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A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY ACROSS THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT IN SEARCH
OF THE LAST SURVIVORS OF STEAM.

WITH MARK TULLY

End of an Era
Mark Tully visits the Delhi Railway Museum and
using Nick Lera's archive takes us through steam's final years, with 85 year old narrow-gauge locos in Bengal, the last bullet-nosed WP express locos in Delhi, Pacifics in the Punjab and a flashback to Edwardian veterans in Calcutta in the 70s.

In Search of Survivors
On the metre gauge provincial railways of Western India, Mark finds steam still hard at work and he
rides the locomotive up the famous Mhow Ghat,
on the milk train to Indore - the last long
distance steam passenger train in India. By contrast, Tully
rides on the diesel 'Shatabdi' express to Gujerat

state, where we meet the 92-year old Maharajah of Wankaner in his lofty and ornate
palace with architecture from around the world. The Maharajah tells us of the rivalry
between the former Indian princely state railways.

The Historic Salt Train
It was in Gujerat that Mahatma Gandhi held his famous protest march to abolish the tax on salt. This humble commodity acquired historic significance in the campaign for Independence so it seems fitting that India's very last steam freight train should be used to carry it. With a closing image of the salt train reflected in the waters of the Little Rann, Mark Tully rounds off his personal farewell to the trains he loved.

Locomotives Featured in Steam

GAUGE
2' 0"
2' 6"
Metre
Metre
Broad
Broad
Broad
Broad

TYPE
0-4-0T
4-6-2
4-6-2 YP Class
2-8-2, YG Class
4-6-0, HPS Class
4-
6-2, WPClass
2-8-2, WG Class
WL Class 4-6-2

DATE
1901
1916
1954
1960
1946
1951 1960
1960

MAKER
Sharp Stewart Co, Glasgow
North British Co, Glasgow
North British, Glasgow
Tata Works, India
Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows
Chittaranjan Works, India
Chittaranjan Works, India
Chittaranjan Works, India

Duration: 50 minutes

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