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Blog Entry# 2037165  
Posted: Oct 26 2016 (12:48)

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Last Response: Oct 31 2016 (12:58)
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Oct 26 2016 (12:48)   PTA/Patiala (4 PFs)

Mohd Arif   15125 blog posts   1523 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2037165            Tags   Past Edits
Sh.S.K.Luthra CAO/R flagging off 1st Rebuilt WDP1 Loco by DMW
,This is new loco class WDP-1M
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9 posts - Wed Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26 2016 (18:27)
Shivam~   4648 blog posts   1173 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Mujhe laga DLMW creativity bhul gaya tha, saare WDM3x class voi blue white, par ye solid h boss😊

Oct 26 2016 (18:44)
Atharva49^~   37968 blog posts   2681 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2037165-11            Tags   Past Edits
Ha lgta to h.

Oct 26 2016 (22:07)
Foamer~   1934 blog posts
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Cow-catcher!! I always liked that name. Is it India specific ?
Sir, any reason why they re-building these old locos? Shouldn't they go in for more e-locos as more tracks are being electrified and there is a shortage of e-locos. Also Varanasi is rolling out new WDP4Ds right?

Oct 26 2016 (22:12)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   13861 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
Re# 2037165-13            Tags   Past Edits
The short hood is very small than others wd class

Oct 31 2016 (12:58)
The train not taken~   2647 blog posts
Re# 2037165-14            Tags   Past Edits
Not exactly. The term was very commonly used in the USA also. But it is not popular outside India now and RF's too tend to avoid using the term in other countries. It is technically called a 'Pilot'.
These are not old locos actually. WDP1 class is actually younger than the WAP4/WAP5 and WAG9. :)
They had some innovative designs like using a Bo-Bo bogie arrangement and fabricated bogies instead of the traditional ALCO bogies. They were supposed to follow the ideal passenger
loco specifications like the WAP5. But the locos had many ride quality issues. May be DMW is upgrading these to similar specs like the WDM3D. Hopefully they will overcome their issues now and deliver true high speed action that there were designed for ( Targeted at 140kph originally, but could achieve only 120).
As to the need of the upgrading these locos, even if IR is electrified more, there will be considerable diesel action under the wires. A fully electrified network will not be economical or energy-efficient and even though IR's actions seem to be in the opposite direction, a lot of people within IR acknowledge that diesel traction is still extremely essential. These locos in particular can now offer faster runs on the minor routes and will be very useful for passengers and short distance express trains. I hope BZA's WDP1's are too upgraded this way.

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