These upgraded dual-traction models deliver 4600hp in DC mode and 5000hp in AC mode, and were jointly developed by RDSO and BHEL in 1997. Components are shared with the WCAG-1 locos (see below). Co-Co fabricated bogies (High-Adhesion -- shared with WCAG-1, WAG-7, WDG-2, etc.) with secondary suspension.

Important Trains
  • Himsagar Express is the second longest running train on the Indian Railways in terms of distance and time Jammu to Kanyakumari: There is a SLIP ROUTE of this train, running from Erode Junction to Tirunelveli Junction & Chhindwara Junction to Bhopal Junction
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Food & Catering
  • In most of the long distance trains in India, food is provided on-board. Pantry Cars are attached to these trains. Meals are included in the fare on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, while Indian Railways catering staff come around to collect orders an hour or two before mealtimes.    Read More
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Interesting Facts
Train Videos

History of Indian Railways
  • The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. The core of the pressure for building Railways In India came from London. In 1849, there was not a single kilometre of railway line in India. A British engineer, Robert Maitland Brereton, was responsible for the expansion of the railways from 1857 onwards. Read More
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