Monthly Archives: July 2014

WDG3A Diesel Locomotive of Ernakulam

Ernakulam’s Orange WDG3A Shows her “True Colors”

Ernakulam Diesel Loco shed’s (ERS) WDG3A #14835 diesel locomotive rushes towards Idapalli with the Ernakulam – Nilambur passenger in tow. Behind the peeling and flaking paint of ERS’s standard beautiful orange and cream livery can be seen the old paint of her previous green and cream livery of the Golden Rock (Ponmalai) Diesel Loco Shed, Trichy, the shed it belong to before it was transferred to ERS. ...

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Gooty WDM3A class locomotives diesel engines of Indian Railways

Gooty’s Spotless ALCO Twins Dazzle in their Fresh Blue Livery

South Central Railway’s (SCR) spotlessly clean WDM3A Diesel locomotives (engines) #11371 and #11342 idle at Krishnarajapuram sporting the shed’s dazzling blue and white livery. The hunks look mighty and dashing with hood-mounted DBRs and spotlessly clean lines, shining in their fresh paint job. The bright red cowcatcher (the front “bumper” of the locomotive) add an especially good contrast to the overall imposing looks ...

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Photo of the MEMU train at Kottayam in Kerala

The Ernakulam – Kollam MEMU at Kottayam

The 66301 Ernakulam Jn – Kayankulam Jn MEMU arrives at Kottayam railway station looking like a huge yellow-blue colored metal worm. The train is well patronized but is almost always late, consistently. Full form and definition of MEMU is Mainline Electric Multiple Unit, which means that though it is exactly the same as the EMUs (locals) or Mumbai, Chennai etc, it ...

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Guwahati Trivandrum Express near Aluva with ED WAP4 22221

Speeding ED WAP4 22221 Glows in the Evening Sun

One of Erode’s star electric locomotives, the WAP4 #22221 with the infamous 12508 Guwahati – Trivandrum Express rushes in a hurry to stop at Aluva. The 12508 which at one time held the dubious distinction of the “most late train” on Indian Railways but was on time to the dot that day! The sun was setting and a golden glow was cast everywhere ...

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