Tag Archives: Electric Locomotives

Photo of Yeshwantpur Howrah Premium Special Train Indian Railways

WAP4 22205 Heads the Full LHB Howrah Premium AC Special

Santragachi (SRC)’s tired-looking WAP4 #22205 heads the Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah AC “Premium” Special Express as it slowly rolls past Baiyyappanahalli railway station. The train had a full LHB rake (consist). LHB coaches are new technology spacious and lightweight aluminum coaches with big windows now found on all Rajdhanis and Shatabdis. It was an impossibly scorching day and I would have rather ...

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Picture of the Island Express train at Kottayam

The Island Stretches out at Kottayam with 22391 in the Lead

The 16525 Island Express to Bangalore stretches out in length at Kottayam railway station with all of its gleaming 2012 and 2013 manufactured coaches on a hot, cloudless sunny afternoon. Erode’s newly overhauled workhorse WAP4 #22391 heads the train standing tall looking all majestic and powerful though a bit splattered with dirt. The ERS-KYJ MEMU waits at the end of the other ...

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Newly painted electric loco WAP4 22665 in Kerala

Spotlessly Clean WAP4 22665 In-Your-Face!

Gleaming spotless in the Kerala summer sun, Erode’s freshly painted electric loco WAP4 #22665 looks in mint-fresh condition as it slams around a curve as it approaches  Kalamasserry station near Ernakulam in Kerala with the 12075 Trivandrum – Kozhikode Jan Shatabdi Express. The train on the opposite track was the two-hour late running Yeshwantpur – Kochuveli Garib Rath Express. Its bright off-red puts ...

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Two WAP4-led Trains Wait Side-by-Side at Ernakulam

Royapuram WAP4 #22887 and Erode WAP4 #22258 wait side by side facing in the same direction towards Ernakulam Junction at Ernakulam town with their 13351 Tata/Dhanbad – Alappuzha “Supercrawler” Express on the mainline and the 12516 Guwahati – Trivandrum “Forever Late” Express at the loop line on Platform 2 respectively as the 16525 Kanyakumari – Bangalore Island “Passenger” Express crawls ...

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Photo of WAP4 22787 electric locomotive

Royapuram’s Boeing 787 WAP4 #22787 Rolls Past Ernakulam Town

Indian Railways’ electric locomotive class WAP4 with road number (serial number) #22787 (Boeing 787 :)) of the Royapuram (RPM) Chennai Electric Locomotive Shed (ELS) rolls past Ernakulam Town (ERN) with the 16606 Nagercoil Jn – Mangalore Ernad Express in tow. The Assistant Loco Pilot waves the all-clear green flag which gleefully flutters as the train shines in the early morning sun. ...

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Lallaguda WAP4 22214 in Kerala

Lallaguda’s Offlink WAP4 with the Venad Express!

Offlink Lallaguda WAP4 #22214 speeds past Vaikom Road with the 16302 Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur Venad Express in tow on an insanely hot morning with the greenery of central Kerala in the background. An offlink, in railfan terms, is a locomotive that is not the regularly assigned one for a train. Offlinks create tremendous excitement among railfans. In this case, the magenta-ish red locomotive ...

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