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Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAP Series!

Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAP Series!

The first electric locomotives in India were dedicated goods (WDG) and passenger (WCP) DC traction locomotives introduced by the British. But when Indian Railways switched to AC traction post-independence, we did away with specialized locomotives for passenger operations and handed ...

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Diwali 2016 Special Trains Through North India

Diwali 2016 Special Trains Through North India

Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway have announced festival special trains to be run during the for Diwali and Durga Puja festival and holiday season months of October and November 2016. Given here are trains that run through North India, ...

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The Talgo Trials

The Talgo Trials

Three score and nine years ago, our forefathers brought forth upon this continent, a new system of railways, conceived in socialism, and dedicated to the proposition that all trains are created equal. Since then, all trains had indeed been equal: ...

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Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAG Series!

Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAG Series!

Before there was the celebrated WAP series, there were the WAGs. No, not the WAG as in football terminology, but Broad Gauge (W) AC Electric (A) Goods/freight locomotives (G) of the Indian Railways, which railfans consider to be much more ...

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