its trailblazing runs to Madgaon led by Ernakulam's Baldie at Sharavati "B" bridge. (Syed Zohaibullah)


South bound Dadar - Tirunelveli Weekly special trundles over Sharavati "B" bridge with Erode's WDM-3D after a delayed run due to Monsoon rains. (Syed Zohaibullah)


The WDG-4 treads away in torrential rain with a Ro-Ro rake exiting Honnavar tunnel over Sharavati River. The Monsoon has arrived in style. (Syed Zohaibullah)


An Alco from ERS hauls a BCNA rake on an overcast morning after a long spell of rain over Sharavati river to enter Honnavar tunnel (Syed Zohaibullah)


Ice blue Hubli WDG-4 hauls a BNCA rake over Honnavar "A" bridge heading towards Mavinkurva island in shower. bridge "B" takes a heavy pounding of rain. (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