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WAM4 class the oldest Indian Electric Locomotive in service

The Trusty Old Monk with the Sheshadri Express

Arakkonan electric loco shed’s trusted oldie WAM4 #21255 goes past Baiyyappanahalli with the 17209 Bangalore – Kakinada Town Sheshadri Express on an olvercast, cloudy day, and it started drizzling as soon as the train disappeared beyond the starter signal. The Old Monk (how WAM4s are fondly known) will haul the train all the way until Vijayawada, from where a diesel ...

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Photo of the Chennai Mysore Shatabdi Express

The 12007 ‘James Bond’ Chennai-Mysore Shatabdi Cruises Past BYPL

Southern Railway’s fastest train, the 12007 “James Bond” Chennai – Mysore Shatabdi Express cruises past Bayyappanahalli a couple of minutes late on its way towards the end of its non-stop run from Chennai to Bangalore. I was trying to capture this train for years now, but never got there on time. I was so excited that I fudged up the ...

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WAM4 Indian Railways old model electric locomotive

The Ever-Reliable Old Monk Waits at Bayyappanahalli

Arakkonam (SR) shed’s old faithful WAM4 class electric locomotive #21219 hauling the 56262 Bangalore City – Arakkonam passenger waits for the starter at Baiyyappanahalli Railway Station, Bangalore. I took this photo from a train (TVC-BNC SF special) hauled by another WAM4 from the same shed, #21233. Though they look beaten up and dilapidated, WAM4s are the most reliable and successful ...

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WAM4 #21339 of AJJ repainted

The “Old Monk” WAM4 Sports a Brilliant New Paintjob!

Veteran WAM4 6PE #21339 “Old Monk” of Southern Railway’s Arakkonam (AJJ) shed speeds past Hebbal with the 21 coach load of the 02846 Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Bhubaneshwar Summer Special trailing behind. WAM4 6PE means a 4th version Broad Gauge (W) AC-Electric (A) Mixed Duty (M) locomotive for both passenger and freight services with 6 Traction Motors in Parallel (P) and ...

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