On board Zimbabwe’s only commuter train – a photo essay

Some lovely photography, and an interesting railway themed article.

A PS to my recent blog on India’s high speed train – or more correctly ‘semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express’.

India high speed train breaks down on first trip

India’s fastest train has broken down on its first trip, a day after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi.  The Indian-built semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express was returning to the capital Delhi from the city of Varanasi after its first outing when brakes in a carriage reportedly jammed.

Indian media quoted a railways spokesperson as saying the train may have struck cattle on the line.  The train reached a speed of 180km/hr (110mph) during trials.

High speed train…. Struck cattle….  I’m still not convinced!

Finally, a wonderful picture culled from RMWeb.  In the ‘prototype for everything’ department.  Or perhaps this is a prototypical ‘Rule 1’?

GWR steam loco in bogus LT livery, electric loco, 1960s SR unpowered EMU in fake teak livery, 1892 vintage four-wheel coach, and diesel loco.

Great fun though!

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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