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Posted on: Wednesday , Oct 15, 2008 At 07:55 AM

Indian Railways Goes To Srinagar

The train to Srinagar was one of the well covered events in the recent days. I was thrilled to see all those images in the front pages. It was a pleasure to see pictures of people smiling, posing through the windows of the train with joy and filling up the coaches with excitement and giggles.


India has a long heritage of mountain railways since the days of the British who connected Delhi with Shimla, and Darjeeling with New Jalpaiguri. Srinagar is a new feather in the crown. 


The train travels from Srinagar to Anantnag twice daily in what is said to be a very scenic route, letting people into views of locations in Kashmir that were earlier not seen from the road. The train looks plush, comes with heating to beat the weather and has a system to beat snow. I am looking forward to make this journey some day!


AFP has a few images of the train.

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By Uriah Heep| Posted on:20 Oct 2008

..visited the link for pics...and my! the locomotive looks to be a bullet proof one... !? .....I'd love to do the journey too..but in the loco, not the wagons ;)
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