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Visitor from Western Railway, brand new VADODARA WAP-7

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©  Jan 5, 2019





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Exposure: 1/500
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Focal length: 40 mm
ISO: 100
Time: 14:15

Visitor from Western Railway, brand new VADODARA WAP-7

If I'd see this locomotive, I would say it's at least 40 years old. I understand that trains have to be very solid in India, but why do they look so old all the time?
@ddz7504 Indian Railways in not concerned about looks. Performance and power to haul 20-25 carriages, that is what matters. So looks that a back seat always. Recently some changes are happening as GE and Alstom have started manufacturing locos in India
@ddz7504 In addition to what I said above, when I am typing this message nearly 19,000 passenger trains are running in India along with equal number of freight trains. Normally an Express train will have 22-24 carriages transporting passengers equivalent to population of Australia and New Zealand together in a day. For such a national transport carrier, looks dont have any importance. It is the capacity that matters ...
Excellent question and information! And, wherever trains are rolling, regardless of what they look like, one or more of us will be there to enjoy and record them for posterity 🙂 !
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