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The new railway station at Velankanni

The “Grand” Velankanni Railway Station

The railway station building at Velankanni, Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. Velankanni is famous as a Christian pilgrimage center and the station building reflects the Gothic style architecture used when building churches. The station is relatively new, only three years old and is the end point of a small 10 km spur from Nagapattinam Junction. Only one daily express train to ...

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RPM WAP7 electric locomotive of the Indian Railways with the Chennai-Bangalore Intercity at night

The Mighty WAP7 and the Colors of the Night!

Awash in the colors of the night, the mighty (and somewhat dirty) WAP7 #30367 of the Royapuram shed stands tall at the Krishnarajapuram (KJM) railway station in Bangalore with the 12609 Chennai – Bangalore Intercity Express in tow. The red on the face of the loco comes from the signals up front, the yellow from the numerous sodium-vapor lamps everywhere and ...

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Photo of interiors of the AC First Class Cabin on Indian Railways

Indian Railways’ AC First Class Cabin (on the Island Express)

This is how the interiors of an AC First Class cabin on an Indian (Railways) train looks like. A cabin can seat/sleep four people as opposed to a coupe which is for two people only. Both feature lockable doors ensuring complete privacy along with wardrobes etc. This cabin is from the 16525/6 Kanyakumari – Bangalore – Kanyakumari Island Express. The Island ...

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13351 Alappuzha - Dhanbad Express headed by Indian Railways electric engine WAP4 22221

Full Length: WAP4 “Rear View Mirrors” 22221 with 13351 Tata Express

The average Indian (Railways) passenger train is so long that its other end cannot even be viewed properly. In this case, the 13351 Alappuzha – Dhanbad Express rushes towards Aluva in Kerala with the far end of the train shrouded in the early morning mist. The 13351 “supercrawler” isn’t even among the longest trains in India. It is headed by ...

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Gooty WDM3A class locomotives diesel engines of Indian Railways

Gooty’s Spotless ALCO Twins Dazzle in their Fresh Blue Livery

South Central Railway’s (SCR) spotlessly clean WDM3A Diesel locomotives (engines) #11371 and #11342 idle at Krishnarajapuram sporting the shed’s dazzling blue and white livery. The hunks look mighty and dashing with hood-mounted DBRs and spotlessly clean lines, shining in their fresh paint job. The bright red cowcatcher (the front “bumper” of the locomotive) add an especially good contrast to the overall imposing looks ...

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Photo of the MEMU train at Kottayam in Kerala

The Ernakulam – Kollam MEMU at Kottayam

The 66301 Ernakulam Jn – Kayankulam Jn MEMU arrives at Kottayam railway station looking like a huge yellow-blue colored metal worm. The train is well patronized but is almost always late, consistently. Full form and definition of MEMU is Mainline Electric Multiple Unit, which means that though it is exactly the same as the EMUs (locals) or Mumbai, Chennai etc, it ...

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