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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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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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Picture of the Arakkonam WAP1 bringing the Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express train to Kottayam

Lucky Number 13 With India’s (28 hr Late) Longest Distance Train

On a chilly morning where it looked like it would rain (and it did), Arakkonam’s 25-year old WAP1 #22013 crawls into Kottayam bringing in India’s train with the longest running distance, the 15606 Vivek Express from Dibrugarh in Assam the very eastern frontier of India to Kanyakumari on the southern most tip. The train was scheduled at 0340 on a Wednesday. ...

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