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A brief overview of Indian Railways by Prithujit

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  • 1. INDIAN RAILWAYS By Prithujit Biswas 07927859
  • 2. First in India in 1853 from Bombay to Thana
    • Length of railway network is 63140 km.
    • 5 billion passengers and 350 million tones
    • of freight are transported annually.
  • 3.
    • There are 17 zones and each zone consists of certain number of divisions with a total of 67 divisions.
  • 4. Three main categories of tracks:
    • Broad gauge – 1676mm
    • Meter gauge – 1000mm
    • Narrow gauge – 762mm
    • - 610mm
  • 5. Two basic types of engines are:
    • Locomotives
    • Multiple units
  • 6. locomotives
    • eg WDM-3D
    • Letters from the left indicate types of gauge, power source, operation and horse power.
  • 7. Production units
    • CLW : The Chittaranjan Locomotive Works in Chittaranjan makes electric locomotives.
    • DLW : The Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi makes diesel locomotives.
    • ICF : The Integral Coach Factory in Perambur makes integral coaches . These have a monocoque construction, and the floor is an integral unit with the undercarriage.
    • RCF : The Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala also makes coaches for the Indian Railways.
    • RWF : The Rail Wheel Factory at Yelahanka manufactures wheels and axles.
  • 8. WDP-4
  • 9. BAAZ
  • 10. Specification
    • 4000 hp
    • Top speed 160 Kmph
  • 11. WDP-3
  • 12. Specification
    • 3100 hp
    • Top speed 140 kmph
    • Both for WDP-2 and WDP-3
  • 13. WDP-2 with Trivandram Rajdhani
  • 14. Most faithful work horse WDM-2
  • 15. Specification
    • 2600 hp
    • 120 Kmph
  • 16. WDM-3
  • 17. Specification
    • 3100/3300 hp
    • 120/160 Kmph
  • 18. WDM-4 with Calcutta Rajdhani
  • 19. Specification
    • 2600 hp
    • 130 Kmph
  • 20. WDM-4
  • 21. WDS-4 (Shunter)
  • 22. WDS-6
  • 23. WDG-3A ‘Shakti’
  • 24. Specification
    • 3400 hp
    • 100 Kmph
  • 25. The Mercs of Indian Railway WAP-7
  • 26. Specification
    • 6350 hp
    • 170 Kmph
  • 27. WAP-5
  • 28. Specification
    • 6000 hp
    • 160 Kmph
  • 29. WAP-5 with Mumbai Rajdhani
  • 30. WAP-4
  • 31. Specification
    • 5350 hp
    • 140 Kmph
  • 32. WAP-1
  • 33. Specification
    • 3900 hp
    • 130 kmph
  • 34. WCAM-2P
  • 35. Specification
    • 2910 hp
    • 112 Kmph
  • 36. WCAM-3
  • 37. Specification
    • 3000 hp
    • 112 Kmph
  • 38. WAG-6
  • 39. Specification
    • 6110 hp
    • 100 Kmph
  • 40. WAG-9
  • 41. Specification
    • 6125 hp
    • 100 Kmph
  • 42. Isn’t it too boring.
    • Some new looks.
  • 43. DMU at Bhadrachalam
  • 44. DMU at Tirupathi
  • 45. EMU at Digha
  • 46. Old Beauty/Beast
  • 47. Beast at duty
  • 48. Notable fact and achievement
    • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is a world heritage site by UNESCO.
    • Ghum near Darjeeling at an altitude of 7000 ft is one of the highest hill station in the Asia.
    • Kalka-Shimla railway has the steepest rise in altitude and made entry into Guinness Book of World Record.
  • 49. Notable fact and achievement
    • Electric locomotive in India first manufactured in 1970.
    • Other information:
    • Overhead line voltage is generally 25000V AC. In some place 1500V, DC current or 750V, DC current.
  • 50. Other Information
    • Fastest passenger train, Delhi Bhopal Shatabdi Express runs at 150km/hr.
    • Highest speed of goods train in India is 100km/hr.
    • Japanese magnetic levitation train JR.Maglev has a peak speed of 581km/hr.
    • 70% of Indian Railway revenues come from freight sector.
  • 51.
    • THANKYOU