The photographs in these railway photograph galleries are available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Attribution should include a link to www.nigeltout.com.
Samastipur (and onwards), India, 29/12/1993
Photographs of locomotives at Samastipur locomotive shed and trains at Samastipur Junction station and a couple of other stations, north India.
The group arrived in Muzzaffarpur where a visit to another sugar mill nearby had not been possible. So instead, some went into town to have a look around and see what there was to buy. However, the real railway enthusiasts caught a local train to Samastipur where there was a locomotive shed still servicing steam locomotives.
The locomotive shed at Samastipur was for the metre gauge and was active with classes YP 4-6-2 and YG 2-8-2 locomotives present. Samastipur Junction station had both metre gauge and broad gauge tracks, with steam seen on the metre gauge and diesel on the broad gauge.
Those who had visited Samastipur returned by train to Muzaffarpur to rejoin the rest of the tour group and catch the overnight train towards New Jalpaiguri and the Darjheeling Himalaya Railway.
On the journey to New Jalpaiguri the group’s train stopped for a while at Mansi Junction, where there was a very crowded train hauled by a metre gauge YP 4-6-2 stopped alongside.