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!