The Mighty WAP7 and the Colors of the Night!

Awash in the colors of the night, the mighty (and somewhat dirty) WAP7 #30367 of the Royapuram shed stands tall at the Krishnarajapuram (KJM) railway station in Bangalore with the 12609 Chennai – Bangalore Intercity Express in tow. The red on the face of the loco comes from the signals up front, the yellow from the numerous sodium-vapor lamps everywhere and the white from floodlights illuminating construction sites along the station. A sure sight to behold! Night Photography is a challenge, the first of which being finding a place where you can place your camera without it moving! Apologies for the not-so-great clarity, I am still learning the ropes of balancing long exposures with ISO numbers.

Bangalore’s Local “Bullet” Train :)

This train seen here is a passenger train and not a bullet train, though people in Bangalore refer to it as the “local” bullet train owing to its streamlined looks (and not because of its speed). This rake is part of a new kind of design for Indian Railways’ multiple unit trains which need no separate locomotives but have their driving motors distributed throughout the train. Now this is a DEMU (Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit) which runs on diesel. The train still looks awesome though it paint has faded substantially. It has bigger, more “vertical” windows compared to the conventional small, square windows. Now please replicate this throughout, please?

SWR’s DEMU rake running the morning 06591/06592 Yeshwantpur – Hosur – Yeshwantpur passenger special service stands waiting at Heelalige as my 12258 Garib Rath from Kochuveli to YPR crosses it. (Not sure if the guy was taking a leak or just standing there)