Romance On Rails

The name Nilambur is believed to have been derived from Nilimbapuram, which means the land of bamboo

The Green Tunnel in Nilambur
A train arriving at Vallapuzha station amidst of heavy downpour


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Romance On Rails – Kasara Ghat

Kamayani Express hauled by Itarsi (ET) WAP4 #22982 and KYN WAG7 Twins (Bankers) goes superbly from Thull Ghat, India:

Kamayani Express hauled by Itarsi (ET) WAP4 #22982 and KYN WAG7 Twins (Bankers) goes superbly from Thull Ghat, India. Kasara ghat

Karwar Station:


Bengaluru – Karwar Express arrives at Karwar Railway station (D P Satish)

Bengaluru - Karwar Express arrives at Karwar Railway station. D P Satish




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Romance On Rails – Dudhsagar Falls, India

This was featured earlier here in a single frame of a train passing thru against the backdrop of the falls. Thanks to Gul Advani, now a short video clip is available on the same. Enjoy the breath-taking scenario here:





Romance On Rails – Kerala

Cherukara railway station ,kerala Nilambur to shoranur line only one track


At Cherukara railway station on Nilambur to Shoranur line (single track).





Source: MyIndia

Too Clever By Half (डेढ होशियारी)!

The passenger train was ready to leave Indore for Bhilwara. It was 10-00 on a Friday night.

When Hoshiyar Singh Aadhi entered the compartment (railway coach) he found it so crowded there was no place to stand even.

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He was known in his circles for his ‘innovative’ approach in difficult situations.

‘Snake, snake, a black snake there, man, pull your feet away else…it’s right near that suitcase now…,’ Aadhi raised an alarm, swirling and pointing now here now there.

In no time passengers fled in panic like from a house on fire, carrying their bags and baggage.

Aadhi quickly climbed up to a vacant berth at the top, spread his sheet and made himself comfortable with feet stretched out. It had been a long day at work for him. Weary to the bones, he fell asleep immediately.

It was early morning when Aadhi woke up to the call of ‘chai, chai’. He looked around, smiled to himself finding he still had the whole compartment to himself.

The train had halted at some station. Getting down quickly, he called the chaiwala (tea vendor) rushing past him outside on the platform.

‘Are Bhai, kahan thak pahunch gaye hum?, Kaunsi station hai yeh’ (Where have we reached, hey brother? Which station is this?’)

‘Dekh lo, saheb, Indore hai, Indore.’ (‘Look for yourself, sir, it’s Indore.’)



‘Haan, saheb, ab utar jao. Yeh dibba kahin nahin jayega,. Isko yahin kaat diya gaya. Kal raat ko isme jo saap gusgayi thee na.’ (Yes, sir, get down now. This compartment is going nowhere. It has been disconnected right here. Yesterday a snake had got in, you know.’





Source:, images from Quora and IRFCA

Romance On Rails – Dudhsagar Falls, India

Uber Train for scale – Dughsagar falls, India.jpg



Romance On Rails