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Posted: May 28 (19:23)

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Entry# 4639348            Tags   Past Edits
A weird situation.
EMDs aren't allowed in the Pamban Bridge.But,how's WDG-3A allowed?I just went through the mass of locos in a detailed chart available at IRFCA,the mass of WDG-3As is 123 tons,whereas the mass of WDP-4 is 119 tons and WDP-4B is 121.2 tons!Also checked whether WDG-3As haul only short rakes in the section,instead it actually is a link of the full 23 coacher Sethu Express and many other trains that is from the Rameswaram Island!
Is there any reason behind this?People who know this please put light on this :)
in advance.
Edit:Even though T.E. is a concern,the T.E. of WDG-3A is actually more than all the WDP-4 class locomotives.The T.E. of WDG-3A is 40 ton which is 39600 kg,and the WDP-4B/4D has 39180 kg T.E.
The height of WDG-3A according to an IR document which I got is 4326 mm and the WDP-4/4B are 4264 mm and WDP-4D at 4211.6 mm.

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