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Rarely spotted VADODARA WAP-5 with T'puram Rajdhani Express

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©  Aug 13, 2019


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Rarely spotted VADODARA WAP-5 with T'puram Rajdhani Express



storyRarest of rare spotting !!! None of the electric loco sheds in Southern India hold WAP-5 locos. So spotting WAP-5 in south is a rarity. As the monsoon floods disrupt rail traffic and loco links go haywire with route diversion, Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express got diverted from the original route via Madgaon and came via Warangal. Hence the VADODARA WAP-5 which was supposed to haul this train from H.Nizamuddin to Vadodara ended up hauling all way till Thiruvananthapuram Central. Usually the loco will be changed to PONMALAI WDP-4D at Vadodara. Hence I was lucky to spot this rare three phase loco at my place in Thiruvananthapuram.
Always nice to catch rare power!
@Maersk.146 Thank you 😊
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