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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Godavari Express derails

Date: 04 Jun 1999 23:03:23 -0500


Gang !

Bad news, the Vishakhapatnam - Hyderabad Godavari Express had
a serious derailment at Kazipet on 4th Jan at around 0300 Hrs.
The a/c classes were the worst affected with 9 deaths.
Apparently the loud bang from a fractured rail prompted the
driver to apply the emergency brakes, and that led to number
of coaches derailing. The line is totally blocked and some
traffic will start to trickle by 5th afternoon.

Apurva

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 05 Jun 1999 04:49:36 -0500


Gang !,

Which is the longest Diesel Hauled passenger train on the IR ?
Would that be Bangalore - Itarsi like KK Express ( SBC - GY -
GTL - SUR - DD - MMR - BSL - KNW - ET) or Bangalore - Itarsi
by the Bangalore Rajdhani ( SBC - GY - GTL - WD {just about !}
- SC - NGP - ET ?). Or is it some train on the SER like
Chennai - Howrah ?
Which will lead to the question - is it operated by the same
loco through ?
The Pune - Chennai (rather Renigunta) is not run with the same
diesel power, invariably the link of the power is such that it
gets changed at Guntakal or Gooty.
In the days before the Konkan Railways, we had a Pune WDM 2
which used to haul the 6335 Netravati to Cochin (0015 ex Pune
- CHTS 1130 next day then 1330 ex CHTS - 0130 Pune). I doubt
whether the loco was rested between 1130 and 1330 at Cochin.
Was this the longest run of a diesel hauled train on the IR ?
I had been to the Pune Jn. yesterday to see family off on the
1029 Azad Hind Express. The Pune WDM 2 in charge was having
trouble in getting the radiator fan started, so the assistant
put a wedge in one of the contactors and the fan began turning
after that. You could hear the big fan moaning once it
started.
I also spotted a Kazipeth WDM 2 with a really elaborate heat
exchanger for the compressed air near it's master reservoir.
It was like the 'feed water heaters' that adorn the American
and Canadian Steam locos. Normally the 'heat exchanger' in
the WDM 2 is the piping which has been bent around to increase
the amount of exposed area. Pune used to win the best
(cleanest ?) station on the IR shield in the past, I think now
it would easily win the converse of that.

Apurva

From: Karthik Giddu <>

Subject: Longest Non-stop Run by a passenger train???

Date: 05 Jun 1999 09:15:01 -0500


Hi Folks,
The longest non-stop train in IR is 2431 Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Rajdhani
Express????. It runs non-stop from Vadodara to Nizamuddin(and
vice-versa) a
distance of 986 kms. for 12 hrs. as per WR timetable of Aug 98. I do
think
there will be a maintainence stop at Ratlam for loco change.
Does any other train in IR run non-stop for such along distance.???

Karthik

From: Bharat Vohra <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 05 Jun 1999 11:29:39 -0500


Hi Apurva,
Im not sure what the longest diesel haul is in the country, but one that
I
am sure of seems longer then the two that you have mentioned......from
Itarsi to Guwahati!!! By a CR Itarsi WDM2 power on the Dadar-Guwahati
Express!! I have travelled by this train a few times all the way to GHY
so I
know this for sure.....
DC power to Igatpuri, AC power to Itarsi and then WDM2 to GHY!!
Does that qualify for a long diesel run on IR??
Regards,
Bharat


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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 05 Jun 1999 12:12:53 -0500




Bharat Vohra wrote:

> Hi Apurva,
> Im not sure what the longest diesel haul is in the country, but one
that I
> am sure of seems longer then the two that you have mentioned......from
> Itarsi to Guwahati!!! By a CR Itarsi WDM2 power on the Dadar-Guwahati
> Express!! I have travelled by this train a few times all the way to
GHY so I
> know this for sure.....

Yes maybe this is the longest, does the same loco work the train through
to GHY ?

