Tag Archives: Venad Express

The Venad Express Stretches Out Between the two Ernakulams

Erode Electric Loco shed’s freshly POH’ed and painted electric engine WAP4 #22388 hauled 16301 Shoranur – Trivandrum Venad Express stretches out between Ernakulam Town (North) and Ernakulam Junction (South) at ERS home signal on a very wet day among blooming greenery waiting for the all-clear for it to enter Ernakulam Jn. The blue-blue livery of the train is broken by ...

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Lallaguda WAP4 22214 in Kerala

Lallaguda’s Offlink WAP4 with the Venad Express!

Offlink Lallaguda WAP4 #22214 speeds past Vaikom Road with the 16302 Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur Venad Express in tow on an insanely hot morning with the greenery of central Kerala in the background. An offlink, in railfan terms, is a locomotive that is not the regularly assigned one for a train. Offlinks create tremendous excitement among railfans. In this case, the magenta-ish red locomotive ...

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The Legendary Venad Express Speeds Up!

Royapuram’s WAP4 #22830 headed 16301 Venad Express speeds up dramatically as it starts on the loop line from Piravom Road Railway Station in Kerala on the way from Shoranur to Thiruvananthapuram via Ernakulam Jn and Kottayam. The Venad is probably Kerala’s oldest surviving Intercity Express, quite legendary at that, but like all Kerala trains is neglected and a victim of ...

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