Tag Archives: Locomotives

Twin ALCo Diesel engines haul the Bangalore - Ernakulam Intercity Express

The ALCo Diesel Double Headed Ernakulam Intercity Express!

Erode’s twin deep blue and white WDM3As (#16673 and #14045) together chug furiously as the 12677 Bangalore Ernakulam Superfast Intercity Express blasts past the stationary Kochuveli – Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express. The Intercity recently became double headed with the two ALCo diesels chugging out 6200 units of pure horsepower between them hauling the 21-coach Intercity through the Hosur – Salem line filled with heavy gradients ...

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WDG3A Diesel Locomotive of Ernakulam

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. ...

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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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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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