>
> DC power to Igatpuri, AC power to Itarsi and then WDM2 to GHY!!
> Does that qualify for a long diesel run on IR??
> Regards,
> Bharat
>
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From: Dr. M S M Saifullah <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 05 Jun 1999 17:55:15 -0500


Apurva Bahadur <iti@vsnl.email writes:

>Which is the longest Diesel Hauled passenger train on the IR ?
>Would that be Bangalore - Itarsi like KK Express ( SBC - GY -
>GTL - SUR - DD - MMR - BSL - KNW - ET) or Bangalore - Itarsi
>by the Bangalore Rajdhani ( SBC - GY - GTL - WD {just about !}
>- SC - NGP - ET ?). Or is it some train on the SER like
>Chennai - Howrah ?

KK Express is hauled by two WDMs from SBC to BSL. From there either a
WAM4p
or WAP takes over. If an engine is not available at BSL, the train runs
to
ET and there an electric locomotive is attached. That is what I saw in
my
journeys from SBC to NDLS.

As far as HWH-MAS trains are concerned:

WAM4p locos from HWH to KGP
WDM locos from KGP to VSKP
WAM4p locos from VSKP to MAS

The distance for WDM run is not so big. Before the VSKP-BZA section was
electrified, the WDMs is VSKP used to change. The KGP-VSKP run was done
by
VSKP WDM locos and VSKP-BZA run was done by gaudy Gooty or KZP WDM
locos.

I thought that in SBC-NZM Rajdhani Express gets a change of power at SC
after the electrification? Any ideas?

Regards
Saifullah

From: Steven Brown <>

Subject: Re: Letter in TOI

Date: 05 Jun 1999 19:45:02 -0500


If you do a search for "Indian Railway Fan Club" on GoTo, Lycos and
Infoseek you will be led to my site and the "unofficial" IRFCA page
<A HREF="http://trainweb.com/indiarail/irfca.htm">http://trainweb.com/indiarail/irfca.htm</A> . If you do a search for IRFCA
the
results would be the same except that Thunderstone also returns the
Official
IRFCA site www.irfca.org , but that dosn't help because there is nothing
on
the first page except "Coming Soon" remember that irfca.org is still in
beta testing phase and has not been released for public access. (that's
why
there's no link from my site)

If anyone wants to start a local fan club , I would be glad to add the
appropriate information to my site.
If you want to try a search on a number of search engines quickly try
www.dogpile.com

Steve
The First Indian Railways Homepage : <A HREF="http://www.trainweb.com/indiarail">http://www.trainweb.com/indiarail</A>
-----Original Message-----
From: Apurva Bahadur <iti@vsnl.email
To: IRFCA <irfca@cs.email
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 10:56 PM
Subject: Letter in TOI


>Gang !
>
>Today's Mumbai edition of the TOI carried my letter about the
>IRFCA. However in the interest of brevity, the editors have
>deleted our subscription email address. Neither have they
>mentioned my email address.
>If there is person searching form IRFCA or Indian Railway Fan
>Club Asso. on the web, how easy is it for him to be led at the
>correct place ?
>Has Shanku registered the IRFCA with the major search engines,
>also is the subscription info up on the IRFCA website ?
>I wonder if all the editions of the TOI have carried my
>letter ?
>
>Apurva
>
>
>

From: Bharat Vohra <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 05 Jun 1999 22:22:08 -0500


yes, the same loco works the train though to GHY!


>From: Apurva Bahadur <iti@vsnl.email
>To: Bharat Vohra <bvohra@hotmail.email
>CC: irfca@cs.email
>Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR
>Date: Sun, 06 Jun 1999 00:42:53 +0530
>
>
>
>Bharat Vohra wrote:
>
> > Hi Apurva,
> > Im not sure what the longest diesel haul is in the country, but one
that
>I
> > am sure of seems longer then the two that you have
mentioned......from
> > Itarsi to Guwahati!!! By a CR Itarsi WDM2 power on the
Dadar-Guwahati
> > Express!! I have travelled by this train a few times all the way to
GHY
>so I
> > know this for sure.....
>
>Yes maybe this is the longest, does the same loco work the train
through to
>GHY ?
>
> >
> > DC power to Igatpuri, AC power to Itarsi and then WDM2 to GHY!!
> > Does that qualify for a long diesel run on IR??
> > Regards,
> > Bharat
> >
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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 06 Jun 1999 00:30:38 -0500




> KK Express is hauled by two WDMs from SBC to BSL. From there either a
WAM4p
> or WAP takes over. If an engine is not available at BSL, the train
runs to
> ET and there an electric locomotive is attached. That is what I saw in
my
> journeys from SBC to NDLS.

