|Locale||Telengana, Andhra Pradesh|
|Current operator(s)||South Central Railways|
|Distance travelled||385 km (239 mi)|
|Average journey time||8 hrs 15 min for both
upwards and downwards journey
|Train number(s)||17201 / 17202|
|Class(es)||AC Chair Car, Second Sitting, Unreserved|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||46.91 km/h (29.15 mph) average with halts|
Golconda Express is an intercity express train running between Secunderabad and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Numbered 17201/17202 this train belongs to South Central Railway of India.This train is a slow running train taking 8 hours to cover 383 km as it stops at each and every stop.
In 1973, this service was the fastest steam passenger train in India.
This train runs via Vijayawada, Warangal and Kazipet. This leaves Guntur at 5:45AM to reach Secunderabad at 13:45hrs. Return a second rake of this train leaves Secunderabad at 13:05hrs to reach Guntur at 21:20 hrs.
On the morning of July 2, 2003 part of the Secunderabad-bound Golconda Express fell from a bridge near Warangal, killing at least 21 people. In 1999 the train derailed near Ghanpur (Station) in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh.
- Bryan Morgan (1985), The Great Trains, Rh Value Publishing, p. 206
- "Golconda Express toll rises to 21". Rediff. July 3, 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- V Subrahmanyam and D Krishna Reddy (July 2, 2003). "Golconda Express derails, 18 dead". Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- "Gautami Express fire: Warangal district witness to many train accidents". Times of India. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2010.