This loco has a very loud noise caused by the blowers used to cool the dynamic brake resistors. Mumbai division has about 50 WCG-2s. In all in India there are 57. The WCG-2 locos, normally coupled in pairs or triples, haul freight trains in the Mumbai - Igatpuri and Mumbai - Pune sections. They are also used as bankers on the ghat sections.
In most of the long distance trains in India, food is provided on-board. Pantry Cars are attached to these trains. Meals are included in the fare on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, while Indian Railways catering staff come around to collect orders an hour or two before mealtimes. Read More
The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. The core of the pressure for building Railways In India came from London.
In 1849, there was not a single kilometre of railway line in India. A British engineer, Robert Maitland Brereton, was responsible for the expansion of the railways from 1857 onwards.