Based on Saif's observation that Bhusawal is where the WDM 2 change for
electric
power, my guess is if the WDM 2s are from Guntakal/ Gooty/
Krishnarajpuram, then the
electric power would change at BSL. However if the WDM 2 pair is from
Itarsi (as it
was when I saw the train in July 1998), then it is only natural to
change the diesel
power at ET.

> The distance for WDM run is not so big.

So that rules out the MAS - HWH run as the longest on the IR - which is
your candidate
for the longest run under diesel power ?

> I thought that in SBC-NZM Rajdhani Express gets a change of power at
SC
> after the electrification? Any ideas?

yes that must be correct, SC to NZM may be done by electric power. What
is the usual
power for the SBC Rajdhani - a WDM 2 pair from KJM ?

Apurva

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: CSTM - MAO intercity

Date: 06 Jun 1999 00:35:07 -0500


Gang !

Tomorrow (7th June) the CSTM - MAO intercity is to be innagurated at
CSTM at 0430 ! No
more details about timing, rake formation etc available yet. Will keep
you posted.

Apurva

From: Dr. M S M Saifullah <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 06 Jun 1999 03:10:33 -0500


At 04:30 PM +0900 06/06/1999, Apurva Bahadur wrote:

Hello everyone!

>> KK Express is hauled by two WDMs from SBC to BSL. From there either a
WAM4p
>> or WAP takes over. If an engine is not available at BSL, the train
runs to
>> ET and there an electric locomotive is attached. That is what I saw
in my
>> journeys from SBC to NDLS.
>
>Based on Saif's observation that Bhusawal is where the WDM 2 change for
>electric
>power, my guess is if the WDM 2s are from Guntakal/ Gooty/
>Krishnarajpuram, then the
>electric power would change at BSL. However if the WDM 2 pair is from
>Itarsi (as it
>was when I saw the train in July 1998), then it is only natural to
change
>the diesel
>power at ET.

Most of the time the WDMs are from KJM. I have not seen one from Gooty
though. My impression is that there is no Diesel Loco Shed at GTL.

I think when I went last time the WDMs were from KJM and they changed at
ET.

>> The distance for WDM run is not so big.
>
>So that rules out the MAS - HWH run as the longest on the IR - which is
>your candidate
>for the longest run under diesel power ?

My candidate for the longest diesel run would be SBC to ET by KK
express'
WDMs. The journey time is about 26 hours or so. If we say that the
average
speed is 40kmph then it would 1040kms on two WDMs from SBC to ET. The
SBC-NDLS journey is slightly more than 2000km.

>> I thought that in SBC-NZM Rajdhani Express gets a change of power at
SC
>> after the electrification? Any ideas?
>
>yes that must be correct, SC to NZM may be done by electric power. What
is
>the usual
>power for the SBC Rajdhani - a WDM 2 pair from KJM ?

Yes, that is correct.

In LLG (Lallguda) near Hyderabad/Secundrabad a new Electric Loco shed
has
appeared. I think this will cater the needs SCR trains. The WAP locos
from
LLG haul Godavari express from VSKP to HYD.

Regards
Saifullah

From: Rajan Mathew <>

Subject: Re: CSTM - MAO Train

Date: 06 Jun 1999 10:01:46 -0500


Dear Gang
 
Greetings to all !! really been missing the forum ...
I've been tied up too much recently so hardly been able to participate here.
Nevertheless my comments here. Will be in greater contact soon ...
(The holiday season keeping me busy ... )
 
Rajan
 
Quarter page ADS were relased by CR in Indian Express - 02 jun and Times of India / Mid-Day on 03 jun 99
---------------------------------------------------------
01 June : Instead of the new ""Mumbai - Madgaon Express" planned, cannot be commissioned due to the
Electoral commission "Model code of conduct" which prohibits any inauguration / commissioning
of new public projects due to polls in Goa", thus holiday special further extended till end June 99
 
