WAP4 #22888 Resting at SBC

Southern Railways’ flawless WAP4 #22888 of Royapuram shed (RPM) rests along a pitline at Bangalore City after an overnight ride from Thiruvananthapuram with the 16322 Trivandrum – Bangalore Weekly Express. She will head the same train back to Trivandrum the same day. #22888 is relatively lesser spotted loco despite its fancy road number. Note the roof-mounted DBRs, almost look like an afterthought fitting.

If you look closely, you can also spot a pigeon looking up and admiring the mean looking machine! 🙂

Interiors of a Brand New BMTC Volvo!

The interiors of a brand new Volvo 8400 (B7RLE) of the BMTC. These buses have got a beautiful and appetizing red theme for their interiors with deep red seat cover fabric sporting yellow and blue designs on them nicely complementing the yellow grabrails. The bus shown here is a 317A which runs from Majestic (KBS) to Hoskote via Brigade/MG Road, Ulsoor, Indiranagar, Tin Factory and KR Puram.

Ripe Banganapalli Mangoes!

Yummy ripe Banganapalli mangoes kept on display in a supermarket for sale. Banganapalli mangoes are said to have originated from Andhra Pradesh state in India and is the quintessential image and taste when it comes to mangoes in India and also the most popular commonly available variety. Also known as the “King of Fruits!”

Indian Railways’ Powerstar, the WAP7 Stretches Out!

The mighty WAP7 #30332 of Royapuram (RPM) electric locomotive shed near Chennai stretches out on Platform no 5 at Bangalore City Railway station as she prepares to head back home to Chennai with the 22626 Bangalore-Chennai Double Decker Express. The most powerful passenger locomotive in India rated at 6350 hp, the WAP7 is frequently assigned at hauling premium Express trains such as the Rajdhanis and Durontos and other crack trains which have demanding schedules. It was quite an effort to capture the full length of the train given her sheer length.