The only other time I’d seen a street vehicle was when I’d trekked from Donigal to Edakumeri along the Hassan – Mangalore railway line. That time we’d seen a proper Tata truck with a set of rail wheels and the line was still being constructed. The line is operational now so the trekking is out. But you can still enjoy the train ride there. This is a 1920s Austin converted into an inspection car for the Railways.