A collection of various IR images shot during my travels on IR during my trip.
6057 The Chennai-Tirupati Saptagiri Express just out of Arakkonam.
Note the pleasing yellow over green livery. This is a push-pull type of
train. Currently the train is being push from behind by a AJJ WAM4. The two
tracks on the left are the mainlines to Bangalore and Coimbatore.
The line to Renugunta and beyond(Mumbai) finally bifurcates here,
about 1 Km from the location of the above photo. The two lines to the left
are ofcourse the mainlines to Bangalore and Coimbatore.
AJJ WAM4D-6P 20613 seen at Renugunta was at the tail of Saptagiri
Express till Renugunta. Since there is a reversal for Saptagiri Exp. here at
Renigunta, WAM4 will now lead the train to Tirupati, a distance of 10Km.
Thus avoiding the loco switchover, which is probably one of main reasons for
this push-pull arrangement.
AJJ WAM4 20613 at Tirupati. This rake will now work 6054 the
Tirupathi-Chennai express in about 25 Min.
A week later, the same AJJ WAM4 20613 as previous two photos was
waiting at Bangalore to haul 2008, the Mysore-Chennai Shatabdi Express.
Curious onlookers at Bangarpet gawking at 2008, the MYS-MAS Shatabdi
Express, the most importent train of the day to pass through BWT, where it
has slowed down to about 25Kmph.
This rare dual guage track starts from Mysore to Ashokapuram workshop,
a distance of 5Km. on the Mysore-Chamarajanagar MG line. This is to facilitate
access for broad guage rolling stock to the Ashokapuram workshop. Location of
this photo is near a level crossing in Jayanagar, a suburb of Mysore.