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May 22 2013 (11:49)   22884/Yesvantpur - Puri Weekly Garib Rath Express

venu178   6 blog posts
Entry# 761045            Tags   Past Edits
I took the YPR - Puri Garib Rath last Sat and at BZA took my kids along to watch the Loco change.
I was surprised to see the Loco being changed was WDG - 3A and questioned one of the engineers participating in the Loco change about the Loco being used for a Passenger train.
[As there was lots of noise, its possible I misheard and misunderstood the following conversation, experts pls correct]
explained that this Loco has both Speed Pipe [White Colour] and Brake Pipe [ Green colour] and hence can be used to pull passenger coaches. A Goods only Loco will have only the Brake Pipe.
Is it really the case? Also the 2nd Loco was a WAM - 4 [I think] and I noticed FP and BP painted over the pipes. FP for Speed Pipe?

May 22 2013 (15:47)
Prateek   927 blog posts   2063 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 761045-1            Tags   Past Edits
fp - feed pipe
bp - brake pipe.
they are the brake system used in the trains ( air brake )
Feed Pipe system is introduced to reduced the release time after brake application
in air brake trains whereas brake pipe can sustain better
brake power and can haul a long trains.

May 23 2013 (16:11)
venu178   6 blog posts
Re# 761045-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks friend!! Were the engineer's assertations that a WDG loco having both pipes can be used to haul a passenger train correct? Did I get the colours right?

May 24 2013 (00:51)
Prateek   927 blog posts   2063 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 761045-3            Tags   Past Edits
yes, Brake pipe - Green and Feed pipe - White. wdg locos are used many times to haul passenger trains mostly wdg 3a and wdg 4..mostly offlink .
moreover the wdp-4b , the loco which is used to haul passenger trains is the upgraded version of wdg 4 ..the only difference is the weight of the loco,nothing else.

Jun 01 2013 (15:27)
venu178   6 blog posts
Re# 761045-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thank You!!
May 17 2013 (14:42)   22884/Yesvantpur - Puri Weekly Garib Rath Express

venu178   6 blog posts
Entry# 755852            Tags   Past Edits
Dear all, Joined the site yesterday and since then have been going through various posts - most of them offering fascinating insights on IR. Wonder if the mods can have a section to explain jargon to new folks? For instance, took me quite a few posts to realise TT is time table ;)

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May 17 2013 (15:47)
Legend Called Darjeeling Mail~   1793 blog posts   101 correct pred (61% accurate)
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May 17 2013 (15:47)
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Welcome to IRI Sir. You can browse through the FAQ section to get acquianted with various rules and terminologies. This site has been a great learning experience for many bloggers, including me. Happy Rail Fanning!! :)

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May 17 2013 (16:13)
venu178   6 blog posts
Re# 755852-11            Tags   Past Edits
post script...were you just kidding?

May 17 2013 (16:31)
Krutarth*^   1618 blog posts   2015 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Nope.. I was unaware of that SF..

May 17 2013 (16:40)
venu178   6 blog posts
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Thank you all for the welcome posts!!
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