The diamond of Jhansi! Spotted this WDG3A speeding towards Itarsi near Budni. The board in front displays in Hindi: "N-C Railways; Heera; Jhansi Division; The 100th Locomotive of Jhansi diesel shed". Picture by Vivek Mathur
The Gwalior - Barauni Mail is one of the few diesel hauled long distance trains on this section. On this day, it gets a Jhansi based WDG3A Shakti at the helm.
Having rounded the loop, the Barauni Mail emerges from a rock cutting. The loco at the helm has been named 'Heera' and was the 100th loco to be home at Jhansi DLS
The loco notches up as it starts ascending the grade through the loop. The ruling gradient here is 1:200