Tag Archives: Locomotives

Mint Fresh EMD WDP4 Long Hood Forward at Makalidurga!

Blue everywhere as freshly painted KJM WDP4 #20057 heads “Long Hood Forward” (LHF) with the Coimbatore – Mumbai Kurla Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) express through the Makalidurga railway station on the Bangalore – Hyderabad mainline as dusk fell. The 4000 hp diesel-electric locomotive with its famous V16 diesel engine was ultra clean on its exterior with not even a single speck ...

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Picture of the Arakkonam WAP1 bringing the Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express train to Kottayam

Lucky Number 13 With India’s (28 hr Late) Longest Distance Train

On a chilly morning where it looked like it would rain (and it did), Arakkonam’s 25-year old WAP1 #22013 crawls into Kottayam bringing in India’s train with the longest running distance, the 15606 Vivek Express from Dibrugarh in Assam the very eastern frontier of India to Kanyakumari on the southern most tip. The train was scheduled at 0340 on a Wednesday. ...

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Picture of Bangalore Yeshwantpur - Howrah Duronto Express Train

WAP4 22350 Heads the Howrah “Shiny Windows” Duronto!

Santragachi’s (SRC) WAP4 #22350 heads the 12246 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah Duronto Express as it crawls past Baiyyappanahalli in Bangalore on its almost 2000 km journey. The windows of the train happily reflect the morning sunshine reflecting off the platform. The 5350 hp electric locomotive will singlehandedly haul the (technically) nonstop train on its 29 hour journey at an ...

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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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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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Photo of the AC Double Decker train on Indian Railways

A Dirty WAP7 With a Dirty AC Double Decker near Bayappanahalli

The very dirty Royapuram WAP7 30362 rolls past Sadananda Nagar near Baiyyappanahalli with the 22625 Chennai Central – Bangalore AC Double Decker with all its 12 coaches trailing behind. Check out the patterns someone had drawn on the dirty locomotive! It was about to rain and actually quite dark for that time of the day that I had to crank up the ...

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