Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Trip Report: 00611 TVC-KJM “Suvidha” Special

Southern Railway had announced that they would run the “Premium”, now renamed Suvidha special train on the same kickass timetable of the 22657/8 Trivandrum – Bangalore City – TVC Premium that was announced in the 2014-15 railway budget to on ...

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The Problem with Indian Trains looking like Dinosaurs

A Dirty Coach of Southern Railway part of he KCVL - Bangalore Express

“Development” is a tricky word, especially when used in the context it is used in India nowadays. “Development” should ideally refer to “an improvement in way of life” or something like that supported by positive human quality of life indicators, ...

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AC Electric Locomotives Roster: The WAM Series!

After Indian Railways switched over to 25kV alternating current traction all over its network rendering DC traction and DC (and AC/DC) locomotives obsolete, AC electric locomotives are currently the reigning superstars of Indian Railways. They are the fastest and most ...

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How Indian Railways fell behind the rest of the World

Dirty Train Coach Southern Railway

Southern Railway’s Salem – Erode section, part of the Jolarpettai – Coimbatore mainline is a relatively straight line resting on particularly solid terrain and is one of South India’s “highest speed” stretches. It was built by the British Great Southern ...

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Why Are Indian Railways Trains So Slow?

The Second Slowest Train in Kerala the Kanyakumari - Bangalore Island Express at Kottayam station

The Indian Railways is totally awesome when it comes to scale, coordination, operations and locomotives, no two doubts about that. But when it comes to speed, quality of service, aesthetics and looks, our railways are still stuck in the 19th ...

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