Ballast regulating machine
WCAM3 converted to AC traction and named as WAG 7M
Krishnarajapuram WDG 4 pair waiting for next duty
A banker or pusher locomotive is used mainly in ghat sections where there are steep gradients.These are attached to the rear end of the train and helps in pushing the train up the ghats .
Another important reason to have a banker at the rear when ascending a grade is to protect the train from a possibility of coupling failure and consequent parting which would cause a portion of the train to hurtle backwards because of the gradient (guard's brakes being generally inadequate for such a situation).
A braker is used ,When descending a grade.The locomotives are attached at the front to provide extra braking power .
Braker locomotives for Gomateswara express
Power of Mangalore passenger
Banker and braker locomotives on display at Subrahmanya
BCNA with Freshly painted Pune Alcos departing Subramanya
Mangalore Yesvantpur weekly arriving Bantwal
Vijayapura Mangalore express departs from the scenic Subrahmanya
Late running Poorna express with Alco twins
BTPN consist being shunted to Irumbanam yard
Wag9 twins with a fully loaded BCN freight
@doctortrainspotter Thank you