Oh! I sooo wish #3 wasn't motion blured! What a dramatic shot.
Are you panning in #1? I ask because the stack is ever so slightly out of focus, but the rest of the train seems fine. The background also appears slighly blurred, so that's why I figured it was panning. It's a neat looking train. I'm partial to steam locomotives. I wanted to be a steam locomotive engineer when I grew up, lol.
#2 is nice, but seems a tad underexposed.
It sounds like you had quite an adventure. I've never ridden on a steam locomotive (unless you count the one at Six Flags, lol). I would jump at the chance! Especially the ones that do long, multi-day tours. I would be in heaven.
When I got to the station I was lets say quite pisst of when they said I had a ticket for the diesel train....but its India nothing is ever wright and the ticked I had still got me on the steem train....haha India rules!
I guess the last pic is a bit out but I just got the standad lens for my D60 and I realy try to do night shots but cant get enought light in, I'm getting a better lens soon