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1 hour ago, Nick Jones said:

Chasing cows off the line..... and old white guys with cameras :tongue:

That's true plus putting sand on line by hand!

You can see how the coal gets down in this photo

How about ordering Springs off these people?

On the last video we all got showered by hot coals and Sandi had them down her shirt(I offered to get them out!)

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2 hours ago, rogerguzzi said:

On the last video we all got showered by hot coals and Sandi had them down her shirt(I offered to get them out!)

I was wondering...…. All is explained, including the sound of a slap :P

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Hello All

                A few photos from Kolkata (Memsahibs camera)

what is the squirrel?

I fancy a Tuc Tuc to go to the local club!

The narrow railway used to run through the left arch of the Coronation Bridge

Roger and the Memsahib

ps I hope this pop virus has gone by next year so we car finish the tour as it was as the title of the tours says Magic

 

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Thank you very much for sharing these pics and Videos from another world. Amazing seeing the old machines working hard.

Cheers

Martin

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Roger, when you get home, look for a programme on BBC4, "Harry Birrel presents..."

Mr.Birrel was a lifelong fan of making cine-films.    He went into the Army on the outbreak of WW2, taking his film camera with him and seems to have been able to 'wangle' film stock all the way through his career, in India, the Ghurkas and Burma.   He left some 400 tins of film, and a detailed diary, that his family have mde into this programme, which features some footage of the Dargheeling Highland Railway in the '40s!   Doesn't look much different to what you have shown us!

See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gk9j/harry-birrell-presents-films-of-love-and-war

John

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Hello John

                  We are home and thanks' for that link and one of our tour group has said the same.

We will look later

Roger 

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Hello All

                We watched that film last night the Memsahib had recorded it before we went to India

Strange to think we may have been pulled by the same Locomotive!

I will keep putting up random photos to keep your Peckers up!

Roger

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Some great pics..... again.  Love the random monkeys...... just sat in a busy street or sat on the head of a statue eating a flower pointedly ignoring the dog.....

 

PS. Last time I saw a UK airport that empty it was 3 am at Gatwick and I'd just got in from Baku......

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Hello Nick

                 These 2 Delhi I think and others may have been Dubai?

Plus the usual lump hammer adjustments

Roger

 

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So are lump-hammer... err, adjustments made trackside following a failure to proceed? Looks a bit like it!

Hardly surprising as the locomotives must be well into 3 figure ages and will have been used hard with minimal love for most of that time

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Hello Nick

                   The Locomotive used the first day stopped several times for the usual adjustment 

Plus on part of the second time we had to walk up the incline as the poor little Locomotive could not pull us all(I felt sorry for the Locomotive!)

The second Locomotive used on the second day flew up similar inclines.

It is a good job they were built in the Scotland all those years ago!

Roger

 

 

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Hello All

               I for got to say the first Locomotive was built in 1899 !!!!!!!

The second one was all most new! 1928

So 131 and 98 years old !!!!!

Roger

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