Jan 02 2017 (11:12PM) Loco Tag: BWN/WDM-3A/18845 added by 12503 KYQ BNC Humsafar Express 12504~/1329476
Indian flag stickered ALCo WDM3A from BWN DLS,ER numbered #18845 charges towards MLDT for its next scheduled halt hauling KOAA-HDB ICE on a bright afternoon — at English Bazar Malda West Bengal Credit : Aishik Chanda
Dec 25 2016 (11:42PM) Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by te amo dolly^~/765849
Dec 25 2016 (11:42PM) Station Tag: Malda Town/MLDT added by te amo dolly^~/765849
Dec 25 2016 (11:42PM) Station Tag: Rampurhat/RPH added by te amo dolly^~/765849
Why so much Loco "Nautanki" is done by ER and NFR for this train ? Two times loco change and that too within a span of mere 340 km journey ? E Loco till RPH still makes sense , but what about Malda Town Diesel to Diesel Loco change over ?
Most probably, they are using this train to move locos to MLDT shed. Since there are very few originating trains from MLDT, instead of running locos light, they are using this train to get the locos to MLDT shed. A few other trains too have similar e-loco to e-loco and d-loco to d-loco changes en-route to move locos to their home sheds.
Loco sharing arrangement is there at MLDT. Not zonal constraint, but BWN DLS is not sending a new diesel locomotive to SDAH per day; so as the loco goes with 15657, it returns with Gour exp/15658 (need to confirm as it is backdate info).