|Locale||Telangana, 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|
In 1973, this service was the fastest steam passenger train in India.
Accidents and incidents
On the morning of 2 July 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.
- "Train Name Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 5. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
- Bryan Morgan (1985), The Great Trains, Rh Value Publishing, p. 206
- "Golconda Express toll rises to 21". Rediff. 3 July 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
- V Subrahmanyam and D Krishna Reddy (2 July 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.