Trains

Picture of 12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garibrath express train hauled by offlink GOC Alco WDG3A

Green Everywhere! Green Garib Rath Headed by Green Offlink!

Headed by an epic GOC offlink, the 12258 Kochuveli – Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express waits patiently at Kelamangalam in Tamil Nadu 10 km south of Hosur early in the morning for the 12677 Ernakulam Intercity to cross past it. This was a green-letter day in the GR’s history. Its regular loco link, a KJM WDM/G3A had failed the previous day at ...

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WAP7 locomotive with the Sanghamitra Express train India

The WAP7 Hurries Past Kasturi Nagar with the Sanghamitra Express

Southern Railway’s Royapuram shed’s WAP7 #30363 leading the 12295 Sanghamitra Superfast Express from Bangalore to Patna hurries past Kasturi Nagar  in Bangalore (between Baiyyappanahalli and Krishnarajapuram) on a bright sunny morning. This is the spot where the Yeshwantpur – Hosur railway line passes over the Bangalore – Chennai rail line and later over Old Madras Road. The WAP7 was at ...

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Photo of the Chennai Mysore Shatabdi Express

The 12007 ‘James Bond’ Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi Cruises Past BYPL

Southern Railway’s fastest train, the 12007 “James Bond” Chennai – Mysore Shatabdi Express cruises past Bayyappanahalli a couple of minutes late on its way towards the end of its non-stop run from Chennai to Bangalore. I was trying to capture this train for years now, but never got there on time. I was so excited that I fudged up the ...

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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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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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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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