The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is one of the most well known hill railways in the world...and a delight it is!! The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) was built in 1881 and is over a hundred years old today. It connects the plains of West Bengal at New Jalpaiguri with the popular hill station of Darjeeling (6812 ft), a distance of about 50 miles. On the way it passes the most breathtaking scenery and climbs to a height of 7400 feet at Ghum (the highest station on IR & the 2nd highest station in the world), where on a clear day views of Mt. Kanchenchunga can be had.
The DHR secured "World Heritage Status" in 1999.
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aadilj (18102) 2007-01-13 4:23
There are two people missing from this one Dhurjati, Sharmila on the train and Rajesh Khanna on the road! An interesting and beautiful shot of the darjeeling Railways where i went long long time ago. Youve captured the landscape and roads well. Great pov and composition.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-01-13 7:53
You must have been leaning out of the door to take this one. Excellent capture, perfect positioning to get the 'S' curve ahead. One can even catch the reflections on the window.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-01-13 11:47
Road and railway in same route , very interesting, once upon a time aheard from my friend railway trip is very joyefull in india , than i understand after looks ur posts
Well done and thanks
nemesiss (2979) 2007-01-13 14:00
Interesting note, beautiful view, good POV and composition. You have moore image from that train?
All the best , IULIAN
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-01-13 22:30
What a coincidence,I posted loco last night.I love trains and DHR is my favourite though it was years ago I made a trip without camera.
You have lovely POV with serpentine train and road together.TFS
anjan (1086) 2007-01-14 4:37
Toy Train is a personal favorite as I think that of many Indians who have tarvelled on this train as a kid. Even grown ups behave like kids when on this train. I think you were in the shadow here while the road ahead was in sunlight. Difficult exposure but you have done very well.
kermit350 (9016) 2007-01-16 8:14
Hello Dhurjati, Beautiful well studied composition, L exposure is perfect giving a quite smooth aspect to the train, while having the quite clear and visible dark parts, the passenger whom one sees take part in the movement the image rythment, a photograph full with life a movement of the train returned very well. Very good framing and all good exposure ................Hello Dhurjati, Belle composition bien étudiée, l exposition est parfaite donnant un aspect bien lisse au train, tout en ayant les parties sombres bien nettes et visibles, les passager que l’on aperçoit participent au mouvement rythment l’image, une photo pleine de vie un mouvement du train très bien rendu.
Tout bon cadrage et toute bonne exposition
hello_ishan (1571) 2007-01-17 7:39
I learned so many things about Indian Railway thro your photographs. This one also took me to the new heights.
I like the scene here. Nice POV & I like your compo. also.
RGatward (20086) 2007-01-27 3:04
Interesting note, and good view of the rain on the tisting curve, though I think a tighter crop to the left would give more impact.
Angshu (56750) 2007-01-28 22:35
Wonderful view of the train which you took hanging out, I believe. You caught the curve ahead very well..
Standa (1877) 2007-03-17 14:36
lovely picture with good dimension. The curve leads eyes behind this photo and gives the space for fantasy.
Regards from Czech Republic
richwm (1215) 2007-06-19 13:40
Well, it is clear to see from your gallery that you are a railway fan! It's nice to see your photos of this amazing little railway - The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. I was in Darjeeling in November last year, about 2 months before you took this photo and hope to be uploading my own photos of the train in the near future.
As for this photo: It is a well composed shot and as Sabyasachi points out, you must have been leaning out of the door and holding on with one hand to take this! Beautiful POV with the snaking road and good sharpness on the train and carriages. A good, informative note too but I think you should also mention the narrow gauge of the line, only 2ft across!
Best regards from England,
emka (95161) 2007-11-22 16:44
Another photo of Darjeeling trains. it looks like it goes onthe road. And the rails are so small!
- Copyright: Dhurjati Chatterjee (dhurjati) (2709)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-13 4:06