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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Photo of the MEMU train at Kottayam in Kerala

The Ernakulam – Kollam MEMU at Kottayam

The 66301 Ernakulam Jn – Kayankulam Jn MEMU arrives at Kottayam railway station looking like a huge yellow-blue colored metal worm. The train is well patronized but is almost always late, consistently. Full form and definition of MEMU is Mainline ...

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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 ...

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Newly painted electric loco WAP4 22665 in Kerala

Spotlessly Clean WAP4 22665 In-Your-Face!

Gleaming spotless in the Kerala summer sun, Erode’s freshly painted electric loco WAP4 #22665 looks in mint-fresh condition as it slams around a curve as it approaches  Kalamasserry station near Ernakulam in Kerala with the 12075 Trivandrum – Kozhikode Jan Shatabdi Express. ...

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