Sunday, February 07, 2010

Cool site of the week

The Indian Railways Fan Club.

Lovingly put together by train travel's true fans, the site has trip reports, locomotive sightings and many other goodies.

And there are the picture galleries, wonderfully organized into thematic albums. Just look at these steamy beauties!

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There's even an IRFCA Convention going on even as I'm writing this post, and someone is liveblogging it and posting pictures.

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Should have posted this link earlier; I learned about IRFCA from Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi of IIT-K (currently Director of the Lakshmi N. Mittal Institute of Information Technology, LNMIIT, Jaipur) when he was at IISc last month. And, yes, he's a card-carrying IRFCA member, and was among those who organized IRFCA's second third convention in Kanpur [See Prof. Sanghi's comment below].


  1. gaddeswarup said...

    I hope that there will be some video songs at the site like this:

  2. Dheeraj Sanghi said...

    Thanks for mentioning IRFCA. Just a minor correction. Kanpur convention was the third one. Our fifth convention just got over, and it was, as usual, a lot of fun. National Railway Museum at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, was the perfect setting for railfans to meet.

  3. Abi said...

    @Swarup: There's a separate page for videos. You'll find the link from the member area.

    @Dheeraj Sanghi: Thank you, Professor, for pointing out that error; the post has been corrected.

  4. gaddeswarup said...

    Thanks. Found it and will probably spend several hours watching the videos. Always liked trains and train travel.