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KJM WDM2 #17477 Waits to Cross the Old Madras Road Bangalore

KJM WDM2 #17477 Waits to Cross Old Madras Road

The WDM2 is Indian Railways’ most recognized and iconic locomotives ever. Also called ALCOs as they were designed by the American Locomotive Company, these 2400 hp diesel workhorses are responsible for Indian Railways becoming what it is today. One of them, the freshly painted and good looking WDM2 #17477 of the Krishnarajapuram (KJM) Diesel shed in Bangalore waits on a ...

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GOC WDM2 16666 at Kollam!

Golden Rock (GOC) WDM2 Diesel Locomotive with fancy road number #16666 stands at Platform ‘1A’ at Kollam Junction Railway Station in Kerala, having brought in the Punalur – Kollam passenger train. The engine was built at Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, and is regularly used to haul passenger trains on the Kollam – Punalur branch route and occasionally on the ...

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WDM2Bs meet at Alappuzha with the Ernad and Janshatabdi expresses

Diesel WDM Veterans Meet at Alappuzha!

Southern Railways Diesel workhorses, WDM2B #17544 and WDM2 #17805 both of Golden Rock (GOC Ponmalai) shed stand tall, head to head at Alappuzha Railway Station one late evening. The former hauling the Mangalore – Nagercoil Ernad Express arrived first and the latter arrived later with the Kozhikode – Thiruvananthapuram Jan Shatabdi Express, but left first. Poor Ernad and #17544 was ...

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