Loco Details

Loco No. 18824
Loco Class WDM-3A
Sub Class R
Shed Name(code) Krishnarajapuram (KJM)
Manufacturer Serial Number
Manufactured Date
Manufacturer Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW)
Loco Name
Status In Service
Old Loco Class WDM-2
Livery KJM blue/turquoise/blue with blue lining
Comments Previously homed at GTL. Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Inaugural loco for YPR-DEE Duronto on 19/02/2011. POH at GOC workshops in May 2017: retrofitted with Daulat Ram DBR and APU

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Loco Details Change History

Loco Detail Changed From To Date Spotted By
Comments Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Previously homed at GTL Inaugural loco for YPR-DEE Duronto on 19.2.2011. Previously homed at GTL. Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Inaugural loco for YPR-DEE Duronto on 19/02/2011. POH at GOC workshops in May 2017: retrofitted with Daulat Ram DBR and APU 2017-12-24 Dan Cross
Comments Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Previously homed at GTL Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Previously homed at GTL Inaugural loco for YPR-DEE Duronto on 19.2.2011. 2015-10-13 Aravind
Comments Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala. Previously homed at GTL 2014-03-03 Swapnilshelatkar
Old Loco Class WDM-2 2012-02-21 Dan Cross
livery KJM blue/turquoise/blue with blue lining 2012-02-21 Dan Cross
Comments Rebuilt at DLMW, Patiala 2012-02-21 Dan Cross

Gallery photos

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Guntakal WDM-2 #18824 and Gooty WDG-3 #14897 MU'd together, seen at Chennasandra. Photo by Jay Balakrishna, 2003.

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Another view of the MU'd Guntakal WDM-2 and the Gooty WDG-3. Photo by Jay Balakrishna, 2003.

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Yet another view of the same WDM-2 and WDG-3 at Chennasandra. Photo by Jay Balakrishna, 2003.

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Castle Rock-MRJ passenger hauled by a KJM WDM-3A #18824. Ugar Khurd-Chincli, May 2005. Sachin Balwatkar.

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KJM cousins in different clothes: WDM-2 #17551 leads a WDM-3A #18824R towards SBC for night duties!!. BYPL, 2004-07-16. By Naren Damodaran.

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View of KJM WDM-3A #18824R trailing the WDM-2. BYPL, 2004-07-16. By Naren Damodaran.

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Strange bedfellows: GTL WDM-2 #18824 dazzles the morning air with her headlight as she emerges out of the Chennasandra siding in Bangalore with Gooty WDG-3 #14897 in tow. (Circa 2002) #AUTH1#Jay Balakrishna#AUTH2# #GOLD#

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KJM's WDM3A #18824 powering the 1610 Miraj-Pune Passenger, curves onto a Viaduct in Shindavne Ghats

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The 1610 passenger to Pune comes with a surprise KJM link - WDM-3A 18824. Shindavane, December 2007

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Finally, the much awaited inauguration of the Yeswantpur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Duronto Express took place today, the 19th of Feb. This will travel via the Bangalore-Gooty-Dhone-Kacheguda-Nagpur-Bhopal route taken by the Bangalore Rajdhani. The loco doing the honor was KJM WDM-3A #18824. MoS Muniyappa flagged off the train bang on time at 10:15 am. Yeswantpyur. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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A closer look at the decorated loco. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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The ALP waves the green flag as the Duronto departs Yeswantpur. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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The name board of the YPR-DEE "AC Duranto Express" .2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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A view of the well decorated and completely empty rake of the Duronto Express. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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KJM WDM3A 18824 is all decorated as it gets ready to depart with the YPR-DEE Duronto Express. (Shishir Jairam)

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Onlookers watch the brand new LHB rake of the YPR-DEE Duronto Express as it starts it's maiden journey. (Shishir Jairam)

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Crowd throng to catch the glimpse of decorated YPR-DEE Duronto Express (Shishir Jairam)

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Some confusion. While the ALP checks for the all clear with the guard, the RFP, bystanders and Shishir wait for the MoS to wave the all clear flag. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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The huge crowd which had gathered witnesses the rake pull out. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

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And off she goes! The YPR DEE Duronto is off! This fit for 160 kmph rake will run at 130 kmph beyond Kacheguda as this is all AC rake. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

Krishnarajapuram, WDM-3A, 18824, Indian Railways, Indian, Railways, India, Railway, IRFCA, loco, locomotive, engine, trains, train engine

The inauguration dais. While the delegate list was exactly the same as was for the Yeswantpur - Tirupati Intercity, this time none other than Muniyappa was around for the flag off. 2011-02-19. (Pawan Koppa)

Krishnarajapuram, WDM-3A, 18824, Indian Railways, Indian, Railways, India, Railway, IRFCA, loco, locomotive, engine, trains, train engine

12213 YPR-DEE Duronto Express left bang on time,this was the second new train flagged off in a month from YPR and I must say the time keeping of the inauguration was superb!! (Shishir Jairam)

Krishnarajapuram, WDM-3A, 18824, Indian Railways, Indian, Railways, India, Railway, IRFCA, loco, locomotive, engine, trains, train engine

A small crowd including myself has lined up on the platform to board 56966 Vasco de Gama to Kulem local train as the sun sets. Listening to the KJM WDM3A power up and down making all stops was a great way to end my first day in India.

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