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Indian Electric Locomotives[Inhalt]
Indian Railways class WAP-4
India | 1993 | 778 produced
No. 22805 in August 2011 on the “Coal Field Express” Dhanbad-Howrah in Salkhia, Kolkata
No. 22805 in August 2011 on the “Coal Field Express” Dhanbad-Howrah in Salkhia, Kolkata
Smeet Chowdhury
General
Built1993-2015
ManufacturerChittaranjan
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length61 ft 7 15/16 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 9 9/16 in
Service weight248,681 lbs
Adhesive weight248,681 lbs
Axle load41,447 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power5,050 hp (3,766 kW)
Top speed87 mph
Starting effort67,892 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
last changed: 09 2023
Indian Railways class WAP-7
India | 2000 | more than 1,486 produced
No. 30541 in April 2019 on the Kerala Express at Warangal, Telangana
No. 30541 in April 2019 on the Kerala Express at Warangal, Telangana
Nikhil B / Wikimedia Commons
VariantWAP-7WAP-7HS
General
Builtsince 2000
ManufacturerChittaranjan, Banaras, Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 5 1/2 in
Wheelbase51 ft 6 1/8 in
Service weight271,168 lbs239,157 lbs
Adhesive weight271,168 lbs239,157 lbs
Axle load45,195 lbs39,860 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power6,115 hp (4,560 kW)
Continuous power6,356 hp (4,740 kW)
Top speed87 mph112 mph
Starting effort72,388 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
last changed: 10 2023
Indian Railways class WAM-1
India | 1959 | 100 produced
No. 20202 “Jagjivan Ram” is now the only surviving WAM-1
No. 20202 “Jagjivan Ram” is now the only surviving WAM-1
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The WAM-1 was the first AC electric locomotive in India. It was developed and built by the European 50 Hz Group and its name stands for “Wide gauge, AC, Mixed service, first generation”. The French electric locomotives from this period served as models, although production was also carried out by Krauss-Maffei and Krupp.

In parallel with the WAM-1, Indian Railways also ordered the WAM-2 and WAM-3 from Japanese manufacturers. The WAM-1 was mainly used by the Eastern Railway in the Ganges plain. The use in passenger service ended with the introduction of the new three-phase locomotives in the 1990s. After that, they were only used in front of freight trains and in shunting duties. In the meantime, all of them have been retired, only No. 20202 “Jagjivan Ram” being preserved.

General
Built1959-1961
ManufacturerKrauss-Maffei, Krupp, SFAC, La Brugeoise et Nivelles
Axle configB-B 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length52 ft 1 11/16 in
Service weight163,142 lbs
Adhesive weight163,142 lbs
Axle load41,006 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power2,870 hp (2,140 kW)
Top speed70 mph
Starting effort55,078 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 03/2024
Indian Railways class WAG-5
India | 1978 | 1,196 produced
No. 23431 in front of a second WAG-5 in May 2016 near Kazipet Junction station, Telangana
No. 23431 in front of a second WAG-5 in May 2016 near Kazipet Junction station, Telangana
Nikhilb239
Variantfreightpassenger
General
Built1978-1998
ManufacturerChittaranjan, Bharat Heavy Electricals
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length65 ft 6 3/8 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 6 in
Service weight260,145 lbs271,168 lbs
Adhesive weight260,145 lbs271,168 lbs
Axle load43,651 lbs45,195 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power4,291 hp (3,200 kW)
Continuous power3,849 hp (2,870 kW)
Top speed50 mph62 mph
Starting effort83,179 lbf74,187 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
last changed: 10 2023
Indian Railways class WAG-7
India | 1990 | 1,970 produced
No. 24617 in December 2014
No. 24617 in December 2014
Nikhil B / Wikimedia Commons
VariantWAG-7WAG-7H
General
Built1990-2015
ManufacturerChittaranjan, Bharat Heavy Electricals
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 8 3/16 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 5 5/8 in
Service weight271,168 lbs291,010 lbs
Adhesive weight271,168 lbs291,010 lbs
Axle load45,195 lbs48,502 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Hourly power5,351 hp (3,990 kW)
Continuous power5,002 hp (3,730 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort98,916 lbf107,908 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
passenger
last changed: 10 2023
Indian Railways class WAG-9
India | 1995 | more than 3,899 produced
No. 31393 and No. 31132 in August 2013 at Ghatkesar Station, Hyderabad
No. 31393 and No. 31132 in August 2013 at Ghatkesar Station, Hyderabad
Adityamadhav83 / Wikimedia Commons

Indian Railways sought support from ABB in Switzerland to develop a modern three-phase locomotive. The first six locomotives were built directly by ABB and production was gradually switched to purely Indian companies. The designation WAG-9 stands for broad gauge, AC, goods and generation 9. The variants are the WAG-9H with additional ballast, the WAG-9i with IGBT converters, the WAG-9Hi as a combination of the H and i, the WAG-9HC with vacuum brakes and the higher powered WAG-9HH. The WAP-7 was developed parallel to the WAG-9. By early 2023, 3,899 machines had already been completed, while production continued at several plants.

VariantWAG-9WAG-9HWAG-9HH
General
Builtsince 1995since 2019
ManufacturerABB, Chittaranjan, Bhusawal Electric Locomotive Works, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Banaras
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 5 1/2 in
Wheelbase51 ft 6 1/8 in
Fixed wheelbase12 ft 1 11/16 in
Service weight271,168 lbs291,010 lbs
Adhesive weight271,168 lbs291,010 lbs
Axle load45,195 lbs48,502 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz
Continuous power6,122 hp (4,565 kW)9,000 hp (6,711 kW)
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort106,784 lbf114,653 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
freight
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023
Indian Railways class WCAM-1
India | 1973 | 53 produced
No. 21839 in July 2011 in Ahmadabad on the Gujarat Express
No. 21839 in July 2011 in Ahmadabad on the Gujarat Express
Smeet Chowdhury
General
Built1973-1979
ManufacturerChittaranjan
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 8 13/16 in
Wheelbase47 ft 4 3/16 in
Service weight248,681 lbs
Adhesive weight248,681 lbs
Axle load41,447 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V
Continuous power3,641 hp (2,715 kW)
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort74,187 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
multi-system
last changed: 10 2023
Indian Railways classes WCAM-2 and WCAM-2P
India | 1995 | 20 produced
Two WCAM-2 in December 2020
Two WCAM-2 in December 2020
JND AMD
General
Built1995-1996
ManufacturerBharat Heavy Electricals
Axle configC-C 
Gauge5 ft 6 in (Indian broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length68 ft 8 13/16 in
Wheelbase51 ft 6 1/16 in
Service weight249,122 lbs
Adhesive weight249,122 lbs
Axle load41,447 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC/DC
Electric system25,000 V 50 Hz, 1,500 V
Continuous power4,720 hp (3,520 kW)
Top speed75 mph
Starting effort74,187 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
electric locomotive
passenger
freight
multi-system
last changed: 10 2023
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