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No: 9110   Contributor: Pratik   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: India
Engine's of same train

Two electric locomotives, 21896 and 22387 (Santragachi, WAP-4).
Picture added on 20 June 2010 at 10:26
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The 1500 Volt DC traction loco (21986) pulls trains from Bombay to Baroda after which the mainline 25 KV AC loco (22387) takes over. The WCAM type loco is a relic of the British Raj traction system which still prevails in the vicinity of Bombay though much of India's traction is 25 KV AC.

Added by Narendra on 20 July 2010.
Never realised it was 1500v DC originally.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 20 July 2010.
The WCAM is a dual power AC/DC loco with 750 volt DC series traction motors. These haul the intercity trains leaving Bombay upto Baroda/Igatpuri where the WAP-4 25 KV AC locos take over. The WCAM has a resistance bank for the DC traction and a variable auto-transformer with rectifier units for running on AC traction. The loco packs about 4600 HP on the DC mode and runs at a top speed of 105 KMPH. Quite versatile.

Added by Narendra on 21 July 2010.
Indeed. Don't think Britain had any dual voltage locos but there were dual voltage suburban units for operating 6.25 and 25kv ac only.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 21 July 2010.
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