Category Archives: Railroad

Passage to India – The Toy Train

Darjeeling – the name conjures up so much. Tea surely comes to mind since it is the most famous of its products and sold all over the world. I’ve drunk my share of the tea since I’ve been here. It’s … Continue reading

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Passage to India – The Ooty Train, Part II

The 1st Class coach was the oldest in the three-car set but was placed at the head of the train. The Inspector must have taken pity on me, or smelled a railfan, and assigned me the seat in the very … Continue reading

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Passage to India – The Ooty Train, Part I

This is unashamedly for my railway friends, but you’re welcome to read it too. From the hot plains of Tamil Nadu to the “hills” the Ooty train rises to over 7000′ on a spectacularly built rack railway. Properly called the … Continue reading

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Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

I sometimes volunteer at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum. Here there is a very attractive museum and a fabulous restoration shop. Here are some of the cars awaiting their turn in the shop. This tank is from the Westside … Continue reading

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