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Image of WAG9H green livery india's most powerful electric locomotive

India’s Most Powerful Locomotive Hauls a Passenger Train

Far away from home, East Central Railways’ Gomoh (GMO) shed’s WAG9H class “Green Goblin” #31332 electric locomotive is seen near Bangalore Cantonment BNC hauling the 56507 Marikuppam – Bangalore City “Swarna” Passenger. The WAG9H is a dedicated freight locomotive and is also India’s heaviest, most powerful and technically most advanced locomotive with 6350 hp power output and weighing 135 tonnes, ...

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Photo of Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Stand, Kerala

The Cute Little Chalakudy KSRTC Bus Station

View of the little KSRTC bus station cum sub-depot at Chalakudy (code: CLDY) in Thrissur district, Kerala. Seen are three ordinary buses waiting for their departure, two white-blue Venad buses and an old TATA make Ordinary bus. A Superfast is leaving the station. It provides the typical little sub-urban KSRTC bus station setting seen in Kerala, complete with the little “pettikada” ...

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WAM4 Indian Railways old model electric locomotive

The Ever-Reliable Old Monk Waits at Bayyappanahalli

Arakkonam (SR) shed’s old faithful WAM4 class electric locomotive #21219 hauling the 56262 Bangalore City – Arakkonam passenger waits for the starter at Baiyyappanahalli Railway Station, Bangalore. I took this photo from a train (TVC-BNC SF special) hauled by another WAM4 from the same shed, #21233. Though they look beaten up and dilapidated, WAM4s are the most reliable and successful ...

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Photo of Miramar Beach in Goa on a Sunny morning

The Pretty as a Postcard Miramar Beach, Goa

The famous Miramar Beach in Dona Paula, off Panjim, Goa. This very pretty and peaceful beach is one of the most famous and cleanest in Goa (note the two dustbins), and is also among the ones with least “touristy” activities though it lies in the heart of Goa, near the capital of the state. The Miramar beach is huge with ...

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Photo of the Pine Forest in Vagamon Kerala

The Ethereal Vagamon Pine Forests

The famous Vagamon Pine Forests at the edge of the Western Ghats in the Kottayam district of Kerala, a stunning rarity for a tropical place as Kerala. The forest is a valley full of acres of lofty pine trees growing on steep edges, which look out over the edge of a cliff. The place has an ethereal feeling, especially since it ...

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Mint Fresh EMD WDP4 Long Hood Forward at Makalidurga!

Blue everywhere as freshly painted KJM WDP4 #20057 heads “Long Hood Forward” (LHF) with the Coimbatore – Mumbai Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) express through the Makalidurga railway station on the Bangalore – Hyderabad mainline as dusk fell. The 4000 hp diesel-electric locomotive with its famous V16 diesel engine was ultra clean on its exterior with not even a single speck ...

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