A entire new rake was observed in Byculla for this purpose painted in a new livery - navy blue with a light blue across the windows. Coaches of this colour were observed on Gitanjali Express, Mumbai HWH Mail via NGP, Pushpak Express to LKO, CSTM - MAO Konkan Kanya Express
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
08 May Halt at Thivim due to public demand
103 dn - 15:18
104 up - 13:25
-----------------------------------------------------
Trains to run from April till June as holiday specials
------------------------------------------------
05 February : CR announces Revised Madgaon - Mumbai CST Tri-weekly Holiday Special Timings : WEF 10 Feb 99
* d = departure a = arrival & where two timings are indicated, the first is arrival and the second for departure
104 Up : Madgaon - Mumbai CST (on Wed / Fri / Sun ) - Effective from 10 Feb 1999
*Madgaon d 1230 Karmali 1306/1308 Kudal 1412/1414 Ratnagiri 1620/1630 Chiplun 1745/1747
Panvel 2125/2135 Thane 2220/2222 Mumbai CST 2315
103 Dn : Mumbai CST - Madgaon (on Tue / Thu / Sat ) : No change to these timings.
------------------------------------------------
19 January 99 : Mumbai CST - Madgaon Tri-weekly Holiday Special Extended till 17 March 99
 
103 Dn : Mumbai CST - Madgaon (on Tue / Thu / Sat )
Halts : Mumbai CST - Thane - Panvel - Chiplun - Ratnagiri - Kudal - Karmali - Madgaon
104 Up : Madgaon - Mumbai CST (on Wed / Fri / Sun )
Halts : Madgaon - Karmali - Kudal - Ratnagiri - Chiplun - Panvel - Thane - Mumbai CST
------------------------------------------
11 December 98 : CR announces Mumbai CST - Madgaon - Mumbai CST Tri-weekly Holiday Specials
Train Composition : 12 Coaches : 2 AC Chair Car, 7 II class Chair Car, 1 Pantry Car, 2 General Second Class-cum-Guard Brake Van
 
TATKAL SCHEME available for seat reservation - @ Rs. 50/- extra : 1 II class Chair Car (108 seats/full coach) and II AC Chair Car (35 seats)
* d = departure a = arrival & where two timings are indicated, the first is arrival and the second for departure
 
103 Dn : Mumbai CST - Madgaon (on Tue / Thu / Sat )
Dec 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 Jan 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 16
*Mumbai CST d 0520 Thane 0557/0559 Panvel 0640/0650 Chiplun 1047/1050 Ratnagiri 1215/1223 Madgaon a 1610
 
104 Up : Madgaon - Mumbai CST (on Wed / Fri / Sun )
Dec 20, 23, 25, 27, 30  Jan 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17
*Madgaon d 0550 Ratnagiri 0950/1000 Chiplun 1123/1126 Panvel 1450/1500 Thane 1545/1547 Mumbai CST 1640

From: SHRINIVAS V. JOSHI <>

Subject: Re: CSTM - MAO intercity

Date: 07 Jun 1999 00:35:49 -0500



Hi!
On Sun, 6 Jun 1999, Apurva Bahadur wrote:

> Gang !
>
>Tomorrow (7th June) the CSTM - MAO intercity is to be innagurated at
CSTM at
0430 ! No more details about timing, rake formation etc available yet.
Will keep you posted.
>
> Apurva

Adding the details, hopefully Apurva has no objection......

Ref. Times Of India, Mumbai edition dt:7th June '99

Intercity train to Madgaon from Today,

103 Dn train by KRC will leave CST at 5:20 AM daily & reach Madgaon at
4:20 PM. It will have halts at
Dadar,Thane,Panvel,Roha,Chiplun,Ratnagiri,
Kudal,Sawantwadi,Tivim & Karmail.

104 Up will leave Madgaon at 12:30 PM & reach CSTM at 11:15 PM.

The train will have 7-general chair car bogies, 2- AC chair car,2 brake
vans
& 1 pantry car.

-------------------
Currently they are operating holiday special , with same timings.
Earlier
Apurva ,too had mailed about it. One wonders if this in addition to the
holiday special ? or holiday special is transformed into permanent one
as
the Goa elections are over.


