The International Steam Pages
Notes - India, Round 2
Terry Case writes about his travels for steam. Further tales will follow from time to time covering more of Australia, India, South Africa, Indonesia and Pakistan.
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I travelled to Daund on 30th November 1984. Whilst most trains to Pune were diesel hauled, steam still predominated on passenger trains to Kurduvadi (and on to Raichur) as well as to Manmad. WGs to be seen including 9956 (CLW 1962) which was in passenger livery and in excellent condition. It sauntered out to Manmad with a 9 coach load. 2 others were coupled back to back to act as hump yard pilot, they were being exchanged with the pair that had been on duty overnight. Others worked as station pilot and on passenger workings but I had come to see the ng train which had its own station.
Outside the bg shed, two ng engines ZE 92 (Han 1931) and ZE 102 (Han 1931) could be seen dumped, without wheels or tenders. Inside the shed ZE 101 (Han 1931) seemed complete, all were ex-Kurduvadi.
ZE 51 disguised by foliage is ready for driver Dauziís retirement run from Daund
With detonators exploding driver Dauzi leaves with a bang! Note the two guys on the front buffer, behind the foliage, they added to the noise throwing fire crackers.
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