Trains

the 12075 Jan Shatabdi Express passing Ernakulam Town

The 12075 JanShatabdi Grumbles Past Ernakulam

The 12075 JanShatabdi Express from Kozhikode to Thiruvananthapuram Central slowly grumbles its way past Ernakulam Town with Erode’s WAP4 #22294 in the lead. The JS was once Kerala’s most prestigious train but is today ruined thanks to ridiculous stoppages introduced everywhere by populist politicians. The full length of the first coach is seen with the unique JanShatabdi livery and design. ...

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Picture of the Karnataka Express headed by the MLY ALCO Twins

The Legendary Karnataka Express with the MLY ALCO Twins!

On a heavily overcast day, the local superstar and king of SWR, the legendary 12628 Karnataka Express from New Delhi to Bangalore  City rolls onto home stretch from the YNK-KJM branch line onto the KJM-SBC mainline to finish the last 7 km of her epic 2400 km journey at Channasandra Bypass cabin, Bangalore. As it is with tradition, she is famously hauled ...

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Inside a First Class AC Coupe (2 seater) of Indian Railways

Inside a First Class AC “Honeymoon” Coupe :)

The interiors of a First Class AC (air conditioned) Coupe on Indian Railways’ trains (new LHB aluminium coach type with bigger windows). First Class is divided into Coupes (seating/sleeping for two) and Cabins (seating/sleeping for four) and have lockable doors ensuring complete privacy. This shot if from the “E” Coupe on the 16561/2 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Trivandrum Kochuveli AC Express. ...

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Freshly painted electric locomotive WAP4 22269

Fiery Red WAP4 #22269 Fresh Out of the Paint Shop!

Fresh out of the paint shop and looking fiery red and drop-dead gorgeous, Erode’s veteran Superstar WAP4 #22269 stands at Ernakulam Town with the 12677 Bangalore – Ernakulam Intercity Express and a dead WAP4 #22390 in tow. 22269 was just out of POH (Periodic Overhaul) which all locomotives and coaches have to undergo periodically for complete repair and overhaul. Spotting ...

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Garib Rath Express train seen through fog

The Garib Rath on a Sunny and Foggy Morning

The 12258 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Bangalore Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express headed by old-timer KJM WDM3A #18824 waits patiently in abeyance to a red signal on a foggy and sunny morning at Anekal Road railway station near Bangalore to let an oncoming train pass, looking ahead through the fog. The tracks ahead were completely obscured by fog but it lifted soon ...

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Twin WDG4 Diesel Goods Locomotives India

Twin WDG4 EMD Behemoths From Pune!

Twin EMDs of Pune loco shed idle, lights and presenting a show of their raw power, awaiting their turn to move forward. The 4000 hp humongous beasts are fast becoming the predominant Diesel traction freight locomotives on Indian Railways. Compared to the original GT46MAC models, the newer WDG4s have a more “rounded” look which sort of takes away some of ...

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