Denzil Daniel, a YouTuber from Hubballi captured the WAG12B with BOXN rakes heading towards Hubballi at Kusugal. The locomotive was waiting for Crew change when he captured it.
“WAG-12B, World’s most powerful twin section Electric Locomotive skipped Navalur and headed towards Dharwad. It is the first commercial E-loco to enter the Dharwad Londa section” he added.
WAG12-B is a class of 25 kV Electric Locomotives developed by Alstom with a technical collaboration with Indian Railways. A total of 224 WAG12-B are in service as of now.
With a power output of 12,000 HP, the WAG12B is twice as powerful as its predecessor WAG-9. It is one of the most powerful freight locomotives in the world.
The WAG12 locomotive will be used to haul freight trains weighing more than 6,000 tonnes at speeds of 100km/h to 120km/h, essentially doubling the average speed of freight trains.
At present, all 224 WAG-12B are homed at Saharanpur Shed belonging to Northern Railways. A total of 800 locomotives will be in service by the end of 2028.