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Blog Entry# 1692922
Posted: Dec 27 2015 (08:17)

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Last Response: Jan 06 2016 (00:28)
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Dec 27 2015 (08:17)   12298/Pune - Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) | BRC/WAP-4E/25027
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BRC WAP4E # 25027 taking rest at Pune on Friday, 18-Dec-2015, at morning 11:20 hrs! After 10 days rest or so, finally, this loco hauled 12298 Pune-Ahmedabad Duronto on Saturday, 26-Dec-2015, at night 21:30 hrs! BRC WAP5 # 30079 which brought ADI-Pune Duronto is now taking rest at Pune (as on today morning 27-Dec-2015)!

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Jan 05 2016 (23:14)
indian railways   7174 blog posts
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Earlier, BRC was using 30071 and 72 :P.

Jan 05 2016 (23:25)
indian railways   7174 blog posts
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They were probably transferred as NR and its neighbour NCR have got the required high-speed tracks for testing them :)

Jan 05 2016 (23:53)
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Ben_Kenobi~   4222 blog posts
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was, it isn't now :P
and i had heard (not sure where) that these locos weren't made for high speed (probably 100+, not sure)
and isn't there a IR policy restricting higher speeds for MU-ed loco??

Jan 06 2016 (00:06)
indian railways   7174 blog posts
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That restriction is applicable only when the pantos on each of the MUed locos are raised and those locos are connected using UIC cables. Normal MU operation.
In case of MUed WAP5, only one panto supplies power to both locos. Both locos are joined together with a High Voltage (HV) cable. UIC cables only carry low voltage control signals. HV cable will carry 25 kV AC for powering the slave locomotive and thus avoid the need of having the slave locomotive use a pantograph. This is important for high speeds where multiple pantographs will introduce heavy turbulence in the catenary, leading to failures. Hence, they won't be restricted :D

Jan 06 2016 (00:28)
Rain rain go away
Ben_Kenobi~   4222 blog posts
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didn't knew that, thanks :)
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