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Ernakulam Twins at Ernakulam North

The double-headed 56362 Ernakulam Jn – Nilambur Road passenger train stands at Ernakulam Town station one fine rain-cooled morning. The train is headed by two MU’ed WDM3A locomotives of the Ernakulam ERS Diesel Loco Shed (DLS) #17894 and #14125, standing glistening in their fresh, scrubbed orange-cream livery, in sharp contrast to the lush green canopy of the rain tree. The ...

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The 16315 Bangalore-Kochuveli Express Runs with the Evening Sun

The 16315 Bangalore City-Trivandrum Kochuveli Express curves past the famous Baiyyappanahalli curve like it does every day on its daily run to God’s Own Country every evening. The setting sun reflects off the side on the loco, Royapuram electric loco shed’s WAP4 22841. It was the day when I went wandering around Bangalore taking a lot of photographs, finishing the day ...

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Kochi Metro Train Approaching Aluva Station Through Heavy Rain

The Kochi Metro Train Approaches Aluva Station in Heavy Rain

The turquoise-green Alstom Metropolis trainset of the Kochi Metro slowly changes tracks as it makes it way to the platform at the Aluva Metro station amidst heavy rains. The rain was falling in torrents in typical Kerala style, and the sky was completely overcast and dark. The “non-functioning) clock tower of the Aluva municipality can also be seen. Kochi Metro in ...

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A Freight Train in India Hauled by Twin EMD Diesel Locomotives

Hubli diesel locomotive shed’s WDG4D “Vijay” #40642 and a cousin WDG4, dedicated freight diesel locomotives of the Indian Railways haul a high-capacity BCNHL rake (covered wagon – heavy loading) seen at Sasthamkotta railway station in Kerala one early morning. The WDG4D is an indigenously developed version of the EMD WDG4 locomotive (EMD GTMAC64), by adding an additional drivers cab so it ...

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Veteran WAP1 #22007 “Bond” Hauls the JanShatabdi in Kerala

The name is Bond, James Bond. The venerable WAP1 #22007 of Arakkonam is seen braving a hot sun under clear blue skies hauling the 12081 Kannur-Trivandrum JanShatabdi Express on the newly opened double line between Changanasserry and Thiruvalla in Kerala. As the 7th WAP1 ever produced, almost 25 years old and nearing the end of its eventful service life, the ...

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Twin ALCO diesel locomotives hauling the Garib Rath express train in Kerala India

The Turqouise Twins at Kochuveli with the Yeshwantpur Garib Rath

Twin ALCO WDM3As, (#18704 and #16296) in the classic blue-turquoise-blue livery of the Krishnarajapuram KJM diesel loco shed wait at Trivandrum Kochuveli railway terminus with the 12258 Kochuveli – Bangalore Yeshwantpur Garib Rath express. This train was until recently hauled by a single KJM ALCO locomotive, but now gets two of them, a great and stunning upgrade! Twin ALCOs are ...

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