Well, yes, it happened!
Google Art and Culture created a specific program about Indian Railway and it’s effect on the people of this country. Of course, my model does not represent Indian Railways, but it is built in this land, hence the story of Wrightsville Port is honored with a place in the huge and diverse collection of photos and stories of Indian Railways, within the relatively small part that discusses model railroading. Take a look: Wrightsville Port in Google Art and Culture.
Also, do not forget to check the other great model train collections in India. No, there aren’t many, but the ones that are there are truly world class.
- Vikas Chander’s Abendstern Nebenbahn, what I consider as the best model railroad in the country, and one of the best in its class in the world
- Ranjeev Dubey’s Kalka Shimla Riailway – THE ONLY PROPER LAYOUT OF AN INDIAN RAILWAY PROTOTYPE IN THE WORLD.
- Fantastic Paper Models of T.R. Raghunandan.
- Never Enuf: The most active Garden Railroad in the country.
- Mani Shaunik’s Switching Layout.
You can find other collections here.
And of course, the bigger and broader picture of Indian Railways – it’s rich history and it’s deep impact on our culture… that you can find in the main Google Arts and Culture page dedicated to IR. There are many hidden gems there and may be more stuff related to model trains too. It will take a while for me to explore everything, and I would encourage everyone to do the same.
Well, this definitely pumps me up to look at Indian Railways again as a viable prototype – fingers crossed!