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 couple of records in its name, including being the longest distance-running superfast train in India and the electric locomotive that runs the longest distance (12626 – New Delhi to Ernakulam) – a WAP4 from the Erode shed. The Kerala Express which started as the KK Express in 1977 still runs full packed year round and is Trivandrum division’s most premier train, which sadly has lost much of its former glory thanks to nonsense stoppage politics.