Around Mirpur Khas

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Around Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, 19/12/1993

Photographs in and around Mirpur Khas, east of Karachi, with trains on some of the small amount of metre gauge track in Pakistan. This was a remnant of the Jodhpur - Bikaner Railway and forms a loop to the south-east out of Mirpur Khas, but is now abandoned.
The oil fired locomotives were all filthy and some of the older ones looked incredibly decrepit.

The tour group lived and travelled in two broad gauge carriages, a sleeper and a diner, for much of the time in Pakistan. These two carriages were stabled in a platform at Mirpur Khas, which was very convenient for early morning photography of the trains.

Mirpur Khas station, Pakistan, with steam trains

Just after sunrise, Mirpur Khas station, with YD 2-8-2 520 and MS 4-6-0 63.

Steam locomotive YD 2-8-2 520 at Mirpur Khas station, Pakistan

YD 2-8-2 520, Mirpur Khas station.

Steam locomotive MS 4-6-0 63 at Mirpur Khas station, Pakistan

MS 4-6-0 63, Mirpur Khas station.

Steam locomotive YD 2-8-2 729 at Mirpur Khas, Pakistan

YD 2-8-2 729, Mirpur Khas.

Mirpur Khas locomotive shed

Mirpur Khas locomotive shed.

Steam locomotive SP 4-6-0 140, Mirpur Khas locomotive shed

SP 4-6-0 140, Mirpur Khas locomotive shed.

MS 4-6-0 63 shunts at Mirpur Khas station

MS 4-6-0 63 enshrouded in leaking steam shunts at Mirpur Khas station.

MS 4-6-0 63 shunts at Mirpur Khas station

MS 4-6-0 63 shunts at Mirpur Khas station.

Steam locomotive YD 2-8-2 729 at Mirpur Khas, Pakistan

YD 2-8-2 729 & train departs from Mirpur Khas.

YD 2-8-2 729, Kot Ghulam Muhammad

YD 2-8-2 729, Kot Ghulam Muhammad.

YD 2-8-2 729, Jhudo

YD 2-8-2 729, Jhudo.

SP 4-6-0 138 arrives at Jhudo

SP 4-6-0 138 arrives at Jhudo.

SP 4-6-0 138 departs from Jhudo

SP 4-6-0 138 departs from Jhudo.

SP 4-6-0 138 near Jhudo

SP 4-6-0 138 near Jhudo.