Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Diesel and Electric Locomotive Story and Working

Kazipet WDM3A 18973

Locomotives (popularly called train “engines”) are the heart and soul of the Railway system. Locomotives give life to coaches and wagons which are otherwise dead hunks of metal which can best qualify as shelters during rains, converting them into trains. ...

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Indian Railway Locomotive Terminologies & Design

Pune Twin WDG4s

Locomotives are very complicated and very heavy machinery, which they have to be, given the enormous amount of work they are meant to do. The average Diesel engine inside a locomotive has 16 cylinders (V16) and displaces around 150 liters, ...

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Festival Specials 2013 – North Western Railway

North Western Railway (NWR), Indian Railways’ zone with least percentage of electrified track after SWR and the zone with the most single line track will run a lot of special trains this festival season, mostly short or overnight services between ...

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Diwali Special Trains 2013 from UP/Bihar to Mumbai

North Eastern Railway (NER), North Central Railway (NCR), Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) will run hundreds of special trains to and from Mumbai from/to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar during the Puja/Chhath Puja – Bakrid – Diwali festival season ...

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