WAP5 Bhopal Shatabdi Cutest Indian Train

I dedicate the 500th upload to India’s Fastest and Undisputed King – Bhopal Shatabdi. Bhopal Shatabdi was late by almost 3 hours for second consecutive day. This clip was an emotional one for me. I started waiting at Lalitpur outer around noon and later realized it was late. I waited and waited in the hot afternoon sun thirsty, completely exhausted and badly tanned !!! One smiling official came and asked me where I wanna go? I replied – no where and that I am waiting to capture the King. He just went away smiling. But when the King emerged from the curve with that lovely horn, I was almost in joyful tears, all my lost energy rebounded and I was refreshed again !!! WAP5 India’s Fastest and Undisputed King 12002 New Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi honks and snakes past Lalitpur. P5 GZB 30024. Lalitpur MPS – 115 km/hr. Bhopal Shatabdi connects New Delhi and Bhopal, covering a distance of 703 km in about 8 hrs, and 5 halts. Belongs to Northern Railway. BhopalShatabdi is fully air conditioned and the fastest train in India. The train commenced service in 1988 and was the first Shatabdi train to be introduced. The train touches a top speed of 150 km/h on the 195 km Delhi-Agra stretch, which is the fastest for a train in India. The first Shatabdi Express was flagged off between Gwalior and Delhi on 14th November 1988, which was later extended to Jhansi and later on extended to Bhopal. Fridays, used to run with old ICF rake. From 20th May 2011, LHB rake on Fridays too. New Delhi Agra AC
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Indian Railways sight and sound spectacular

This video is a compilation of short pieces taken (with permission ) from the channels of four Indian Railway videographers. I find the Indian Railways fascinating to watch and enjoy the videos coming out of the country. It was that which prompted me to put this piece together for others to enjoy and perhaps share the amazing scenes that one sees there. There’s not too many places in the railway world that you can still hear the steady chug of an ALCO , a modern EMD or the whine of a big electric all in the same place. India has got the lot. The work is compiled in no particular order of merit or favourites but simply as it was taken down from Youtube. It has been “bordered” because it was a mix of standard definition at 480p and high definition at 720p. It was edited to fit together neatly and to retain as much quality as possible for rendering at HD 720p. Some small amounts of tweaking were done to enhance contrast and exposure but it is basically as shot. Considerable tweaking was done to provide stereo sound effects. The work comes from the following Youtube channels :- www.youtube.com www.youtube.com www.youtube.com www.youtube.com I thank the guys for letting me use their work to put this together.

What is the power rating of Diesel engines (WDM2 & 1) and electric engines of trains of Indian Railways?

Question by San EKM: What is the power rating of Diesel engines (WDM2 & 1) and electric engines of trains of Indian Railways?
Do diesel engines employ 2 stroke engines? With forced induction? Pl give details.

Best answer:

Answer by pingraham@sbcglobal.net
There’s some information and links on the WDM-2 here:
There’s a lot of good information at the Indian Railways Fan Club site:
In the Table of Contents, go to Locomotives, then Notes on selected classes. You’ll find data and photos there.
If you can find copies of Jane’s World Railways (major libraries may have these), that come out annualy since the late 1940s, you’ll find technical details there for locomotives around the world.

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Charles Ro Supply Co, “America’s Largest Train Store”: Old dime / cigar store Indian

Charles Ro Supply Co, “America’s Largest Train Store”: Old dime / cigar store Indian

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Charles Ro Supply Co, "America’s Largest Train Store". Pasting from Wikipedia:

Charles Ro Supply Company
USA Trains started out as part of Charles Ro Supply Company, the biggest train store, as well as America’s largest Lionel dealer. USA Trains is a family-run business, started by father and son Charles Ro senior and junior.

Charles Ro Supply Company was established in and it started out as a beauty shop business of 4 salons with sixty hairdressers but moved into the hobby business when Charles Ro, Sr. began selling used Lionel trains at one of the storefronts in Everett, Massachusetts. In 1972 Ro started purchasing directly from Lionel to sell them mail-order. By 1980, Ro had completed Lionel’s first million dollar order. Also at this time, the company moved to a new location in Malden, Massachusetts into an old supermarket building. [4]

Garden trains
In 1982, Lionel moved production to Mexico, not producing model trains for 9 months. To make up for this, Ro began selling German-made large-scale model trains that were suitable for outdoor use. Realizing their popularity, Ro began making his own large scale model trains under the name Charles Ro Manufacturing Company. In 1989, business was moved into a new building, it’s current location, in Malden, Massachusetts with 3 storeys and over 50,000 square feet of area. Until 1995, when manufactuuring was moved offshore, USA Trains were manufactured at this new location which also served as the store.


In 1998, the GP 7/9 locomotive won Model Railroader‘s Reader’s Choice Award
The Ultimate Series line introduced in 1999 won four Reader’s Choice Awards
In 2003 , USA Train’s Jle Hudson won the 2003 Reader’s Choice Award
USA Trains claims to have the world’s largest selection of G scale rolling stock