Here is a picture of a complex loop for DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway). A train I have had the pleasure of riding a number of occasions. The trip on steam is amazing and lots of fun.
From Burma a classic old time loop to cover hills. This one by all accounts still operates with old steam locomotives.
Here are a couple of locomotives I own, these were never used in India, but I just like to collect them as they are so unusual.
I have been searching for an HO scale model of the hand pushed inspection Trolly from the 1970's. If anybody knows where one is available please let me know. Here is a picture of one.
Here are some stock pictures of the three Beyer Garratt locomotives I own.
I have three Beyer Garratt locomotives, and I was always fascinated with the Garratt's. I saw one in Rourkela (Orissa) When my dad was deployed at the steel plant there. Here is a picture of one.
A scan from a book I own: Indian Locomotives Part 4 - 1941 - 1990 By Howard Hughes.
This is the first streamlined locomotive in India and is preserved. Scan from the book is not the best, but It is a fantastic looking locomotive.
Folks interested in learning about steam locomotives should definitely visit this site. It is a gem. Below is a rendering from the site.
I have a few old style DMU's. This particular one is from Australia. In India these were used in the past on some branch lines. This has DCC With sound Id: 1000
I recently acquired a new 48 Class Mk1 NSWGR locomotive. This has added DCC and sound. Except for a few small differences it is just like a WDM2. Needs to be redecorated in IR colors. ID: 4803
This is a US ALCO C420, looks like a larger WDM2. I will convert it o one someday.
Two of my WP's parked on the service track near the Bombay Shed.
Here is a consist (Double headed) shunt to a goods train and then start. Both locos are controlled with one DCC address in a consist, enjoy
The video below shows my ALCO WDM2 clone starting from Delhi with a goods train. Notice the typical ALCO sound near the end of recording
I have always been fascinated by the various designs of Signal Cabins on Indian Railway. Those from the old Interlocking systems with large hand operated levers. These have all now been modernized. Here is one from the period I am referring to. They came in all shapes and designs. Most of them still exist today, although converted .
I am of Indian descent and moved to the USA in Mid 1970's. Model Railroads and Model Remote Controlled Aircraft are my two hobbies both of which I have been pursuing since my childhood in India.