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Photo showing natural beauty of the Chalakudi River in Kerala

Kerala’s Pretty-Postcard Picture Perfect Chalakudi River

The beautifully green, green Chalakudy river near to the Chalakudy town in Thrissur District, Kerala, depleted of its water thanks to the summer, but still looking stunningly beautiful. Typical of all rivers in Kerala and any river in tropical regions, this one too has vegetation covering its banks, reaching out towards the water with everything clearly reflecting on it, making the river ...

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An Orange Livery BMTC Volvo 8400 City Bus in Bangalore

Orange “Circle” Liveried Volvo City Bus in Bangalore

A Volvo 8400 City Bus built on a B7RLE chassis at Manyata Tech Park, Nagawara in Bangalore, India. The bus belongs to the Bangalore Metropolitan Transportation Corporation (BMTC). This orange livery is a rarity with only four buses sporting it, the remaining having the standard red. This bus was intended for a “Hop-on-Hop-off” circular service through the central business district, a ...

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Long Photo of the Bangalore - Chennai Brindavan Express train

The Brindavan Express Snakes Towards KR Puram

The legendary 12640 Brindavan Express from Bangalore City to Chennai Central headed by a RPM WAP7 snakes its way slowly towards Krishnarajapuram Railway Station in Bangalore. The train is very long as it can be seen in this photo. It started running in 1964 is today just a shadow of its former glory. It does not even have an AC Car Car coach, slaughtered at ...

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Picture of Kerala KSRTC new Volvo B9R Multi Axle Buses in a Row on the road

New Kerala KSRTC Volvo B9R Multi Axle Buses in a Row!

On their way from the Volvo factory at Hoskote near Bangalore to the KSRTC HQ at Trivandrum in Kerala, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) mint new “Gajaveeran” Volvo 9400 Multi-Axle buses stand majestically tall in the traffic jams of Marathahalli. Five of the buses can be seen in a row in this photo, one behind another. 10 of these buses were ...

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Kerala KSRTC new Volvo B9R multi Axle Photo

Kerala KSRTC’s Brand New Volvo B9R 9400 Multi Axle Bus!

Presenting Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) first ever Volvo B9R Multi Axle buses! 10 of these were ordered and delivered. This photo was taken at Marathahalli in Bangalore amidst a huge traffic jam on their maiden journey from their birthplace at the Volvo factory in Hosakote near Bangalore to the KSRTC HQ in Thiruvananthapuram for registration and induction. KSRTC ...

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Lallaguda WAP4 22214 in Kerala

Lallaguda’s Offlink WAP4 with the Venad Express!

Offlink Lallaguda WAP4 #22214 speeds past Vaikom Road with the 16302 Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur Venad Express in tow on an insanely hot morning with the greenery of central Kerala in the background. An offlink, in railfan terms, is a locomotive that is not the regularly assigned one for a train. Offlinks create tremendous excitement among railfans. In this case, the magenta-ish red locomotive ...

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