The Legendary Venad Express Speeds Up!

Royapuram’s WAP4 #22830 headed 16301 Venad Express speeds up dramatically as it starts on the loop line from Piravom Road Railway Station in Kerala on the way from Shoranur to Thiruvananthapuram via Ernakulam Jn and Kottayam. The Venad is probably Kerala’s oldest surviving Intercity Express, quite legendary at that, but like all Kerala trains is neglected and a victim of over-politicization.