Ernakulam’s Orange Hunk Hauls the Garib Rath on the Konkan Railway

Ernakulam ERS diesel loco shed’s Diesel Locomotive WDM3A #14046, one of ERS most trusted and oldest workhorses blasts past Anjani on the Konkan Railway with the 12202 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Mumbai Kurla LTT Garib Rath in tow. The orange-cream-orange livery of the Ernakulam hunk contrasts nicely with the green of the Garib Rath, the stunning green of the Konkan and the bright deep blue of the early morning sky. You can see the flagman waving his green flag at the orange hunk as it rushes by (Look how small he is in front of the locomotive!). Anjani is in Maharashtra nearer to Panvel and is one of Konkan’s most beautiful stations.

Ernakulam’s Orange WDG3A Shows her “True Colors”

Ernakulam Diesel Loco shed’s (ERS) WDG3A #14835 diesel locomotive rushes towards Idapalli with the Ernakulam – Nilambur passenger in tow. Behind the peeling and flaking paint of ERS’s standard beautiful orange and cream livery can be seen the old paint of her previous green and cream livery of the Golden Rock (Ponmalai) Diesel Loco Shed, Trichy, the shed it belong to before it was transferred to ERS. The WDG3A is a specialized goods engine but shortage of locos forces these to be used for passenger services too. This full-length photo was taken with quite a bit of difficulty at a tight angle from another train.

The Dual-Cab WDP4D EMD Stretches out in Full Length!

The WDP4D is the double cab version of the WDP4 and WDP4B, made by Indian Railways to silence the criticism about its odd shaped LHF end. This was made possible by attaching a cab to the cab-less end of the original EMD, which looks a bit awkward, though and at the same time making the long EMD even longer! Managed to take this shot in one take after a lot of work and leveling without using a flash. The “LHF” cab’s profile is sadly obstructed by a coach-position indicator.