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Published on Jul 21, 2012
SWR 12628 द प रे KARNATAKA EXPRESS - KING OF SWR कर्नाटक एक्सप्रेस A close encounter with the Itarsi twins WDM-3A 17908 & 18923R as it slowly chuggs towards Makali Durga. The birds welcome action in front of the train is just amazing and also the different sounds as the train passes by
The Karnataka Express has a colourful history. This train was introduced as a bi-weekly for initial years, and then existed as a tri-weekly train for some later years. The Karnataka Express ran merged with the present Kerala Express up to Jolarpettai and was popular as KK. It ran via Bhopal, Nagpur, Vijaywada and Jolarpettai. In the remaining two days of the week, it was merged with the Andhra Pradesh Express. In 1987 this train was bifurcated from the Kerala Express. Karnataka Express then ran via Guntakal, Secunderabad. Later it was diverted via Wadi, Daund, Manmad, Bhusaval, Itarsi and Bhopal; which is its current route.
This train met with an accident in 1991 in the Makalidurga Ghats at about 50 km (31 mi) from Bangalore on a rainy evening, killing 30 people. Wiki Sources