The Awesome Shindawne

January 25, 2009 at 09:44 Leave a comment

Comparison of MG and BG alignments.
By Ashish Kuvelkar and Apurva Bahadur.

Pune-Miraj line, just 33kms away from PUNE.
It was MG till 1970.
BG and MG split at a particluar point.

Southern Maratha Railway laid MG line.
1886 Poone to Nira
SMR and SIR were merged in 1907.

Transferred to UBL division of SCR in 1966 when SCR was formed.
In 1996, when UBL was transferred to SWR, this line was transferred to CR.

While crossing Nira River, line moves to Satara Dist from Pune Dist.
MG distance from Pune to Nira was 70+kms, while BG distance is 84kms.

Ghats in MG starts after Phursungi.
Alandi was mid-ghat, 7kms away.
Almost completes ascends till Gurohli.
4 tunnels, 1 major bridge.

BG line gains 70m till Shindawne, 15kms from Phursungi.
Tracking the line using Google Earth imagery.

Some amazing snaps from trips to the line, including that of some unique viaducts and tunnels.

Amazing description of snaps and the stories behind the treks taken up by the Pune stalwarts and the many visitors who have been accompanied by them.

Simply awesome presentation by AsHIsh and Apurva. Kudos to both of them. And to John Mani, Bharath Moro and PVS Praveen who have also helped in chronicling the line.

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