Elusive beasts!

Ever since I engrossed myself into Railfanning photography, I had been having quite a few dreams - Photography of certain classes of locos. My first and foremost crush was for the GM-EMD (WDP4 & WDG4) locos. Those beasts were too attractive for me to resist. They regularly decorated the screen of my PC.
I took the first photo of one such loco on 31 October 2005. The loco was WDP4 #20002. I spotted the beast at Gokak Road on the Belgaum-Miraj Section. She was at the helm of the Rani Chenamma Express bound to Kolhapur. That was the only image of an original EMD built loco that I could ever click. As of today, I have managed to click about 16 photos of those elusive beasts.
My first ever spotting of a WDG4 was at Londa, on the 31st October 2005. As of today, I have managed to click about 21 WDG4s. The first one was 12021.

Other that the WDG/P4s, I had crushes for locos of Ratlam Loco shed. Ratlam really eludes me, and I managed to click them only twice till today!

The loco that I most hate seeing now-a-days are Erode locos! I hate their livery now, and hate seeing them! I love Ernakulam locos! (Thats a flavour of regionalism! I hail from Kodungallur in Trichur District, just 30 kms away from Ernakulam!)

The countdown for Southern Sparkle begins.... 2 days to go! I will board the Udyan Express bound to Bangalore on the 19th of October...Hopefully a WDP4 does the honour!

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