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Discussion in 'Photography' started by Ashutosh Mahajan, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. anupmathur

    anupmathur Super Moderator Staff Member

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    These Dining Cars meant one extra rake, as also a Kitchen Car & Pantry Car.
    Trains that were vestibule type had a Dining Car (along with the mandatory Kitchen & Pantry Car) and passengers used to be allocated a half hour slot for their meal. You'd then go and have a proper sit-down dinner as in a restaurant!
    Other than meal times, the Dining Car could be used as a restaurant where you could go and order snacks and beverages that would be served at table, by liveried butlers!
    *sigh* We have come a long way! And, alas, too many believe it is all for the better!
     
  2. dheeraj2412

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    thank you.
    and yes you are absolutely right KOOLHARRY, i was travelling by ahmedabad-howrah Express....and these pictures were taken between Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon.The Journey was like hell but the beautiful nature took away the boredom...:)
     
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    Yes, starched white table cloth, heavy silver cutlery, and they come through the carriages with a gong, calling "First sitting!"..."Second sitting!" :)
    I did have that as a child, fortunately. There was also a Lounge Car with a bar.
    Now you have that only on those very expensive luxury trains for tourists.
     
  4. koolharry

    koolharry Rail and Road...

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    2. AC Electric Passenger Locomotives

    Ok, lets continue with the loco spotting

    Lets look at some Electric locos meant for Passenger Trains.

    The first passenger loco was denated as WAP1 with a road number 22000.


    wap1-2.jpg

    I'm not sure what happened to that one, but the second one to be built, WAP1 22001, christened as 'Jawahar' is very much in action. Freshly out of POH, Jawahar hauling a passenger train towards Chennai Egmore. Pic taken by my friend Ramki. The loco is based at Arakkonam Shed.


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    WAP1 - 22047 from Ghaziabad shed hauling the Chennai - Mysore Shatabdi


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    A WAP4 class loco, the most popular and the most reliable passenger loco in IR. WAP4 class locos are capable of hauling a 26 coach rake upto 130 kmph.

    Here we see her in action with Vijayawada bound Jan Shatabdi. Its sure a mince meat for her.


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    A WAP5 class loco powering a passenger train out of NDLS.

    WAP5 are usually applied for passenger trains with 18 coaches or less. Its capable of doing 160 kmph


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    WAP-7, the most powerful passenger loco in IR, is known for its amazing accelaration. Capable of hauling a LHB train of 18 coaches at 160 kmph.

    1. Mixed Traction Electric Locos

    3. DC Electric Passenger / Freight Locos

    4. AC Electric Freight Locos

    5. Meter Gauge AC Electric Locos
     
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  5. anupmathur

    anupmathur Super Moderator Staff Member

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    LocoHarry, what kind of BHPs are we looking at?
     
  6. koolharry

    koolharry Rail and Road...

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    WAP1 - 3700 HP
    WAP4 - 5000 HP / 0 to 110 in about 340 seconds with a 24 coach train
    WAP5 - 5400 HP / 0 to 110 in about 310 seconds with a 24 coach train
    WAP7 - 6100 HP / 0 to 110 in about 240 seconds with a 24 coach train
     
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  7. pulsurge

    pulsurge Deepak Dongre

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    Well we all know what an idea bday gift would be for Koolharry ;) And sorry for the delay guys- I know pics are pending from my side. Will be getting them this week.
     
  8. Yogesh Sarkar

    Yogesh Sarkar Administrator

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    Excellent work Harish, cannot thank you enough for what you are doing. Photographs are something we are all used to seeing, but the information that you are providing along with them is absolutely unparalleled.
     
  9. koolharry

    koolharry Rail and Road...

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    Thanks a ton, YS. I'm honoured :)

    Yes please. I'm very very eager to see some classic IR stuffs.
     
  10. Indizen

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    Great set of images, Harish. The info on the locos is fascinating.
     

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