Bombay EMU Footplate - November 2004

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< Churchgate station and the start of our journey on board the Virar bound 12 car fast local.

< Catching up with a Andheri bound slow train as we negotiate the curve under the harbour line RORB between Bandra and Khar stations.

< An unknown express train passes us behind an 'LHB' liveried WCAM2P No.21862 between Andheri and Borivali.

< Daredevils riding the rooftop on board a south bound fast train near Jogeshwari.

< Kalyan's WCAG1 No.21978 heads a BCN working bound for the Wadala yard of the Bombay Port Trust. This train would be routed through Bandra marshalling yard.

< Our return train at Virar lead by Unit 917C - a dual voltage EMU rake converted by the WR EMU workshops at Mahalaxmi.

< The youngest of the WCAM1's No.21852 sporting new Valsad shed livery heads the Amritsar bound Paschim Express through Virar.

< Over South Bassien bridge. The new bridge (under construction) to accomodate tracks 3 & 4 can be seen on the left while the original bridge (no longer in use) can be seen on the right.

< A Jessops built EMU rake on a Churchgate bound slow working about to be overtaken by us a little south of Borivali.

< The approach tracks to Bombay Central carriage yard. 5 WDS4's can be seen in this picture - Bombay being one of the last bastions of this class of loco.

< Bandra's WDS4 No.19085 backs in the LHB rake of the 2951 Dn Rajdhani Express into Pf.3 of Bombay Central station.

< WCAM2 No.21867 in original BHEL livery on a lay over at Pf.5 of Bombay Central station.

< The same loco was later seen by us at Santacruz hauling the Bhuj bound Kutch Express.

< The Train Management System (TMS) at Bombay Central. (Photo by Vikas Chander)

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