Before going to the background of the video, let me time travel back in time…
My first memory of seeing a train,
Generally, all the kids like trains during their childhood and main reason for that is either their Father or Grand Father used to take them to nearby railway track and show them trains. How many of reading here will agree on that?
Same was the case with me and it was my Father on most of the occasions. For many, that kid who likes trains grows into adult and move away from trains. Well that is not the case with railfans, that kid continues to remain within them and follows trains. I continued to spend more time with trains all my childhood. One interesting event happened in 2000, I was caught by officials at Erode junction. They thought I had run away from home reason being they saw me the entire day at the station. Luckily for me, my brother was searching for me and he knew that either I would be playing cricket or watching trains.
Now, let us move 10 years down the line, 2010. The year I got the internet connection at home. I was fascinated by youtube and I decided to upload train videos in it. I asked my Appa (father) if he could come with me for capturing the Shatabdi near Bangalore city. He agreed and we went. Well first capture was not Shatabdi but Kurla Express and that was my first video on youtube..
We (My Father and I ) were returning back from Hebbal after a hospital visit. We had planned to take the ring road route back home in order to avoid the traffic towards Makri side. We were waiting for the signal below the hebbal flyover for taking a right turn when ALCO horns were heard. I was wondering what train it could be as no passenger trains are seen around 18 hrs. After 15 seconds it was revealed, my favorite shed ( Golden rock ) Alcos with a freight. I asked Appa ( Father) if we could chase it and he readily agreed and result can be seen in the video below.
We followed the train till the underpass near BEL circle then took a left to Mathikere for capturing it again.
Well, I am railfan today because of my Father ( He likes to see and capture trains as well ) and Family. I am also getting the same support from 44000+ people online. Thanks a ton for that J
Hopefully I will get the same support in future as well.