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July 21, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A metal dragon exhaling orange sparks and a scalding plume of vapor, this vintage steam locomotive rumbles over the rails, shattering the stillness of India's plains at twilight. First Fireman Anil Sharma, a bandanna wrapped around his head to keep out coal dust, yanks open the firebox. With a few expert flicks of the shovel, the square-shouldered 26-year-old piles more A-grade Bihar coal onto the flames, then clangs the door shut.
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February 20, 2000 | Reuters
A predawn fire on a train in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killed 18 passengers and injured 15 more, a senior railway official said Saturday. "Investigations are taking place to find out the cause of the fire, which has since been contained," Mukul Marwah, public relations officer of the Indian Railways, said in a telephone interview. He said the fire aboard the Punjab Mail occurred between two small stations in Maharashtra, about 280 miles from Bombay.
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February 20, 2000 | Reuters
A predawn fire on a train in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killed 18 passengers and injured 15 more, a senior railway official said Saturday. "Investigations are taking place to find out the cause of the fire, which has since been contained," Mukul Marwah, public relations officer of the Indian Railways, said in a telephone interview. He said the fire aboard the Punjab Mail occurred between two small stations in Maharashtra, about 280 miles from Bombay.
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July 21, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A metal dragon exhaling orange sparks and a scalding plume of vapor, this vintage steam locomotive rumbles over the rails, shattering the stillness of India's plains at twilight. First Fireman Anil Sharma, a bandanna wrapped around his head to keep out coal dust, yanks open the firebox. With a few expert flicks of the shovel, the square-shouldered 26-year-old piles more A-grade Bihar coal onto the flames, then clangs the door shut.
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February 23, 1988 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
"Here we are, chasing dinosaurs," said the tall Englishman with the wild nest of hair above his long, bony face. Back home in Brighton, on England's south coast, Lawrence Marshall, 57, is a perfectly proper banker. But here in northern India recently, he was a hunter of steam locomotives--a "gricer" in the jargon of his railway cult--leading 22 fellow enthusiasts on what he has titled "The Seventh Great Indian Train Journey."
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February 23, 1988 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
"Here we are, chasing dinosaurs," said the tall Englishman with the wild nest of hair above his long, bony face. Back home in Brighton, on England's south coast, Lawrence Marshall, 57, is a perfectly proper banker. But here in northern India recently, he was a hunter of steam locomotives--a "gricer" in the jargon of his railway cult--leading 22 fellow enthusiasts on what he has titled "The Seventh Great Indian Train Journey."
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