Palace on Wheels and Chamundi Hills on Rails!

Is it a bus? Is it a train? Or is it a bus masquerading as a train? And does it run?


Gautamaditya Sridhara forwards a picture of an abandoned “bogey” on the outskirts of Mysore, on the railway line running parallel to NH 212 on the Nanjangud road.

Photograph: courtesy Greeshma Raghunath

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7 Responses to “Palace on Wheels and Chamundi Hills on Rails!”

  1. notawittynick Says:

    Pretty picture but a bad title! You are giving that minister new ideas to destroy our beTTa!

  2. Ashwin Says:

  3. Gouri Satya Says:

    Hope those who painted it to sell Mysore open a train-cafe there as well.

  4. Srikanta Says:

    It Runs all right ! All aboard to Auschwitz!

  5. maisuru Says:

    There was some news quite a while ago that the South Western Railway (SWR) is contemplating to promote Kabini Railway Bridge, the oldest railway bridge of the World, as a tourist spot, owing to its historical importance. Kabini bridge was built by Dalvoy Devarajaiah in 1735 over the river Kabini. There are no reference of any other ancient road bridges having been used to carry railway traffic, Hence this is the oldest known railway bridge in India and the World. The trains were run on this bridge from 1902 to 2007. May be something in this regard is being done.

  6. asridhara Says:

    ಅಯ್ಯೋ! ಹಳಿಗಳ ಮೇಲೂ ಹಳೆಯ ಅರಮನೆ ಬಸ್ಸು! ಇದೆಂತಹ ಕಲಿಕಾಲವಪ್ಪ
    ಹಳಿ ಏರಿದ ಹಳೆಯ ಬಸ್ಸು, ಚೆಂದಾಗಿದೆ

  7. Praveen Mandangi Says:

    I was thinking that it might be railbus that used to run on Birur-Talaguppa line before guage conversion.

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