Tag Archives: Electric Traction

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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The Diesel and Electric Locomotive Story and Working

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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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