Locomotives

Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAP Series!

The first electric locomotives in India were dedicated goods (WDG) and passenger (WCP) DC traction locomotives introduced by the British. But when Indian Railways switched to AC traction post-independence, we did away with specialized locomotives for passenger operations and handed ...

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Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAG Series!

Before there was the celebrated WAP series, there were the WAGs. No, not the WAG as in football terminology, but Broad Gauge (W) AC Electric (A) Goods/freight locomotives (G) of the Indian Railways, which railfans consider to be much more ...

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AC Electric Locomotives Roster: The WAM Series!

After Indian Railways switched over to 25kV alternating current traction all over its network rendering DC traction and DC (and AC/DC) locomotives obsolete, AC electric locomotives are currently the reigning superstars of Indian Railways. They are the fastest and most ...

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Diesel Locomotive Roster – The WDP and WDG Series!

The WDG4 EMD Diesel Locomotive Engine of the Indian Railways

It took four decades after running around with the “mixed” WDM series that the Indian Railways finally thought that it would be a good idea to come out with separate dedicated specialized diesel locomotives (engines) for passenger and freight services. ...

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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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Locomotives of the Indian Railways!

Someone has said that the steam locomotive is the closest to a living thing among all that Man has ever created, yet. But I take it further saying that the locomotive, steam or diesel or electric or nuclear or whatever, ...

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