Great to see these locos after a long time. Best remembered for their melodious horns, hauling trains like the Mithila, Coalfield, Black Diamond, 49Up/50Dn..
Posted by PVS Praveen Kumar on 2009 Jan 08 11:02:46 -0500
Thanx a million for sharing the picture of this rare beast!!!
Posted by Ankit Bharaj on 2009 Jan 07 12:56:49 -0500
Nice to see a pic of a WAM2 after a long time. Thanks for uploading this pic.
Posted by Arzan Kotval on 2009 Jan 07 11:07:35 -0500
Ah, the good 'ol WAM2. Priceless! I grew-up on these Bo-Bo locos. They lent so much character to the Grand Chord section. Will never forgot my first encounter with the orange-cream Asansol Exp. with matched-livery WAM2, at Howrah.
Posted by Mani Vijay on 2009 Jan 05 13:06:31 -0500
Rare! is the word for this.
Posted by Colin Peter on 2009 Jan 05 12:03:22 -0500
It is a WAM-2 made by Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Tohiba (HMT), It was based at Asansol. And I am certain, because this loco was regular with Udyan Abha Toofan Express.
Posted by Anamitra Ghatak on 2009 Jan 04 23:48:21 -0500
A big thanks to you Harsh... Spent my childhood spotting these beasts hauling Poorva Exp, Mumbai Mail, Shaktipunj etc of ER
Posted by Anamitra Ghatak on 2009 Jan 04 23:43:32 -0500
A true gem indeed. Thanks for sharing. One small nitpick however: it is a WAG-2 and not a WAG-1. WAG-2, WAM-2 and YAM-1 all have similar body profile, though the YAM-1 is smaller.
Posted by S Shankar on 2009 Jan 04 23:07:49 -0500
Agreed! It deserves an FC status....
Posted by Abhishek Risbud on 2009 Jan 04 21:47:59 -0500
Gems from yesteryears! Can't they be moved to the "First Class" section?
Posted by M S M Saifullah on 2009 Jan 04 21:43:07 -0500
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Is this locomotive doing shunting duties here? For long WCG 1 were used here in Mumbai as shunters for passenger trains. Also, it seems WAM 2 is written on the loco. I maybe wrong, but thats what I can see written next to the road number at below the...
Is this locomotive doing shunting duties here? For long WCG 1 were used here in Mumbai as shunters for passenger trains. Also, it seems WAM 2 is written on the loco. I maybe wrong, but thats what I can see written next to the road number at below the windscreen
Posted by Abhishek Risbud on 2009 Jan 04 21:41:23 -0500