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Blog Entry# 3064318
Posted: Feb 02 2018 (20:15)

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Last Response: Mar 17 2018 (16:25)
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Feb 02 2018 (20:15)   25657/Kanchanjunga Express (PT) | BHP/Bolpur Shantiniketan (3 PFs)

In a relationship with poorva exp😎😎^~   4242 blog posts   453 correct pred (87% accurate)
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So after Padatik exp, Kanchenjungha exp becomes the next big shot of Sealdah to gets it's loco link upgraded to dual alco. Hope Uttar Banga exp, Kanchan Kanya exp and Gour exp follows this trend soon.
All pics taken today at Bolpur station

4 posts - Feb 2018

1 posts - Wed Mar 14, 2018

Mar 17 2018 (00:59)
Baaz SGUJ WDP4~   1404 blog posts   45 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Good to know that. Such symmetrically assembled locomotives when starts chugging, are a treat to eyes. Even in case of electric locomotives, I liked the look of upcoming WAG12 in the pictures that were floating in the social media in the recent past. Such arrangement of twin locos look so much better than the way WAG7s are coupled.

Mar 17 2018 (13:21)
KJM WDM 3A Twins*^~   10357 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Even Erode , Golden rock does like MLY.
KRISHNARAJAPURM does it perfectly !
Lead loco will be SHF , Trailing one will be LHF.

Mar 17 2018 (16:10)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3584 blog posts
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KJM too used to couple the locos SHF-SHF many times. Though on fewer occasions than MLY or the others. Even with MLY, the arrangement was more common with their WDM2's, than with the recent WDM3A's or WDG3A's. The older WDM2's had the driving cab on the right side when in SHF, this meant that the LP had to rely on the ALP to call out the signals to him. Whereas, in LHF, the LP himself would be able to sight the signal. So, the SHF-LHF arrangement had some merit to it. The newer WDG3A's and EMD's have the driver cab on the left hand side, so the LP never has a problem sighting the signals.
Also, reversing
the incoming ALCO needs either a turntable or a reversing triangle. Turn-tables have practically disappeared now, while not all stations have reversing triangles available. KJM locos frequently use the CSDR-BYPL-KJM triangle for reversing, which makes it easier for them to have SHF-SHF twins. MLY and particularly ED do not have these arrangements. With the MLY bypass now available, MLY has a reversing line for use. ED however needs meticulous planning to ensure Locos are SHF. They either need to go to TPJ, take another train to SA and thus have the 2 reversals necessary to get the loco in the opposite orientation. Before the Salem-Karur line was opened, they had to run the loco till Salem and use the triangle at Magnesite Jn. to reverse the loco and run the loco back to ED. So, ensuring the SHF-SHF arrangement was not always possible.

Mar 17 2018 (16:18)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3549 blog posts   1476 correct pred (72% accurate)
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That explains why Pune rarely manages to get its locos in proper arrangement :P

Mar 17 2018 (16:25)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3584 blog posts
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Yup, they will have to run the loco with some train till Kurla and use one of the bypasses in Mumabi to reverse the loco. They will mostly rely on running a few trains with LHF on specific routes so that it will arrive at Pune in SHF mode for some important train.

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