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The first Steam trial run of ZB 66 Loco was set to commence from Pathankot station to Jogindarnagar station, the famous Kangra Valley Line on Tuesday 07 march 2017 has failed. This news has been shared by a local newspaper "Dainik Bhaskar" in Pathankot. On the contrary few other local newspapaers have published that the trial run has gone successful but no official confirmation whether the locomotive could reach Jogindarnagar is shared by the Railways. According to one of the local newspaper "Punjab kesri - Himachal" The Railway staff from various divisions had gathered in Pathankot for the Trial of the ZB 66. On Tuesday, they installed the Steam injector and did various tests with it and checked for the steam formation and even ran the engine for a short distance within the premises with coaches attached. Naming list of Four Loco drivers has been prepared and were told to be...
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Scott Jesser write about his visit to Sambhar Lake on 8th and 9th April 2014, the pictures below are courtesy of Sumit Sharma/Real India Journeys who made the arrangements for the trip. Following this visit, the party went further to Tipong colliery in the North Eastern state of Assam. After Sambhar, we took off to Tipong. The colliery is still not producing coal but as can be seen, the railway is very much alive and some spoil is being removed. David is available to do some shunting to order. ...
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Scott Jesser write about his visit to Sambhar Lake on 8th and 9th April 2014, the pictures below are courtesy of Sumit Sharma/Real India Journeys who made the arrangements for the trip. Following this visit, the party went to Tipong. Sambhar Salts Limited, owned by the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, operates an industrial railway system on Sambhar Lake, 60 kilometres west of Jaipur. Salt is harvested on the lake and moved by rail between March and June on 610mm (2' 0") and metre gauge systems to the salt works, located at the south-western edge of Sambhar Lake town, beside the 5'6" gauge Indian Railways route from Jaipur to Jodhpur. The Sambhar Salts rail system looks like a capital "E" on its side, with the lower line (running along the southern edge of the lake) and the two outer uprights metre gauge, while the centre upright is 610mm...
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  Trams have been Calcutta's age-old tradition. The first tram rolled out on the tracks way back in February 28, 1873. A horse tram system opened in January 1881, after a premature experiment in 1873, and a steam tramway line in 1882. Electric trams began running on March 27,1902 and by 1921 there were 56 km of track and 512 cars in service. Kolkata tram had come a long way and its wheels still continue to pave its way. Having nurtured the rich heritage of this city, Kolkata Tramway has itself turned into a unique heritage of its own. Kolkata is the only Indian city where trams still ply. It is a comfortable way of travelling. It is a leisurely way of seeing certain historic parts of the city, particularly Kolkata and Sutanuti, two of the earliest three villages viz. Kolkata (presently the BBD Bagh or Dalhousie Square), Sutanuti (the native...
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