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Tracks

The tracks on the left were broad gauge since the very beginning. The solitary track to the right (branching off to a rural district) used to be a narrow gauge but this section too has now been changed to the same as the mainline.

Tracks

The tracks on the left were broad gauge since the very beginning. The solitary track to the right (branching off to a rural district) used to be a narrow gauge but this section too has now been changed to the same as the mainline.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Aug 2014, 00:10
They certainly look in better repair than is typical in Thailand, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Perhaps Ray, but there is still room for a lot of improvement.
I'm learning....
Ayush Basu: Then there is hope yet the SC community will turn you, Elizabeth grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Aug 2014, 05:43
There are people walking perilously close to the tracks, presumably this is a common occurrence
Ayush Basu: There seem to be residential areas on both sides of the tracks and I suppose people could not be bothered to walk to the pedestrian over-bridge from where I took this shot.
this is a great shot down the tracks Ayush... this is a timeless shot... with the dirt tracks crisscrossing them here and there... good stuff....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you Peter, these tracks see regular use and thus are quite well formed out.
I assume we call that progress, Ayush? Besides, I love the vanishing-point perspective.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Ginnie. I suppose the mainline (broad gauge) is better suited in terms of equipment and capacity to connect people and materials, so in that sense there has been progress.
I like the vanishing point,Ayush......
Ayush Basu: Thank you Frank. Actually you can make out a small-ish flyover in the distance
They all converge, whatever the path. What caught my eye was the dirt crossing.
Ayush Basu: Thanks Michael, those paths are well used.
Interesting to see pictures of the Indian railways Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Pleased to hear that. Thank you Bill
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:12
You can get up a bit of speed on this straight track I should imagine Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Actually there is a station behind me, so trains headed there would be slowing down and the trains leaving it would be speeding up, Chad.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2014, 08:41
I like the greasy stain up the centre of the tracks. Shame the narrow gauge line is now standard gauge (I'm a narrow gauge fan).
Ayush Basu: I am not exactly a fan but I would have hung around for a train to come by if the narrow gauge was still operational, Alan.
Love the distance you've got in this, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: There is actually a small-ish fly over in the distance that you can barely make out Pauline.
A fine shot Ayush.. reminds me of home!
Ayush Basu: Oh I see, well Ronky, I am pleased to know that.
A very nice and impressive perspective Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I am pleased that you like this Richard.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Aug 2014, 11:59
Tracks for the iron horse and also many tracks by human feet.
Ayush Basu: Quite a bit of human activity owing to the residential areas nearby Louis, thank you for the visit and commenting.
Those homes looking toward the tracks will get a good view of the trains coming and going, Ayush, but I'm not sure how noisy it would be.

Very well composed.
Ayush Basu: There is a station just behind me so they would be slowing down/pickign speed. I guess not that noisy. In Singapore, my room earlier was facing the local rapid transit tracks and there was some noise but the mind gets attuned to such periodic instances after a while Beverly. Thank you for the comment.
Very interesting shot Ayush, I wonder where the narrow gauge line went to and from.
Ayush Basu: It started at the junction station (behind me) and connected the town to rural districts, Brian. Thank you
Beautiful perspective!
Ayush Basu: Glad you liked it LC
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 6 Aug 2014, 17:51
Off into infinity - where is this Ayush? Looks quite bleak.
Ayush Basu: This is Ranchi, in eastern part of India, not too far from Kolkata (Calcutta), Mike
OK, as long as they don't try to run any narrow-gauge engines on it!
Ayush Basu: True that, Tom
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Aug 2014, 02:41
Terrific perspective!great leading lines.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the generous comment Bonnie
The composition is superb. That is a very nice shot.
Ayush Basu: Very kind of you, Michael

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