Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Empty Train Stretches out in the Grass…

The empty rake of the Guwahati – Ernakulam – Guwahati weekly Express lies idle at the “Mashalling Yard” at Ernakulam, in between the Ernakulam Town (North) and Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Stations. The train stretches out idly among the teeming flora of the “Outer” of Ernakulam stations, a real jungle where nature flourishes. Note that the Sleeper Coach on the ...

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BMTC Tata MarcoPolo Bus Running 362C

A Tata Marcopolo bus of the BMTC seen at St.John’s Hospital Bus Stop late one evening. The bus runs 362C from Shivajinagar to Begur off Hosur Road. Tata Marcopolos were meant to be Tata’s “Desi” answer to Volvo and Mercedes as “Indian” rear-engined Air Conditioned buses, but were an utter flop as the buses were extremely noisy, underpowered to the ...

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A pleasant afternoon near the Kerala - TN border at Ettimadai

A Pleasant Afternoon at the Border!

A calm and pleasant afternoon at the Kerala – Tamil Nadu border on the Palakkad – Coimbatore railway line at Walayar on the Tamil Nadu side, barely 100 meters from the border between the states. The sun shines brightly and the breeze is strong, but not a soul stirs in the place, serene and quiet on the backdrop of nature. ...

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WAP4# 22391 at CGY With the Island Express!

Legendary 16525 Kanyakumari – Bangalore Island Express arrives on platform 2 at Changanasserry Railway Station headed by one of Erode’s workhorses the WAP4 #22391. WAP4 engines are Indian Railways’ workhorses. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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Happy Republic Day!

Surya Kirans of the Indian Air Force fly with smoking contrails of the Tricolor during an exercise at the Bangalore Aero Show 2011. The blue sky was brilliant and Surya Kirans were amazing! Happy Republic Day, everyone! šŸ™‚ Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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Two of India’s Old Electric Warhorses!

Two old electric warhorses of the Indian Railways coupled together (MU-ed) wait their turn to carry on with their duties at KR Puram Railway Station, Bangalore. Battered and bruised from their long years of hauling heavy freights across the country, the WAG5A #23129 and WAG5 #23083 locomotives (engines) both belong to the Arakkonam (AJJ) electric loco shed today. Note their ...

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