Gallery 1012 - Sunrise shunting at Malakwal

Pakistan Railways continued to use steam locomotives on broad and narrow gauge branch lines into the 1990's. Malakwal Junction in the Punjab was a busy station with many steam locomotives working passenger trains on the branch lines that radiated from this small town. The British built 4-4-0's were of a classic Edwardian design and would not have looked out of place trundling through the English countryside. This series of images, taken just as the sun was rising, features one of these locomotives shunting its train before departing to Khewra. From a steam railway photographer's point of view the conditions were perfect with the air temperature approaching freezing providing excellent steam effects.

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