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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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WAM4 #21339 of AJJ repainted

The “Old Monk” WAM4 Sports a Brilliant New Paintjob!

Veteran WAM4 6PE #21339 “Old Monk” of Southern Railway’s Arakkonam (AJJ) shed speeds past Hebbal with the 21 coach load of the 02846 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Bhubaneshwar Summer Special trailing behind. WAM4 6PE means a 4th version Broad Gauge (W) AC-Electric (A) Mixed Duty (M) locomotive for both passenger and freight services with 6 Traction Motors in Parallel (P) and ...

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Picture of the Howrah Duronto Express in Bangalore

Blazing Red SRC WAP4 #22500 Heads the Howrah Duronto

One of Indian Railway’s most successful and highest revenue generating trains, the 12246 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah Duronto Express blasts past Sadananda Nagar in Bangalore on the very first leg of its journey under a scorching sun. A blazing red WAP4 #22500 of the Santragachi electric loco shed of the South Eastern Railway (SER) was in charge. This single ...

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Kongunadu Highway

The Under-Renovation NH47 Highway near Coimbatore

The Walayar – Coimbatore part of the Palakkad – Coimbatore section of the National Highway 47 (new number NH 744) which runs from Kanyakumari to Salem via Kerala. Half-finished flyovers and overbridges dot the stretch of the two-lane road marred by potholes and twists and turns which is such a contrast from the awesome three-lane highways of the rest of ...

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A goods train hauled by twin WDG4 Diesel locomotives

Twin WDG4 Diesel Locomotives Haul a Long Freight Train

On a gloomy day, Indian Railways’ WDG4 class twin diesel locomotives haul a long rake of BCNA wagons past the curve at Bayyappanahalli in Bangalore. WDG4 #12639 is in the lead. The two locomotives, originally manufactured by EMD USA and then built in India, together amount to 8000 bhp. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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Photo of the WTC building Part of Brigade Gateway at Yeshwantpur, Bangalore

The World Trade Center, Bangalore

A picture of the 32-floor office skyscraper building of the “World Trade Center” in Bangalore, part of the Brigade Gateway complex at Rajajinagar near Yeshwantpur in Bangalore. The Pandita Deenadayala Flyover is the official name of the Yeshwantpur Flyover. If you see the building as slightly dark or blurred as if it were behind a wall of smoke or out ...

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