Pic9- Gondwana Express Rsing on the Shree Mahadeo hills with WAP4 Bhusawal shed loco
Oct 27 2014 (9:28PM) Station Tag: Pandhurna/PAR added by NCR is pride of IR**/190490
Oct 27 2014 (9:28PM) Station Tag: Teegaon/TEO added by NCR is pride of IR**/190490
Oct 27 2014 (9:28PM) Station Tag: Ghundankhapa/GDKP added by NCR is pride of IR**/190490
Oct 27 2014 (9:28PM) Train Tag: Raigarh - H.Nizamuddin Gondwana Express/12409 added by NCR is pride of IR**/190490
Gondwana Express going on Teegaon Chichonda section with WAP4 Loco and no bankers Vedio- Gondwana Express crossing Ghundankhapa, Train has no bankers in rear End Pic1- 12409 Gondwana Express approaching to Pandhurna Pic2,3&4- Gondwana Express arriving at Pandhurna pf2 Pic6- Gondwana Express skipping Teegaon at 60+ Pic5,7,8- Few shots taken just after Teegaon Railway Station Pic9- Gondwana Express Rsing on the Shree Mahadeo hills with WAP4 Bhusawal shed loco
Yes, ascending is not a deal, but the load will increase on the couplers which will b problematic. however, having less speed limit while ascending, maintaining braking system perfectly, tat's not so tough for these locos. This BPL - ET wala section isn't such one, but obviously Bhor, Thull and Brazanga are deadlier and adding up is KK section too.
Yes, Bhor/Thull and Braganza ghat sections are quite steep. Also, the figures indicated also takes care of coupler load. The general practice is usually bankers are given for any gradient which is steeper than 1:50, just for additional safety even if the loco is able to pull the load
There are two common point: CBC & Speed permitted!! The inclusion of P-7 & CBC lead consistent trial to get into final Banker non-requirement with desirable speed !! Raj, Hybrid, DRNTO all do have CBC Coupling & with less load, P-4 manage 65 KMPH with Raj/DRNTO Rake, which cant be possible for 25 Coach Rake (while it can ascend but with slow speed, which can lead congestion on busy track)!!
Sirjee, 24 coach cannot ascend this section even with CBC if P4 is used. It cannot even start on this gradient. It will stall and roll down. However if it enters the section with a momentum of 110kmph, it will still stall after moving for a certain distance
PS: The article discussed abt P-7 ability @ 65 KMPH but nt about p-4 disability et all!! Was trying to find but didnt find any P-4 topic n would be grateful if been provided!! PS: GT/Tamil Nadu use CBC Coupled ICF Caoch, not Hybrid ones!! Hence they still b banked!!