Heritage steam run 2005.12.26

A short 35 KM run behind a WP for the Minister of State for Railways, R. Velu from Arakkonam to Walajah Road (the minister's constituency).

Date: 2006-01-04
Owner: R Anand
Size: 9 items

Managed to capture the special train on the day before the actual run in Royapuram thanks to spirited driving by Anand Krishnan. The train was on a test run. The old cosmetically restored Royapuram station is visible.


Caught the WP later at Egmore when it was being towed back to its siding by a WAG5.


Waiting to be moved to the actual departure platform at Arakkonam.


Ready for departure from Arakkonam. Driver K. M. Seshadri, assistent driver Philip Jeremiah and fireman Syed Amanulla in the cab of the WP.


The WP is blasting away on the down line. Wonderful music and perfume!


Halt at Sholinghur.


Discussing how the back up the train so as to fill up water with the guard.


Reached the destination - Walajah Road. A large band was waiting at the station to greet the the minister.


The crew and others who made the run possible.