Mumbai: Locos visiting CR!

Off late Central Railway Mumbai Division has become a mecca for railfans. All sorts of locos are seen in Mumbai now except the WAM/WAP series. A small compilation of locos and their trains is given below:

WCAM3: All trains towards Igatpuri from Mumbai CST/LTT/Dadar (except Nandigram, Devgiri and Pushpak), and the following trains towards Pune: Deccan Queen, Intercity Express and Pragati Express

WCG2: All trains towards Pune from Mumbai CST/LTT/Dadar except the following: Udyan Exp, Chalukya Exp, Sharavati Exp, Deccan Queen, Intercity and Pragati Exp.

WDP4: Udyan Express, Mandovi Express, Pushpak Express and Konkan Kanya Express

WDP3A: Trivandrum Rajdhani

WDM3A: Chalukya/Sharavati Expresses & Ratnagiri Passenger (sometimes WDG3A), Netravati Express, Matsyagandha Express, Gujarat-Kerala/Nagercoil group trains, Marusagar Express & Goa Sampark Kranti.

WDM2: Nandigram/Devgiri Expresses (sometimes WDM3A), Mangala Express, Sawantwadi Passenger, Kerala Sampark Kranti, Roha passengers and Vasai Shuttle.

Another interesting thing: Though Mumbai has a Diesel loco shed (Kalyan), only 2+2+1 pair of passengers are worked by "local" locos! The passengers that get Kalyan locos are Diva-Roha Shuttle (2 pairs/day); Diva-Vasai Shuttle (2 pairs/day); Diva-Sawantwadi-Madgaon Passenger (1 pair/day).

WCAM3 & WCG2 are exclusive to Mumbai. They are housed exclusively by Kalyan Electric Loco Shed. One another such "exclusive" loco is the WCAG1.

The Vasai-Diva-Panvel-JNPT/Roha branch line offers more interesting loco sightings. One can see WAG7/WAG5 from sheds all over India. I have personally spotted Asansol, Tuglakhabad, Ludhiana, New Katni Jn., Arakkonam, Erode, Ajni, Kanpur, Jhansi, Kazipet, Lallaguda and Vadodara. They come in with BLCA/BLCB (Container) trains. Panvel (or any station on the Diva (excl.) -Panvel section) is the best spot to sight these locos.


Unknown said…
Diva Vasai passenger has three pairs a day.