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The Best of Indian Railways January 20, 2008

Posted by Arun Rajagopal in India, Indian Railways, Travel.
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Here are 2 mash-ups of my rail-fanning adventures across India in 2006 & 2007.


  • Mangalore bound Parasuram Express bleating its horn at Valapattanam
  • Speeding through a Mumbai local station
  • Trainspotting at Varanasi
  • Konkan Jan Shatabdi at Divankhavati
  • Overtaking a MG train at Kollam outer
  • WCAM/WAG banker freight action on the ghats at Igatpuri
  • Mumbai bound Ratnagiri Superfast Express entering Jalgaon
  • Cucumber seller at Jalgaon
  • High-speed rail action / crossings in the Kollam-Kayankulam stretch and Kannur
  • Footplating on the WAP4
  • RORO train on Konkan Railways
  • Double-headed WDM2 freight action after Madgaon
  • Friendly railway staff on Konkan Railway
  • Kerala Express spotted at Aluva and Kollam outer

The background score in this video is from Androsphynx & TechnoDaftpunk, but I have also preserved the original sound from the clipss so that you can hear the train beats and the loco horns.

The background score of this video is a song from the Tamil movie Aran. No train beats, just rail action!

Hope you enjoy them!



1. Hugh Penri-Williams - April 7, 2008

Thank you very much, Arun, for letting me enjoy several wonderful minutes of your rail journeys, something I normally never do without during my frequent visits to India except last two in Nov 07 & Jan 08 which were just too short (only 2 days each) for any railfanning so I’m suffering from withdrawal symptoms! Best wishes from Paris, Hugh.

2. Arun Rajagopal - April 7, 2008

Thank you Hugh. It’s great to meet an Indian Railways fan from Paris. Probably in your next trip to India, we can go on a joint rail-fanning trip? Take care, Arun.

3. Saqib karori - April 8, 2008

Arun – Great videos. Thanks for sharing.

4. Nuwan kannangara - October 29, 2008

Hai Arun,
I saw a lovely clip on Indian railways this morning on on Computer(its by you).Iam also a lover on trains.Can you please send me an email.My name is Nuwan from Sri Lanka.(nuneka20@zeynet.com).
Nuwan(Sri Lanka)

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