November 27, 2009

A Christmas gift from Lynne...

To find material on Raj Railways, you need to be something of an archaeologist. The keyword is digging up, and you will find vast amounts of literature stacked away in railway record offices, ready to be explored. At other times, you may have to rely on luck, or look for directions given by a kind soul you come across.
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Some days ago I received a note from Lynette Rebeiro telling me of a short memoir that had appeared in THE HINDU, by Noel Anthony Neto, a superfast A-Grade driver who began his career in 1946 as an apprentice with the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway. A great piece of writing (read it here) and we have every reason to thank Lynne for pointing us the way.
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