Beautiful Bangalore Mysore Line
The video starts with Tuticorin Mysore Express led by ED WDM-2 gliding
through Nayandahalli.. Then WDM-2 shows its true power as we blast through
Hejjala.. Then we move out of Ramanagaram and cross Arkavati river.. The
double track ends here.. Then we slow down as we approach Channapatna.....
After departing from Channapatna we cruise through the fields.. the
doubling work done till now can be seen... We slow down as we enter
Mandya Station.... Again we zoom through greenery after departing from
Mandya and also pass Yeliyur station... Then we pass Loka pavani Bridge....
Then we enter the beautiful Srirangapatna.. we cross both the Kaveri bridge
as well.... we finally enter Mysore outer and pass goods yard.. then we
meet the Hassan Mysore line... Then we pass the poor YDM-4 getting eaten by
overgrowth.. Then we see the MG coaches being broken down as the train
enters the platform of Mysore Junction...
Location: Between Bangalore and Mysore
Camera : Canon IXUS 120 IS
EMD Mutes ALCO's Chugging.....
Kacheguda Yesavntpur Express led by KJM WDP-4 mutes the Chugging sound of
GTL WDM-2 waiting in the loop line with Yesvantpur Vijaywada Passenger...
Camera : CANON SX30 IS..
Surprise! Udyan Express with a UBL WDG4!
June 27 2010, 0713hrs.
UBL WDG4 #12045(Surprise No.1) comes honking madly with the 6529 CSTM - SBC
Udyan Express and comes to a halt just before the LC signal(Surprise No.2).
More honking follows after which it starts again and notches up quickly and
accelerates towards Bangalore. The reason for the stop-go was that the LC
signal wiring had been damaged by some miscreants and was not working. So
all trains have to stop and then proceed at this point.
Location: No idea! Somewhere on the Bangalore - Doddaballapur Road!
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.
UDYAN EXPRESS ASCENDS BHOR GHATS WITH BANKERS
16529 Bangalore City bound , Mumbai CSTM - SBC Udyan Express hauled by
namma KJM WDP-4 20059 EMD ascends the Bhor ghats along with WAG-7 Kalyan
Bankers helping the train to climb up the ghats .
Udyan Express is one of the three trains connecting Bombay, the financial
capital of India to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore. It is one of
the important trains operated by the South Western Railway which operates
on a daily basis. It generally gets the best locomotives that the
infrastructure can support. This train has been numbered as 16529/16530 and
hence falls under the South Western Railways with its maintenance being
performed at Bangalore. The train has good housekeeping services on board
due to which trained personnel clean the compartments at regular intervals.
The train has been named as the "Udyan Express" since Bangalore is a green
city. The word "Udyan" means a garden in Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi. It is
aptly named as the Udyan Express since Bangalore is known to be dotted with
many public and private gardens.
The Udyan Express covers 1153 kilometres between Bombay and Bangalore. The
journey lasts 24 hours 50 minutes as the train passes through Maharashtra,
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh before pulling into Bangalore City Junction. It
is interesting to note that the train enters Karnataka, enters Andhra
Pradesh and enters Karnataka again after crossing Hindupur. The Udyan
Express is one of the best trains since it covers the scenic Sahyadri
mountain ranges between Karjat and Lonavla, which are also known as the
Bhore Ghats during the day in both directions. The Bombay--Bangalore Udyan
Express also passes through the illustrious Makalidurga Ghats near
Bangalore, which is marked by sharp curves.
The Udyan Express, being one of the important trains of the South Western
Railway, is generally hauled by a single WDP4 or WDP4B, one of the most
prestigious Indian Railway locomotives which are presently homed at
Krishnarajapuram, a suburb of Bangalore. In the absence of either of the
locomotives, the train is hauled by a pair of twin WDG3As
Shot at Palashdhari , entrance to the Bhor Ghats
Early morning run : Udyan Express
15th December 2013..
As soon i wake up, i find the the sun rising as my Udyan Express bound to
Mumbai crosses Raichur thermal power plant and Krishna river..
Camera : Canon SX30 IS
UDYAN EXPRESS BLASTING !!!!!!!
A madly honking KJM WDP4 #20056 blasts past me with the Mumbai-SBC Udyan
express ....... it was my favourite video on the independence day RF
........... just loved the way the BOSS blasted past me ....... you can see
my friend Rohit standing right close to the train when it passed him
Location : just outside Rajankunte station
Camera : Canon IXUS 130 IS
Udyan Express departs from Yadgir!
The 16530 Bangalore-Mumbai Udyan Express departs from Yadgir after its
scheduled halt. The loco in lead was Krishnarajapuram's WDP-4 #20067
Date : 15th Dec 2010
Time : 7:08 AM
SHAKTI TWINS HAULS UDYAN EXPRESS
This is one of most riskiest video I've ever shot , never expected the 2
trains would clash at the place where I was standing !!!
