Bareilly

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Bareilly, India, 27/12/1993

Photographs of trains and locomotives at Bareilly Junction and Bareilly City locomotive shed, to the east of Delhi.

The tour group arrived at dawn on an overnight train at Bareilly Junction station, which had both metre gauge and broad gauge tracks.  Minibuses took the group to a hotel for breakfast before they headed to Bareilly City metre gauge locomotive shed for a look round.  Returning to Bareilly Junction station again there were a couple of hours to see what passed through and for a quick visit to the broad gauge locomotive shed, before catching a mid-afternoon train on to Gorakhpur.

By this date broad gauge steam was dying out very rapidly, though there was still considerable activity on the metre gauge due to gauge conversion to broad gauge.  This made it uneconomic to manufacture metre gauge diesel locomotives which would only be used for a short period.  Sadly, Bareilly Junction locomotive shed was home to just a handful of cold broad gauge locomotives.

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, at dawn at Bareilly Junction station

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, at dawn at Bareilly Junction station.

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, in Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, in Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, in Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, in Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2 and reflection, at Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YP 4-6-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge, class YG 2-8-2, at Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge locomotives being coaled outside Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge locomotives being coaled outside Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Metre gauge class YG 2-8-2 being coaled outside Bareilly City locomotive shed

Metre gauge class YG 2-8-2 being coaled manually outside Bareilly City locomotive shed.

Broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, on passenger train at Bareilly Junction station

Broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, on passenger train at Bareilly Junction station.

Broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, departs Bareilly Junction station with a passenger train

Broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, departs Bareilly Junction station with a passenger train.

The derelict broad gauge Bareilly Junction locomotive shed

The derelict broad gauge Bareilly Junction locomotive shed.

Derelict broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, outside Bareilly Junction locomotive shed

Derelict broad gauge, class WG 2-8-2, outside Bareilly Junction locomotive shed.