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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
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freight
three-phase AC
last changed: 03/2023
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