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Blog Entry# 1366976  
Posted: Feb 11 2015 (22:23)

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Entry# 1366976            Tags   Past Edits
------------------------------- Flashback to the Golden Era of WDM 1 the 1st Diesel Magic of Indian Railways ---------------------------------------
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Elderly WDM 1 accelerates heavily with a massive freight south of Balugaon on the SER Zone(South Eastern Zone) in January 1987.
Source of the Picture: click here
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courtesy: John Lacey
WDM1-NRM-17000 --- Built in 1957 by American Locomotive Co. USA preserved in National Rail museum, New Delhi
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Brief Details about WDM 1
The 1st class of Wide Gauge(W), Diesel powered(D), Mixed load(M),i.e., meant for hauling both freight and passenger trains. These are the first mainline diesel engines imported after Independence. They were even the fastest diesel locomotives till the advent of WDM 2 and WDM 4. They used to haul ore/freight trains on SER(South Eastern Zone). In the end, they were relegated to shunting/piloting duties or hauling sugarcane freight trains. One unit is preserved at National Rail Museum, New Delhi.
For more info about WDM 1 please refer: click here
This blog reminds me of the "Golden Days" of Diesel Era when Diesel Locos rule IR and it was a great period as we were used to hear "Great Honking" and "Generator Sounds" of diesel loco in the night and specially at night this sound can be heard from far away which was enough to understand that a train is approaching nearby.
Miss those Golden days!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 12 2015 (01:20)
kdp45   463 blog posts   37 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Frm which DLS??

  
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Feb 13 2015 (14:20)
2017Year of hopes for JBP~   3364 blog posts   44 correct pred (50% accurate)
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golden heroes :))))))

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