BBC Documentary on Samjauhta Express

28 Apr

I only wish that both India and Pakistan could make this a pleasant journey. I dont think it is possible in my lifetime atleast. Given the current right wing government in India and absolute lack of sensitivity from Pakistan towards India’s core interests, I only see a bleak future in India-Pak ties.


Train Journeys in 2016

11 Sep

It was a great year for me this year.

My travels in 2016 were : Switzerland, Germany, US, France

My first trip in 2016 were travels in Switzerland – traveled in and around Zurich and mostly German part of Switzerland. Zurich – Thun, Zurich – Basel, Zurich – Munich, Munich – Dachau.

The second trip was in USA – Chicago to Williams by South West Chief. Williams to Grand Canyon and back to Williams by The Grand Canyon Express, Williams to Los Angeles by South West Chief.

Third Trip was back in Switzerland – Zurich – Thun, Zurich – Paris, Zurich – Wollerau.

I think I still have some more travel to do this year. Maybe will round it off by railfanning in India in November.

Travelled by train in US – The South West Chief – Chicago to Grand Canyon, then Grand Canyon Express and then continued by South West Chief to Los Angeles

(photos from my journeys to be uploaded soon)

My Indian Railways shunter work in progress

10 Apr

Stefan Bürki of Hermann Models is helping me convert a DB shunter to an Indian WDS4 shunter. 

Some pictures of the shunter – half way through the conversion 

 IR numbering and shed logo to be painted on the shunter to give it an authentic IR look.

Traveling by train in Switzerland

26 Mar

It is such a pleasure traveling by trains in Switzerland. The variety of rolling stocks, locos and the comfort of traveling makes it interesting and fun to take the trains and explore Switzerland.

Today I am going to Mount Titlis from Zurich. Took the IC to Lezern and the IR to Engleberg.

I am writing this sitting in the IR to Engleberg.

 Am on a similar train to Engleberg.

Some different rolling stock and locos which I came across today



Addition to my Collection

20 Nov

Recent acquisition of a German Tank Loco from Switzerland. Smooth running and awesomely cute loco.

Awesome Steam Loco event in Germany – 2014

11 Sep

This is a must watch for all steam lovers. Can’t get enough of it.

I wish I could have been there.

Visit to Modell Eisenbhan Klub Wil

15 May

An amazing trip to Wil to see the O scale layout of the Eisenbhan Klub at Wil, Switzerland.

Took down amazing photos and videos. For all to see and enjoy.