Tag Archives: Locomotive Roster

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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