SWR's UDYAN EXPRESS - Bangalore to Pune...
30th June / 1st July 2013
Last run of 16530 Bangalore Mumbai Udyan Express. The train was transferred
to CR from 1st July. Loco was KJM WDP4B #40018. Video covers my journey
from Bangalore to Pune in the order mentioned below..
1. Departing from Bangalore city.
2. Departing from Bangalore cantt.
3. Crossing AJJ WAM4 #21320 with Chennai Hubli express at BYPL/
4. Approaching CSDR/ Chennasandra.
5. Early morning run through Yadalapur.
6. Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Express led by Pune WDM3D #11387 crossing at
7. Departing from Solapur.
8. Accelerating through Pakani after a temporary caution order..
9. Overtaking a freight train led by UBL WDG4 twins..
10. Approaching Jeur..
11. passing the water bodies near Washimbe..
12. CR's 11301 Udyan Express led by KJM WDP4 #20030 meets SWR's Udyan
Express at Jinti road..
13. Parallel entry into Pune with Kolhapur Mumbai Koyna led by KJM WDp4B
#40016 and the empty rake of Gyan Ganga Express led by Pune WDM2 #17936..
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
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
Consecutive numbered WDM-3D pair blasting at MPS with Udyan Express!!
Date: Saturday, 2nd August 2014.
Time: 11:23 AM.
Location: Pimpri station, Lonavala-Pune section of CR.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-35.
Finally the wait is over, i captured one of my favorite liveried ALCos from
SCR, Gooty Diesel Loco Shed.
Seen here is bang on time running 11301 Mumbai CST-Bengaluru Udyan Express
curving into crowded Pimpri station and blasting towards Pune at 100Kmph
with a super offlink GY WDM-3D #11114+11115 in charge, regular link is a
Special thanks to Arzan Kotwal and Raj Bhavsar for informing me about this
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!!!
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99 in 1 !! INDIAN RAILWAYS TRAINS VIDEOS MEGA COMPILATION
Huge compilation of Indian Railways trains covering various types of
locomotives and trains .
Watch electric locos of Indian Railways like WAP4 , WAP5 , WAP7 , WAG9 ,
WAG7 etc .
And diesel locos classes WDM3A , WDP4B , WDP4D , WDG4 , WDG3A , WDM3D ,
WDS6 etc .
I have included trains like WAP5 12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Express , DEE YPR
Duronto Express , Tamil Nadu express , Karnataka Express , Kerala Express ,
AP aka Andhra Pradesh express , Punjab Mail , GKP LTT LHB Hybrid superfast
, Kolkata Mail , Pawan Express , Karnataka Sampark Kranti express , APSK ,
Chattisgarh Express , Kushinagar express and some freight train videos too
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..
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.
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