Shrinivas

From: Joydeep Dutta <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 07 Jun 1999 00:46:33 -0500


Though the dadar - GHY run is quiet a long WDM2 hauled run but there are

also quiet long runs by diesel by the E Rly and NF Railway trains.
The 3005/3006 Howrah Amritsar Mail is diesel hauled from Howrah to
Amritsar
which goes via patna lucknow and moradabad. The 3073/3074 Himgiri
Express is
hauled by WDM2 from Howrah to Jammu Tawwi by a loco of the Howrah diesel

SHED.Isnt this one impressive. The 5610/5609 Avadh Assam Express is also

hauled by a Gonda WDM2 from Guwahati to Delhi Junction via Katihar
Samstipur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Moradabad. The new rajdahani to ghy
via
Lko and Moradabad is hauled bya TKD diesel from GHY to New DElhi.
Isnt that gives more playes in the diesel game. thanks Bharat for this
nice
question.

Joydeep Dutta
>From: Bharat Vohra <bvohra@hotmail.email
>To: iti@vsnl.email
>CC: irfca@cs.email
>Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR
>Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 11:29:39 PDT
>
>Hi Apurva,
>Im not sure what the longest diesel haul is in the country, but one
that I
>am sure of seems longer then the two that you have mentioned......from
>Itarsi to Guwahati!!! By a CR Itarsi WDM2 power on the Dadar-Guwahati
>Express!! I have travelled by this train a few times all the way to GHY
so
>I
>know this for sure.....
>DC power to Igatpuri, AC power to Itarsi and then WDM2 to GHY!!
>Does that qualify for a long diesel run on IR??
>Regards,
>Bharat
>
>
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From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: WDP6 commissioned ??

Date: 07 Jun 1999 01:20:19 -0500


Hi all,
Sometime back you might have come across a mail from Apurva
regarding
screening of some WAM4 action in a Tamil satellite channel(Sun TV) which
was
actually a journey if someone wins a contest. The contest was over and
the
prize winners were brought to Chennai from Kanyakumari by a train called
Sun
TV-3Roses Express( what a name !!). They had screened snippets of the
journey yesterday. The train was hauled by a ERODE WDM2A (17436) in its
traditional livery till Salem where an WAG5A took over. But this is not
what
i thought of telling you all. What was more stunning was that when they
showed this train pulling into Trichy Jn. there was this amazing beast
of a
WDP6 on the adjacent platform. It was predominantly white which some
dark
bands running on the sides. It was almost late in the evening when this
was
shot so the exact colour scheme was not very clear. The rake formation
was
that of a day train(chair-cars) and all coaches were new with the new
dark
blue-light blue livery, bright with the tube lights on insode. It was
just
for about 4-5 seconds they showed this loco and the coaches when they
were
showing the crowd in the station. It was a superb sight to see it atlast
in
action. I just want to know how many of these have been put into
service.
Anyone to get this info ???

Kind regards,
Anand


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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: WDP6 commissioned ??

Date: 07 Jun 1999 01:42:15 -0500


Absolutely right on target !!
Cannot thank you enough for sending this mail. I was channel surfing on
Saturday
when I accidentally saw the Sun TV show and was fascinated by the whole
report,
I stayed on till the very end hoping they would show some more shots of
the '3
roses express'. There were some great shots of the train.
Yes I saw the strange loco in the opposite platform at Trichy (only that
I did
not know that this was Trichy, not following Tamil). I though that this
was a
WAP 1 except for the rectangular window glass. It was in the back of my
mind and
and I paid no further attention to it. It is only with Anand's mail I
identify
this loco as the mighty WDP 1 (why do call it WDP 6?). It appears
larger than
the WDM 2 and much taller too. Certainly the loco appears heftier-
beefier. The
white/ cream livery was very attractive. Although the loco was dead and
silent,
it was the center of my attention, while the Sun TV loyalist danced on
the
platform in the foreground amidst the pouring rain.

