Bangalore’s Local “Bullet” Train :)

This train seen here is a passenger train and not a bullet train, though people in Bangalore refer to it as the “local” bullet train owing to its streamlined looks (and not because of its speed). This rake is part of a new kind of design for Indian Railways’ multiple unit trains which need no separate locomotives but have their driving motors distributed throughout the train. Now this is a DEMU (Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit) which runs on diesel. The train still looks awesome though it paint has faded substantially. It has bigger, more “vertical” windows compared to the conventional small, square windows. Now please replicate this throughout, please?

SWR’s DEMU rake running the morning 06591/06592 Yeshwantpur – Hosur – Yeshwantpur passenger special service stands waiting at Heelalige as my 12258 Garib Rath from Kochuveli to YPR crosses it. (Not sure if the guy was taking a leak or just standing there)

SWR KJM WDG3A #14691 at SBC

Diesel powerhouse of the Indian Railways looking solid! Krishnarajapuram (KJM) WDG3A #14691 seen at Bangalore City Railway Station napping attached to an empty rake in tow. This locomotive (engine) is meant particularly for hauling freight (goods) trains.

Green and Yellow! Garib Rath AC 3 Tier Coach

A bright green and yellow Air Conditioned 3 Tiered Sleeper Coach of the 12258 Kochuveli – Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express standing at Banaswadi Railway Station. Garib Rath trains (Green/Yellow), Rajdhanis (Red/Grey), Shatabdis (Grey/Blue) and Durontos (Lime Greenish Design) are the only trains which do not have the boring all-blue livery among Indian Railways trains. These trains are “premium” and are very less in number, usually all-airconditioned.