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Date: 08/19/19 21:32
A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen (India), Feb. 1982
Author: MartyBernard

While in India in Feb. 1982 I had a cab ride on the Deccan Queen, a morning passenger express into Bombay. I rode a big electric locomotive pulling maybe 15 cars. Big time railroading. The photos I took are in a two-part blog at:

PART 1 https://railfan44.blogspot.com/2019/08/cab-ride-in-deccan-queen-pune-to-mumbai.html

PART 2 https://railfan44.blogspot.com/2019/08/cab-ride-in-deccan-queen-pune-to-mumbai_2.html


Marty Bernard



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/22/19 20:24 by MartyBernard.




Date: 08/20/19 04:52
Re: A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen, Feb. 1982
Author: GPutz

Thanks, Marty, for the nice ride.  Gerry



Date: 08/20/19 07:19
Re: A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen, Feb. 1982
Author: King_Coal

Very interesting. India's railroads seem to burst with life. Raymond Loewy should have been hired as consultant on the feature locomotive, however! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 08/20/19 11:05
Re: A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen, Feb. 1982
Author: PHall

India's railways are an interesting lot. Designed and built by the British but the Indians have put their rather unique mark on them.



Date: 08/20/19 13:03
Re: A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen, Feb. 1982
Author: usmc1401

Atr the Indian ralways still using the buffer system for couplers or is a conversion planned.



Date: 08/20/19 20:54
Re: A Cab Ride on the Deccan Queen, Feb. 1982
Author: dwatry

Wow very cool series.  I rode from Mumbai to Pune and back in 2013 when my daughter was living in Pune and that is quite a ride!  The ascent of the Ghats is one of the more imprerssive mountain railroads anywhere. 



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