Way to go! Indian Railways gets new aerodynamic ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive for semi-high speed trains


Way to go! Indian Railways gets new aerodynamic ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive for semi-high speed trains

Indian Railways gets ‘Make in India’ aerodynamic-design electric locomotive! Indian Railways’ Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has recently rolled out an all-new design 5,400 HP electric locomotive with an aerodynamic design.

According to CLW, the electric locomotive is the first in the country to have an aerodynamic design that will help it achieve speeds of up to 200 kmph. This new ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive will be used to haul premium superfast trains such as the Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express.

A CLW official told Financial Express Online that the WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive, with its new aerodynamic design, will reduce the air drag at higher speeds for more energy efficiency. The new design electric locomotive will be dynamically stable for high speed operations.

It has a ergonomically re-modified driver desk for improving the conditions of loco pilots, the official said. The gear arrangement has also been modified for hauling the train at a maximum speed of 200 kmph. Read More

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