Delhi January 2011 & 2012

In January 2011 I visited Delhi, India for a week and returned again in March 2012 for a shorter visit and again in February 2014, once more for only a few days

In between I spent a three week stint in the stifling heat of August 2011

I stopped in a nice 5* hotel in New Delhi but unfortunately had to work nights throughout the week on most visits but did manage a little sightseeing

Here is a pictorial record of the trips

Click on the picture for a bigger image - all pictures are the author's

Hotel 2011

Hyatt Regency The Hyatt Regency hotel where I was forced to stay in luxury
Hotel window The view of the ring road from my hotel window

Trainspotting

Old Delhi Station The Old Delhi railway station is a remnant of Colonial days
EMU A classic Indian railway sight - a class WAU1 broad gauge EMU enters New Delhi station
Metro A Yellow Line Bombardier Metro train at INI station
Mumbai express A WAP7 broad gauge 6,700 HP AC electric loco at the head of the 16.30 Mumbai express on 11th January

Working

Metro depot The Yellow Line Khyber Pass Metro depot in Delhi
Commissioning Two new Metro trains during their static commissioning at Khyber Pass depot

Patel Chowk station entrance on the Yellow Line

Underground Inside the tunnel on the Yellow Line under central Delhi at 02.00hrs
Elevated station at Netaji Subhash Place on the Red line in the middle of the night
Inside Netaji Subhash Place station
High up On an elevated section of track on the Red line in the middle of the night

Visiting the National Railway Museum

Broad gauge 2-A-A-A-1 WCP-1 No:Y4006 'Sir Roger Lumley' Metropolitan Vickers 1500v DC electric locomotive from 1930 at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
1734 0-6-0 built by Ajmer in 1895 at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
21900 Bo-Bo metre gauge DC electric loco at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
JR Metre gauge Pacific at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
Krupp XT-1 0-4-2T locomotive at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
NWR broad gauge EMD 992 Atlantic from c1907 at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
Broad gauge WCG-1 No:20027 Crocodile 'Sir Leslie Wilson' built by SLM in 1927 with Metrovick traction equipment at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 2 foot gauge Class B, 0-4-0ST No. B-777 at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011
Broad gauge N class 4-8-0 + 0-8-4 Garratt 6594 at New Delhi National Railway Museum in January 2011

Sightseeing

India Gate war memorial

Connaught Place

Connaught Place

Connaught Place

The Red Fort

Tuk Tuks

Return visit March 2012

Metro scenes

Inside Yamuna Bank depot

On the apron at Khyber Pass depot

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