Tag Archives: Railway Stations

The New Krishnarajapuram (KR Puram) Railway Station Building

The new Krishnarajapuram (KR Puram) railway station building entrance on Platform 4 facing the Ring Road,  a bit before the current “entrance” at the junction under the hanging bridge. Very discreetly SWR constructed this in a time span of 6 months, and will be the official main entrance to the station from now on. As of now the official station building is on ...

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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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Erode WAP4 #22255 at Changanasserry

Dirty ED WAP4 #22255 Arrives with the TVC Mail

A very dirty WAP4 #22255 of Southern Railways’ Erode Electic Loco Shed arrives at Changanasserry Railway Station hauling the famous 12623 Chennai Central – Thiruvananthapuram Mail. The locomotive badly needs a wash, as it looks like it had picked up all that the rains the previous night could throw at it. WAP4s hauling the “Madras Mail” as it is lovingly ...

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A Gulmohar tree in full bloom on the platfomr at Anekal Railway Station near Bangalore

A Gulmohar Tree in Full Bloom on a Railway Platform!

A Gulmohar flowering tree (Delonix Regia) stands in full beautiful bloom at the Anekal Road railway station just outside Bangalore, Karnataka. The station is located close to the border of Karnataka with Tamil Nadu on the Bangalore – Hosur -Salem line. It is heartening to see that the Indian Railways have a policy of building platforms keeping their flora on ...

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Approaching Coimbatore Junction Railway Station…

We approach Coimbatore Junction on the 12677 Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express on a rainy and cloudy afternoon, half an hour late. A WAP4 can be seen up ahead which is ready for departure with the Kovai Express to Chennai. A long rake can be seen parked in the yard as well. Coimbatore Jn has more than 100 trains passing through/originating there. ...

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Platforms and Parallel Railway Tracks at Carmelram Railway Station, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

Parallel Tracks at the Quaint Carmelaram Station

The Platform and parallel tracks at the little Carmelaram (code: CLRM) Railway Station on Sarjapur Road, Bangalore on the Bangalore – Hosur – Salem line. The station is fairly new, and four express trains stop here every day. The little station has only one box-like building and floor-level platforms and no overbridge. But it is beautiful and scenic, set in ...

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