There was this Ahmedpur-Katwa line in Bengal. It seems it is also being converted to standard gauge.
There was this Ahmedpur-Katwa line in Bengal. It seems it is also being converted to standard gauge. There is a video in you tube and a facebook page for this line.
Pre-monsoon showers have put paid to the Central Railway (CR) plan of using an oil-fired steam locomotive to haul toy trains :mad: on the Neral-Matheran route by June 10.
There have been a few trial runs but running the engine commercially would not be possible due to the rains, CR sources said.
The locomotive would now be used for chartered trips in October, they said.
There was indeed and here is my trip report of that line from Jan 2010 http://www.indiamike.com/india/west-bengal-f32/round-bengal-with-a-narrow-gauge-train-t100668/ I know other Indiamikers have travelled on it too. Unfortunately it seems that all the NG lines in West Bengal are now closed.
I'm glad that you like the video my wife made of our train journey.
It was in 2010, just some weeks before the line was closed.