India’s Most Powerful Locomotive Hauls a Passenger Train

Far away from home, East Central Railways’ Gomoh (GMO) shed’s WAG9H class “Green Goblin” #31332 electric locomotive is seen near Bangalore Cantonment BNC hauling the 56507 Marikuppam – Bangalore City “Swarna” Passenger. The WAG9H is a dedicated freight locomotive and is also India’s heaviest, most powerful and technically most advanced locomotive with 6350 hp power output and weighing 135 tonnes, the real “driving engines” of the Indian economy. Being lighter and faster, the WAP7 is the dedicated passenger version of the WAP9. The WAG9 and WAP7 are the 18-coach Swarna passenger’s regular link, though sheds may vary.