On an insanely sunny afternoon, under a brilliant blue sky, SER Santragachi SRC shed’s brick red WAP4 #22398 cruises towards Baiyyappanahalli in Bangalore with the 12245 Howrah-Yeshwantpur Duronto Express on the very final leg of its journey with its characteristic Duronto-liveried hybrid-LHB coaches. The WAP4 is painted brick red with a white stripe, unlike most WAP4s which are orange-red with a cream stripe. This 5350 hp electric locomotive hauls the train single-handedly for its entire 2500 km, 34-hour journey. This is also one of IR’s most successful Durontos, running on waiting lists the year round. See more pictures of the Howrah Duronto here and here.
Santragachi’s (SRC) WAP4 #22350 heads the 12246 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah Duronto Express as it crawls past Baiyyappanahalli in Bangalore on its almost 2000 km journey. The windows of the train happily reflect the morning sunshine reflecting off the platform. The 5350 hp electric locomotive will singlehandedly haul the (technically) nonstop train on its 29 hour journey at an average speed of 67 kph. This 5-day a week train is one of the most successful Durontos on Indian Railways, seats always fully sold out for the entire two months in advance. Here is another picture of the same train.
One of Indian Railway’s most successful and highest revenue generating trains, the 12246 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah Duronto Express blasts past Sadananda Nagar in Bangalore on the very first leg of its journey under a scorching sun. A blazing red WAP4 #22500 of the Santragachi electric loco shed of the South Eastern Railway (SER) was in charge. This single locomotive alone completes the entire (technically) non-stop journey of 2000 km. The train is waitlisted year round.