The Mysore Shatabdi Headed by a Spotless “Milkybar” WAP7!

The Prince of Southern Railway, the 12007 Chennai Central – Bangalore – Mysore Shatabdi Express blasts towards Baiyyappanahalli 10 minutes before time headed by a freshly POH-ed (Periodically Overhauled) WAP7, the gleaming, spotlessly clean #30357 of Royapuram Electric Loco Shed, Chennai. I was able to capture the entire train with its all-LHB consist for this photo while the WAP7 was blasting towards the curve at around 100 kph. Fresh-looking, spotlessly clean WAP7s are rare since they gather dirt very easily and all-white shining WAP7s are fondly called “Milkybars” 🙂 It is also rare that the Shatabdi is hauled by a WAP7. It usually gets a WAM4 though it does not have a fixed link (dedicated locomotive class) to haul it.