Monday, February 13, 2017

Railway Xing Trainspotting at Barabhum

So on our Road Trip to Garpanchkot, this was a Railway Crossing at which we got caught up for a while. And was I glad. The First Train to pass was a Goods Train with the following loco pulling it along.




Loco No.: 27032
Loco Class: WAG-7
Sub Class:
Shed Name(code): Mughalsarai (MGS)
Manufacturer Serial Number:
Manufactured Date:
Manufacturer: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)
Loco Name:
Status: In Service
Old Loco Class:
Livery: Blue With Single White Strip
Comments:
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The crossing remained closed as this lone loco came down the track from the station and then headed back down a different track. Notice how while heading towards us, it had the rear Pantograph drawing power. Then it came to a stop, lowered that one, and raised the other pantograph and drew power again and headed back down after the turnout switch had been activated to got down another track.

Loco No.: 28036
Loco Class: WAG-7
Sub Class:
Shed Name(code): Gomoh (GMO)
Manufacturer Serial Number:
Manufactured Date: 2009-01-12
Manufacturer: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)
Loco Name:
Status: In Service
Old Loco Class:
Livery: WAG-7 pale blue with cream band
Comments: Conventional bodyshell. Air brake only. SIV fitted. Vertical DBR
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We still had  to wait a little while and then this passenger train tugged by a WAG-5 Electric Loco came blasting down and sped past. (WAG-5 pulling a passenger train is not an uncommon occurrence in undulating terrains)

Loco No.: 23496
Loco Class: WAG-5
Sub Class: H
Shed Name(code): Tatanagar (TATA)
Manufacturer Serial Number:
Manufactured Date: 1990-05-10
Manufacturer: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)
Loco Name:
Status: In Service
Old Loco Class WAG-5A
Livery: WAG-5 maroon with yellow stripe
Comments: Air brake only. HS15250A TMs. Vertical DBR. POH+RC at KGP, 12/01/2006