Rail Road to Past

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Fresh out of my camera. Took this pic yesterday at National Railways Museum in Chankya Puri at New Delhi. Incase, if you are wondeing what I was doing there, well having fun with my nephew and niece (Vyom & Gungun). I have always been fascinated with Trains, so understandably this is one of my favorite place, right from kid days. Talking about my fascination with railways, i have travelled almost all across India in Trains including some of the famous and most picturise routes of Konkan Railways (Ticket in Rajdhani but spent all time sitting on door cuz of views), Kalka-Shimla, Darjeeling etc.

About this pic:- (Wheels of EM-922 Locomotive from back low angle, focus: centre wheel)

EM -922(NWR) : This glamorous locomotive which had the proud privilege of hauling VIP & Royal trains in the past also adapted itself by changing its name matching the diginitary it carried. It changed names from "Lord Clyde" to "Roosevelt" to "Queen Empress". This locomotive which hauled passenger trains on the Great Indian Penensula & North Western Systems was converted to super-heated type in 1922 and was rebuilt in 1914 at the Mughalpura workshops when its classification was changed from E-1 ton EM.
Year Built : 1907
Maker : North British Loco Co.,Atlas Works, Glasgow
Railway : Great Indian Penensula Railway

Post Processing : Selective Coloring using Photoshop, Sharpness increase

22 Comments:

Blogger Woodsmoke said...

MF!
And on a photo blog!!
And on a brilliant picture!!!

I love trains too D...one of my most memorable train journeys spanned three days each one way, and my friend and I sat on the steps of the train throughout the going and returning journey. It was the most awesome experience ever. Especially when we were on bridges. Your picture reminded me of that unforgettable experience...thank you.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous ~ | | OM | | ~ said...

fantastic...

the magic created by the post processing !!!

lage raho deepu bhai !!!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous somitra said...

should say the selective coloring has added the twist

10:13 PM  
Blogger mayuri said...

awesome..
i liked the selective coloring on wheels.
it was built in 1907.. wow :)

10:15 PM  
Blogger Becoming a Stranger to Myself said...

your picture does full justice to the classic.
love it!

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Born a Libran said...

I dont even think being there would have been better... great work on the selective coloring...

11:23 PM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@woodie
thanx a lot BM.....glad to hear that u too had a memorable train journey........

@Prashie
bole to shukriya omi bhaiya :)

@somitra
yeah.....the moment i saw this engine...i knew i had to put it in selective coloring...my only wish, i cud have removed that board somehow........

@mayuri
thanx........yeah the whole complex is full of engines like this...maybe i wud post a pic of fairy queen here......yeah i shot her too :)

@BSTM
thanx CM....ur words are encouraging :)

@born a libran
thanx :)

12:57 AM  
Anonymous navin harish said...

This is one hell of an image. I like the selective saturation.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Sandhya said...

wah wah!! gud hai yeh to..can't comment on the technicality of the pic...coz I'm not aware of them :)...but i liked this one...however, I still like the one with droplets all over...

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Intern said...

Very Nice picture vivid and interesting ... and I like all your snaps.

Deepak, Thanks for visiting my website ... and to answer your query on blogrolling - SURE!!! I'll be honored ....

6:20 AM  
Anonymous Anz said...

good pic! and of course the way selective coloring has been done its really nice!

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Rohit Talwar said...

Considering I have never travelled as much, err, infact never.. Trains have been really weird and highly uninteresting experiences except that college trips have been the most fun!

I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!! *hug* This is AWESOME!!! MAN!!!! And such a relief from Leh pictures :P

You're in full flow!!

10:47 AM  
Blogger Chitrangada said...

every pic of urs has magic :)
and this one is again a magic :)

nice one sply love the slective colouring effect in it ..

1:09 PM  
Blogger Chantal said...

nice angle.

5:30 AM  
Blogger mayuri said...

fairy queen.. oh wow!
pls pls...do put her pic here :)

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Rahul said...

Wonderful post processing.. suits the image.. the board is an eye-sore.. Railways must have spent a lot to make it look designer-like ;-)

6:51 AM  
Blogger me said...

brilliant pic....mast processing ki hai.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Perspective Inc. said...

Stunning pic! Very nice!

1:18 AM  
Blogger Kanu said...

Fascinated by trains...interesting.

I kind of like the tracks more than the trains...the way they seem to meet...tell you so much about life...

lovely pic needless to say...

I loved the TITLE....

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Hiren said...

Nice picture. I went there several years ago. Somebody should make a video podvast of the same and display it on a blog.

2:46 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

Aren't you trying to act really busy by not posting?

*leaves angry*

X-(

8:38 AM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@navin
thank u sir :)

@sandhya
thanx for finally writing down after visitng the blog for so many weeks :)

@intern
sure, i will add it...hope to do it by weekend

@anz
thanx lady :)

@rohit
break from leh, well dont know....but yeah i liked this one too....and yeah i have been keeping busy......loads of work at office and home :(

@chitra, chantal
thanx

@mayuri
maybe lets see

@rahul
thanx, yeah board is eye sore.....cant remove it :(
railway do spend money on it and its really a good museum .....btw with 11k crores in kitty railway can do that :)



@me, perspective
Thanx

@kanu
thanx and as always u come out with something diff :)

@hiren
thanx.......

10:04 PM  

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