Re: OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.
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I never saw the turntable used whilst I was in Darjeeling so perhaps the fishplates are semi-permanent?
I did the ride to Ghum too...
I shared an album with you from the Flickr app. Check it out:https://flic.kr/s/aHsmCfeHTA
Unfortunately the weather was not good.
The following day I left Darjeeling and travelled the full 55 miles of the railway by diesel. Those photos haven't been looked at yet...
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
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From: Kevin Sewell <kevinrsewell@...>
Date: 25/03/2019 00:52 (GMT+00:00)
To: LRRSA <LRRSA@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] OFF-TOPIC narrow gauge railway photographs.
Am I missing something in the photo of the turntable at Darjeeling?? It seems to be fishplated onto the lead. Surely they don't have to undo the fishplates to turn something? That would lose its novelty very quickly!!
Been there seen that, but in the days of filum, you had to be sparing of taking photos, so I didn't take a photo of the turntable. Did a trip from Darjeeling up to Ghum. Our driver/guide thought we were mad (in all probability so did my wife!!). Would love to do the whole length, however I suspect even for a train tragic it could get tedious. They certainly weren't single seats when we went in 1997, just those hard bench seats. Would have liked a better look at Batasia Loop, and would have liked to have been able to get off and take photos of the train circling, but train only paused and moved on. I was moderately young and fit - perhaps if I'd known it was approaching and the layout, I should have jumped off and bolted up the embankment to get some shots. If only ...
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