Almost all of these are dual-braked, but a few are equipped with air brakes only. Double-header frieghts with these locos are a common sight on the Wadala road-Kings Circle-Mahim-Bandra run. They can also be seen on the Vasai-Diva-Kalyan section which is the furthest point they operate out of WR. […]
The WCAM-1 does not use a variable ratio auto-transformer in AC mode like the others; it uses a fixed-ratio transformer and rectifier bank to convert the OHE supply to 1500VDC. The design of the transformers and notches makes this a hard machine to operate, with the fusible links tending to blow often. […]
WAG-9 is the name of a type of electric locomotive used in India. It is currently the most powerful locomotive in Indian Railways’ fleet. It is very similar to WAP-7; the only difference being the gear ratio which makes it suitable for heavy freight operations. […]
WAG-7 is the name of a type of electric locomotive used in India. It is a very powerful locomotive in Indian Railways’ fleet. Built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and BHEL, Jhansi to RDSO specifications. […]
WAP 7 is a high speed locomotive indigenously developed by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. It is capable of hauling trains at speeds ranging between 140 and 160 km per hour. With a maximum speed rating of 205 km/h (IR restricts it to 160 km/hr), the WAP-7 has the highest acceleration figures while hauling mail/express trains. […]
WAP 5 is the name of a class of electric locomotive used by Indian Railways. The first 10 locomotives were imported from ABB in Switzerland in 1995. They are supposed to be a variant of the Swiss Lok 2000 (Design Concept) and German DB Class 120 (Mechanical Chasis). Chittaranjan Locomotive Works(CLW) started production in 2000. […]
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