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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 before independence. When Indian Railways…

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Electric Freight Locomotives of India: The WAG Series

Comprehensive listing of all AC electric goods locomotives (WAG series) of Indian Railways with specifications, statistics, history, etc.

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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…

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The Electric Locomotive Roster: DC & AC/DC Electrics

People in India think of electric trains as a new, modern invention. However, that is not so. Trains on electric traction have been running in…

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Diesel Locomotive Roster – The WDP and WDG Series!

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…

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Diesel Locomotives Roster – The WDM (ALCO) Series

Details and descriptions of the all the WDM (Broad Gauge, Diesel, Mixed traffic) series ALCO locomotives of the Indian Railways.

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How Diesel and Electric Locomotives Work

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…

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Indian Railway Locomotive Terminologies & Design

An explanatory chapter about the structure, physical design and terminologies used for Indian Railways diesel and electric locomotives

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How Locomotives are Classified by Indian Railways

Locomotives can run under their own power or can run drawing power from elsewhere, converting fuel into pure kinetic energy that you can feel just…

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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…

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