Gomateshwara Express passes through thick greens of Western Ghat
A rare sight on this line, WDM3A with track recording equipment
Northbound Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express rounds a curve
Bangalore - Hubli Siddhaganga ICE cruises down a gradient
Yesvantpur-Mangalore Day Express on first run after lockdown
Loaded BCN rake with twin Gooty WDG4s in the lead
Mangalore-Yesvantpur Express climbs the Subrahmanya Ghats
This is the Subrahmanya Ghat section, which is a 55km mountain section in the South Western Railway Zone, in Karnataka state. One of the steepest and most dangerous ghats in the country, this section sees numerous landslides during the severe Monsoon season in addition to frequent encounters with wild animals. There are just two day trains passing through this amazingly beautiful section which lies in the heart of India's Western Ghats.
All trains going down the ghats get WDG4 multiple units in the front (known as Brakers) and trains going up the ghats get the same at the back (known as Bankers). The station at the top of the ghat section is Sakleshpur, while that at the bottom is Subrahmanya Road.
Twin WDG4s push the Mangalore-Yesvantpur Express up the ghats
Shimoga-Yesvantpur Jan Shatabdi Express in early morning light
Yesvantpur - Vasco Express in the evening light
Bondamunda EMDs with half of a mixed rake
Northbound Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express
Hubli WDG4+WDG4D leading a Southbound, loaded BCNA consist
Talguppa-Bengaluru Express with twin WDP4 20008+20006