When the coaching yards at Thiruvananthapuram Central and Kochuveli get filled with trains waiting for maintenance, some trains will be moved to the sidings of the stations between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Kollam Jn. In the picture. ARAKKONAM WAP-4 moving to the siding with an empty consist of Thiruvananthapuram Central - Mumbai CSMT Express.
ARAKKONAM WAP-4 with an empty consist moving to a siding
8 hours late start KORBA Express with ARAKKONAM WAP-4
@doctortrainspotter Okay...I think in the generator car also the port is of same height
Old WAP-7 retrofitted with hotel load port in a strange way
@Maersk.146 Thank you !!!
2600th picture in Trainspo !!!
No humming of the WDP-4D loco, no noise of the generator cars as the carriages are being powered from the WAP-7, Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express passed by me silently, powered by KANPUR WAP-7 on the first electric traction run of Thiruvananthapuram Central to H.Nizamuddin, a distance of 3149 kms
End to end electric traction begins with KANPUR WAP-7
Thiruvananthapuram Mail Superfast Express rolling down gradient
Surprise spotting of HOWRAH WAP-7 from Kolkatta in Eastern India, hauling Thiruvananthapuram Mail Superfast Express down South .....
Swarna Jayanti Express with ARAKKONAM WAP-4
I have been spotting Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express for many years as this train connects my state capital, Thiruvananthapuram which is also my home city with the national capital, New Delhi. It is a premium class train too. For years I had been spotting this train with different class of ALCos like WDP-3A, WDM-3A & WDM-3D. As ALCos vanished from mainline duties, WDP-4D class took charge. Meantime, the Konkan section got electrified, it was time for diesel traction to say farewell to this prestigious train. So as per the Railway Board directive, September 20, 2022 the last diesel traction run started from Thiruvananthapuram Central. It was a sad moment to see the last run of diesel traction passing me leaving me with fond memories of this train with ALCos & EMDs