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Guwahati Trivandrum Express near Aluva with ED WAP4 22221

Speeding ED WAP4 22221 Glows in the Evening Sun

One of Erode’s star electric locomotives, the WAP4 #22221 with the infamous 12508 Guwahati – Trivandrum Express rushes in a hurry to stop at Aluva. The 12508 which at one time held the dubious distinction of the “most late train” on Indian Railways but was on time to the dot that day! The sun was setting and a golden glow was cast everywhere ...

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Photo of Indian Railways electric locomotive wap4 22220 with the Himsagar express

The Faded Orange Train Waits Beside the Green Wall

Erode’s classic electric locomotive WAP4 #22220 heading an equally famous train the 16318 Jammu – Kanyakumari Himasagar Express waits patiently on the mainline at Ettumanur, Kerala for the Jan Shatabdi to cross it on the loop on the KTYM – MNTT single line. The loco used to be bright orange but the color has faded drastically over time. It stands next ...

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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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Full length picture of Alappuzha - Tata/Dhanbad Express in Kerala

The “Supercrawler” Alappuzha – Dhanbad Express in Full Form

The famous 13352 Alappuzha – Dhanbad/Tata “supercrawler” Express rushes past all the greenery with the RPM WAP4 #22872 towards its next halt, Thrissur. It was quite a task getting the train in this frame as it was going at good speed despite its name and reputation. This train is quite an anachronism as against tradition it has very less stops ...

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Photo of Prashanti Express headed by KJM WDP4 Diesel Locomotive

Monster EMD Curves out of BYPL with the Prashanti Express

Krishnarajapuram’s EMD WDP4 #20034 heads the 18464 Bangalore – Bhubaneshwar Prashanti Express as it curves out past Baiyyappanahalli railway station. These massive muscular American diesel locomotives present an imposing and intimidating stance which no electric locos can match! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Reddit Love This Pocket Gmail

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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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