Apurva

Anand Krishnan wrote:

> Hi all,
> Sometime back you might have come across a mail from Apurva
regarding
> screening of some WAM4 action in a Tamil satellite channel(Sun TV)
which was
> actually a journey if someone wins a contest. The contest was over and
the
> prize winners were brought to Chennai from Kanyakumari by a train
called Sun
> TV-3Roses Express( what a name !!). They had screened snippets of the
> journey yesterday. The train was hauled by a ERODE WDM2A (17436) in
its
> traditional livery till Salem where an WAG5A took over. But this is
not what
> i thought of telling you all. What was more stunning was that when
they
> showed this train pulling into Trichy Jn. there was this amazing beast
of a
> WDP6 on the adjacent platform. It was predominantly white which some
dark
> bands running on the sides. It was almost late in the evening when
this was
> shot so the exact colour scheme was not very clear. The rake formation
was
> that of a day train(chair-cars) and all coaches were new with the new
dark
> blue-light blue livery, bright with the tube lights on insode. It was
just
> for about 4-5 seconds they showed this loco and the coaches when they
were
> showing the crowd in the station. It was a superb sight to see it
atlast in
> action. I just want to know how many of these have been put into
service.
> Anyone to get this info ???
>
> Kind regards,
> Anand
>
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From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: SCTM - MAO Intercity update

Date: 07 Jun 1999 01:52:37 -0500


Gang !

These are the details of the MAO intercity express inaugurated
on 7th June 1999 at 0430 Hrs.
0103 Dn: CSTM (0520 dep) - MAO (1620 arr)
0104 Up: MAO (1230 dep) - CSTM (arr 2315)

Stops in both directions: Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun,
Ratnagiri, Kudal, Sawantwadi, Tivim, Karmali
Rake formation: 7 II class chair car, 2 AC chair car, 2 brake
vans, 1 pantry car.

This is THE train to see the splendour of the Konkan Railway.
Although the timing is very similar to the holiday special
that was announced a few days back, this is a daily train.
Between the KR 0111/0112 (overnight express to Madgaon) and
this day train, the road transport would gets quite badly
decimated. Good !

Apurva

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 07 Jun 1999 01:56:45 -0500





> Most of the time the WDMs are from KJM. I have not seen one from Gooty
> though. My impression is that there is no Diesel Loco Shed at GTL.

The MG diesel shed at GTL is now converted to home WDM 2s. A large
number of ex
Gooty powers now home to GTL. The GY shed now is being converted to home
WDG 1s
and 2s.

>
> In LLG (Lallguda) near Hyderabad/Secundrabad a new Electric Loco shed
has
> appeared. I think this will cater the needs SCR trains. The WAP locos
from
> LLG haul Godavari express from VSKP to HYD.

In the recent accident, from the picture, the train looked Diesel hauled
to me,
there seemed to be no OHE visible in the pictures.

Apurva

From: Dr. M S M Saifullah <>

Subject: Re: Longest Diesel Haul on the IR

Date: 07 Jun 1999 02:10:20 -0500


At 5:56 pm +0900 7/6/99, Apurva Bahadur wrote:

Hello!

>> Most of the time the WDMs are from KJM. I have not seen one from
Gooty
>> though. My impression is that there is no Diesel Loco Shed at GTL.
>
>The MG diesel shed at GTL is now converted to home WDM 2s. A large
number
>of ex
>Gooty powers now home to GTL. The GY shed now is being converted to
home
>WDG 1s
>and 2s.

Thanks for the information.

>> In LLG (Lallguda) near Hyderabad/Secundrabad a new Electric Loco shed
has
>> appeared. I think this will cater the needs SCR trains. The WAP locos
from
>> LLG haul Godavari express from VSKP to HYD.
>
>In the recent accident, from the picture, the train looked Diesel
hauled
>to me,
>there seemed to be no OHE visible in the pictures.

If the accident occurred at KZP then Godavari Express must have an
electric
loco. KZP has electrified tracks.

Regards
Saifullah

From: Anand Krishnan <>

Subject: Re: WDP6 commissioned ??

Date: 07 Jun 1999 09:03:15 -0500


Hi all,

>Yes I saw the strange loco in the opposite platform at Trichy (only
that I
>did
>not know that this was Trichy, not following Tamil). I though that this
was
>a
>WAP 1 except for the rectangular window glass. It was in the back of my

>mind and
>and I paid no further attention to it.

I saw the twin-beam first and the WAP like look and i almost
jumped
out of my chair recognising it as WDP and not WAP. Moreover the sides
had
the usual ALCO looks unlike the WAP which has a row of slit-window like
appearance. Sad that a full shot of the loco was not taken. It would
have
been wonderful.

Kind regards,
Anand


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