*********** SOME PARTS OF THE VIDEO HAS BEEN DELETED TO AVOID UPSETTING THE
This is how the story begins.. eagerly waiting to catch Udyan Express,
already knowing the fact that its hauled by off-links , the train dint show
up on time. On the other side seeing the MAS ICE hauled by LGD WAP7 decided
to capture this train , I was in a dilemma.. what if ICE blocks me from
shooting Udyan , hence decided to stand in between the 2 tracks so that I
don't miss out shooting Udyan most importantly.
To my horror as I started to shoot ICE, I hear a horn from the other side
and guess what its Udyan that arriving . It was like WTF now ? Both gonna
clash and me in between the 2 trains on this narrow lane !!!!
The Time sync was so perfect as ICE moves away from the place where I stood
, Udyan enters the same point making space for me to move backwards !! I
just felt this as PURE LUCK !!!!
Chennai bound Intercity furiously passes by me towards BNCE .
Powerful GTL Twins Chugging & smoking heavily moves towards Bangalore
LOCO : UDYAN EXPRESS : GUNTAKAL 13232 & 14929 WDG3A
CHENNAI INTERCITY EXPRESS , 30271. WAP-7. LALLAGUDA (LGD)
LOCATION : BNC OUTER
INDIAN RAILWAYS : Arriving at Madgaon, Goa - 12619 Matsyagandha Express
Date: 23 Sept'11
Locomotive: WDM 3D # 11104 of Erode diesel loco shed.
Train no. 12619 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus [Mumbai] - Mangalore Matsyagandha
Superfast Express entering Madgaon.Jn , Konkan Railway.
The expected time of arrival was 02:10 (respect to monsoon TT), we arrived
at 04:25 , delayed by more than 2 hrs.
300 UPLOAD ! UDYAN EXPRESS WITH EMD BANKERS RAREST ACTION EVER
This is one of the biggest shocker I never expected shooting my 300th
upload , it was always my wish to go Karjat - Lonavala to capture Udyan
Express with Bankers but now I don't have to go that far at all !!!
Unexpectedly, I happened to see the train running info and spotted Udyan
running late by 1hour 30 mins today (23rd July 2012) . Speculations arises,
chances of a off-link, as usual got to my adda (BNC Outer) with my cam to
capture the SWR's pride, a little disappointed at first looking at the
usual KJM WDP-4 still kept my cam rolling with absolutely no hope at all,
as I zoom towards the Train board thats when I realized the EMD humming and
for my surprise I discovered 2 Live GOOTY bankers attached at the rare
I was stunned for a second at what I was seeing !!!
This is one of the rarest scene ever and I feel I am the luckiest one to
capture this rarest action , Udyan coming to Bangalore with Bankers action
Later got to know KJM WDP-4 had some technical issues and a Freight train
had to sacrifice its EMD's for Udyan!!!
Extreme smoking by KZJ ALCo @ 103kmph with Udyan express !!!
Its a 3rd case in a row for me , expected a EMD but got an ALCo that too a
KZJ one !!! This time its SBC bound 16529 Udyan express running about 35
min late with KZJ WDM3A taking the off link honours of the day .... But to
be true i got what the ALCo is typically famous for , the huge smoke as it
accelerates on the up gradient and belts past me at around 103kmph :) :)
Was a classic display of smoking by the KZJ Demmer :) :)
Location : Yelahanka outer
Camera : Canon Powershot SX 30IS
WDP4B with Udyan Breaks the Tracks at 105kph!
26 January 2011, 0727hrs.
Turn up the volume! :D
KJM WDP4B 40018 literally breaks one of the tracks as it tears past at a
speed of around 105kph with the slightly late-running Udyan Express.
Consequently some trains were delayed as repair work was done to replace
the broken track.
Check out that awesome LH-end horn! :D
PS: NO undue risks were taken during the filming of this video. I was at a
safe distance and the camera was kept at such an angle so as to make it
Location: 5km from YNK Outer, Bangalore.
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.
SBC Rajdhani Races with Udyan & Accelerates thru Yelahanka
Trains: 12493 Bangalore/SBC - Delhi/NZM Rajdhani Express and 16530
Bangalore/SBC - Mumbai/CSTM Udyan Express.
Locomotives: Kazipet/KZJ WDM3A 18822 for Rajdhani and Krishnarajapuram/KJM
Location: Yelahanka station/YNK.
Camera: Canon EOS 550D.
We were supposed to reach YPR by 1730hrs. but even at 2115hrs, we were
still at YNK. That was how much our BZA-YPR Passenger was delayed that day.
Seen here is KZJ's dirty WDM3A entering Yelahanka from the Yesvantpur line
with the now-LHB Bangalore Rajdhani, and accelerating through the station
while KJM WDP4 enters from the Channasandra line with the Udyan Express.