WCP1-Sir Roger Lumley (217)

Introduced in 1930, The EA/1s (WCP/1) were the begining of high speed trains in India. In 1930 they were capable of running at 120 kmph! They were used for passenger operations on the 1500 V DC Bombay-Poona/Manmad sections. In keeping with electrics of that time, these engines too bore a steam locomotive type of wheel arrangement. In the year 1930, a 192 km steeply graded Bombay-Poona journey, with WCP1 carrying the 7-car Deccan Queen on load, used to take 2 hr 45 min. Today in 2012, the fast