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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Indian Hill Railways

I have been watching the series on BBC i Player about the Indian hill railways, its been a fantastic series so far and I am looking forward to the third and final part next week. The dedication and enthusiasm of the railway workers and the indian people sums up all what I love about India the country and its people.

At times the whole thing looks a bit frightening, with the track and rolling stock having seen better days, but it goes on day after day and if a new part is needed they make it!

Being over a 100 years old and due to the nature of the terrain the bridges and tunnels are in constant need of a repair, and now the 3 mountain railways in India are classed as world heritage sites.