16525 / Kanniyakumari Bengaluru Express (popularly known as Island Express) derailed on 5th Feb 2016, between Somanayakkanpatti and Patchur. Due to this incident the trains plying on that route were delayed by more than 5 - 6 hours and many trains were cancelled and also diverted on other routes too. On 6th Feb 2016, 16525 / Kanniyakumari Bengaluru Express (Departing Kanniyakumari on 5th Feb 2016) was diverted via Omalur, Dharmapuri, Palakkodu and Hosur against its original route via Tiruppattur, Kuppam, Bangarapet and Krishnarajapuram. This train which runs end to end on Electric Traction was given Diesel Loco Link due to the diversion via Non electrified Route. The Locos in charge were WDG 4D and WDG 4 Multiple Unit from Diesel Loco Shed, Kazipet.
Catch this Rare action in this Video Right from the Train Getting down from a Ramp and joining the Main Line and Finally Notching up towards its destination.
|Kanniyakumari Bengaluru Express led by WDG 4D + WDG 4 combination|