Small trainset of 8 carriages in normal livery VANDE BHARAT Express bound for Thiruvananthapuram Central crossing Kaithapuzha lake on a partly sunny afternoon.
Crossing Kaithapuzha lake
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Guruvayur Intercity Express climbing a gradient
Canon EOS R6 Mark II with L series lens became part of my camera family after my first R series camera, Canon EOS R 10. My first train click with new cam is legendry MALABAR Express with ERODE DLS WAP-4 on perfect sunny morning. I really loved the result in the first and I believe that there is lots of features to be tapped in the coming days.
First shot with new cam Canon EOS R6 Mark II of Malabar Express
The new tangerine & grey VANDE BHARAT Express has a tight schedule to keep. So to ease the pressure, a pairing trainset is added so that this pairing trainset does the return journey from Thiruvananthapuram Central in case the other gets delayed. Moreover this arrangement gives ample time for maintenance for both trainset at Kochuveli yard. The second trainset happens to be in the usual blue and white livery and consist of 8 cars.
WAP-4 22201, the first loco in WAP-4 series, an old workhorse of 28 years old now based in BEZAWADA shed. Recently the shed decided to give a facelift to this old workhorse by giving the color scheme of BHILAI shed WAM-4. WAM-4 have completely retired from mainline duties. Yesterday I got lucky to capture this old workhorse in new and unique paint scheme powering Kollam Jn - Nagercoil Jn Express. It was also special moment to capture this first WAP-4 before it is decommissioned.
Pairing trainset of new Vande Bharat Express
Old wine in new bottle !!!
Old admiring new !!! Old ICF carriage of Maveli Express watching the new generation trainset passing through. It was the first commercial run of the newly introduced Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Central - Kasaragod VANDE BHARAT Express. Left Kasaragod at 0700 hrs and reached Thiruvananthapuram Central by 1445 hrs. Bang on time.
Bang on time on the first commercial run from Kasaragod
On 76th Independence day, ERODE shed gave one of their WAP-7 and unique livery known as AKAM 2.0 livery. It was designed by an engineer at the ERODE Electric Shed. While I waiting for Vande Bharat Express, I got lucky with this ERODE WAP-7. Usually I miss all these unique colored locos. But this time luck favored me. In the picture, ERODE WAP-7 powering Yoga Nagari Rishikesh Express towards Kochuveli.