Indian Railways’ Powerstar, the WAP7 Stretches Out!

The mighty WAP7 #30332 of Royapuram (RPM) electric locomotive shed near Chennai stretches out on Platform no 5 at Bangalore City Railway station as she prepares to head back home to Chennai with the 22626 Bangalore-Chennai Double Decker Express. The most powerful passenger locomotive in India rated at 6350 hp, the WAP7 is frequently assigned at hauling premium Express trains such as the Rajdhanis and Durontos and other crack trains which have demanding schedules. It was quite an effort to capture the full length of the train given her sheer length.

SBC-MAS Double Decker on her Inaugural Run!

The brand new 22626 Bangalore – Chennai Double Decker Express gets ready to leave for the first time from Bangalore City Railway Station (platform no.5) after arriving from Chennai on its inaugural run. The mighty WAP7 #30332 from Southern Railway’s Royapuram shed does the honors. The inaugural run from Chennai was quite awesome, with the train arriving in Bangalore 20 minutes ahead of time.