Lost Stories

Only images survived. The captions wherever are my best guesses.







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


Source: travel.manoramaonline.com, facebook.com/ 147326999366262/photos/pcb.255283905237237/255283108570650/

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




Source: net








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.

Rail Quora

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: santabanta.com, images from Quora and IRFCA

Romance On Rails – Dudhsagar Falls, India

Uber Train for scale – Dughsagar falls, India.jpg



Romance On Rails












Imp Peccable Service!

Amtrak commons.wikimedia.org

“Excuse me sir,” said the man to one of the stewards on an Amtrak train, “I always get nauseous when I go on trains, so I am going to take a heavy sleeping pill, but please do whatever you can to make sure I get off when it stops in Baltimore. I really don’t want to miss my great aunt’s funeral.”

“Sure thing!” said the steward happily, “we’ll make you sure you get off!”

Six hours later the train stopped in Washington D.C. and the man jumped out of his seat in a panic, “WHAT THE HECK! I ASKED YOU TO WAKE ME UP IN BALTIMORE!”


“Oh boy! He looks mad!” Remarked the fellow behind him to his wife.

“Not half as mad as that other guy they carried off back in Baltimore.” She whispered back.

Credit: greatcleanjokes.com, commons.wikimedia.org and alsanda.wordpress.com
Disclaimer: This is a purely fictional piece.

When You’re Put Down In Life…


A man travelling on a train was getting ready to de-board at Victoria.

The hurly-burly ticket-collector saw him near the door and said:

‘This train doesn’t stop at Victoria, Sir, it’s an express.”

‘Oh, my, I NEED to get off at Victoria!’

‘Sorry, Sir. There’s no stop at Victoria.

‘There must be something you can do.’

‘Well there is one thing …’

‘What? Anything! I need to get off!”

‘Well, I’ll get the driver to slow down and I’ll dangle you out the door and lower you onto the platform.’

‘Will that work?’

‘It’s worth a try, if you’re up to it.’

The train approached the platform at 50 mph. The ticket-collector held the man in mid-air out the door. The man started running! The man was running in mid-air.

‘Run faster! Run faster!’ cried the ticket-collector as he lowered the man down.

The man’s feet touched the platform! Smoke flew of his shoes and his heel came off. The man was running for his life!

The ticket-collector finally let go. The man was running at 30 mph!

He had made it! He began to slow down. He was still running at 20 mph alongside the train as the other passengers watched in amazement and burst into applause.

As the last carriage passed by, he heard a voice say, ‘You’re lucky I was around here! Don’t you know this train doesn’t stop at Victoria!’ as a hand grabbed the man by the shirt collar and hoisted him back onto the train.

…There’s Always A Helping Hand To Lift You Up.


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