Chennai - Bangalore - Mysore Shatabdi Express with a WAP7 at Baiyyappanahalli

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” šŸ™‚ It is also rare that the Shatabdi is hauled by a WAP7. It usually gets a WAM4Ā though it does not have a fixed link (dedicated locomotive class) to haul it.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: March 26 2015 10:30:53
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 28.5mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
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