Tag Archives: Locomotives

WAM4 class the oldest Indian Electric Locomotive in service

The Trusty Old Monk with the Sheshadri Express

Arakkonan electric loco shed’s trusted oldie WAM4 #21255 goes past Baiyyappanahalli with the 17209 Bangalore – Kakinada Town Sheshadri Express on an olvercast, cloudy day, and it started drizzling as soon as the train disappeared beyond the starter signal. The Old Monk (how WAM4s are fondly known) will haul the train all the way until Vijayawada, from where a diesel ...

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Chennai - Bangalore - Mysore Shatabdi Express with a WAP7 at Baiyyappanahalli

The Mysore Shatabdi Headed by a Spotless “Milkybar” WAP7!

The Prince of Southern Railway, the 12007 Chennai Central – Bangalore – Mysore Shatabdi Express blasts towards Baiyyappanahalli 10 minutes before time headed by a freshly POH-ed (Periodically Overhauled) WAP7, the gleaming, spotlessly clean #30357 of Royapuram Electric Loco Shed, Chennai. I was able to capture the entire train with its all-LHB consist for this photo while the WAP7 was ...

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Picture of 12258 Kochuveli Yeshwantpur Garibrath express train hauled by offlink GOC Alco WDG3A

Green Everywhere! Green Garib Rath Headed by Green Offlink!

Headed by an epic GOC offlink, the 12258 Kochuveli – Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express waits patiently at Kelamangalam in Tamil Nadu 10 km south of Hosur early in the morning for the 12677 Ernakulam Intercity to cross past it. This was a green-letter day in the GR’s history. Its regular loco link, a KJM WDM/G3A had failed the previous day at ...

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WAP7 locomotive with the Sanghamitra Express train India

The WAP7 Hurries Past Kasturi Nagar with the Sanghamitra Express

Southern Railway’s Royapuram shed’s WAP7 #30363 leading the 12295 Sanghamitra Superfast Express from Bangalore to Patna hurries past Kasturi Nagar  in Bangalore (between Baiyyappanahalli and Krishnarajapuram) on a bright sunny morning. This is the spot where the Yeshwantpur – Hosur railway line passes over the Bangalore – Chennai rail line and later over Old Madras Road. The WAP7 was at ...

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Photo of the Chennai Mysore Shatabdi Express

The 12007 ‘James Bond’ Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi Cruises Past BYPL

Southern Railway’s fastest train, the 12007 “James Bond” Chennai – Mysore Shatabdi Express cruises past Bayyappanahalli a couple of minutes late on its way towards the end of its non-stop run from Chennai to Bangalore. I was trying to capture this train for years now, but never got there on time. I was so excited that I fudged up the ...

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Image of WAG9H green livery india's most powerful electric locomotive

India’s Most Powerful Locomotive Hauls a Passenger Train

Far away from home, East Central Railways’ Gomoh (GMO) shed’s WAG9H class “Green Goblin” #31332 electric locomotive is seen near Bangalore Cantonment BNC hauling the 56507 Marikuppam – Bangalore City “Swarna” Passenger. The WAG9H is a dedicated freight locomotive and is also India’s heaviest, most powerful and technically most advanced locomotive with 6350 hp power output and weighing 135 tonnes, ...

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