Trains

Full length view of Jan Shatabdi Express

Full Length View of the 12082 Jan Shatabdi Express

Freshly painted SR AJJ WAP1 #22041 in full WAP4 livery rests at Kottayam with the 12082 Trivandrum – Kannur Jan Shatabdi Express. The first two coaches are in regular Jan Shatabdi livery while most of the remaining are pasted over with advertisement wraps of different colors for Joy Alukkas jewelers, Madhyamam newspaper and others. The WAP1, with mid-mounted headlamps no less, ...

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Rare occurance when a Dual-Cab Goods loco WDG4D and a Passenger Loco WDP4B hauled an Express Train

Love is When a Goods and Passenger EMD Locos Haul an Express Train!

Two EMD Diesel behemoths: Kalyan’s Dual-Cab Freight Locomotive WDG4D #70380 and Bhagat-ki-Kothi’s (Jodhpur) Single-Cab Passenger Loco WDP4B #40082 together haul the 12977 Ernakulam – Ajmer Marusagar Express at Chalakudy, Kerala! Now this is absolutely rare since usually always locos of the same class are coupled together, even more so as the WDG4D is a rare class of loco and hardly spotted ...

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Photo of Kerala Express train in its Full Length

The Legendary Kerala Express in its Full 24 Coach Length!

The 12625 Thiruvananthapuram – New Delhi Kerala Superfast Express seen in its full 24-coach length just outside Aluva in Kerala. It is so long that the rear end is reduced to a blur! Here it is seen with its regular link – an Erode WAP4 –  the gleaming #22904 this time, which will be detached at Erode. The legend holds a ...

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The Chennai – Bangalore – Mysore Shatabdi in all its Glory!

A long-range photograph showing the blue LHB rake interspersed with some unique white liveried coaches of the Prince of the Southern Railway, the 12007 Chennai – Bangalore – Mysore Shatabdi Express, as it glides past an open field after passing Jolarpettai junction hauled by Erode’s WAP4 #22549, at the point where the JTJ bypass meets the Chennai – Bangalore main line. This ...

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KJM WDP4 EMD Diesel Locomotive heading the Prasanthi Express at Baiyyappanahalli Bangalore

A “Real” Train: SHF KJM’s WDP4 #20056 Heads the Prasanti Express

Just another full-length train pic. Krishnarajapuram (KJM) diesel loco shed’s WDP4 EMD #20056 heads the 18463 Bhubaneshwar – Bangalore City Prasanti Express in its meaty SHF mode as it cruises past Bayyappanahalli. The EMD had been hauling it from Guntur where it took over from a Lallaguda WAP4. #20056 is equipped with cameras and LCD monitors for better performance in LHF ...

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WAM4 class the oldest Indian Electric Locomotive in service

The Trusty Old Monk with the Sheshadri Express

Arakkonan electric loco shed’s trusted oldie WAM4 #21255 goes past Baiyyappanahalli with the 17209 Bangalore – Kakinada Town Sheshadri Express on an olvercast, cloudy day, and it started drizzling as soon as the train disappeared beyond the starter signal. The Old Monk (how WAM4s are fondly known) will haul the train all the way until Vijayawada, from where a diesel ...

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