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What are the nicknames of different locomotives in Indian Railways ?

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Nicknames of some Special Locomotives of Indian Railways
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Antim Sitara — (“Final Star” in English) Last broad-gauge steam locomotive (WP) produced in India.
Abhinav - Named to the first WAP6 initially now rebuilt to a WAP4 numbered 22401 homed at Howrah(HWH) shed
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- Named to some WDG-4's which belong to Gooty and Raipur Diesel locomotive sheds. These are named after Lord Indra's white elephant.
Baaz - (Bird of prey in Hindi) Mainly two WDP 4's 20011 & 20012 are called BAAZ, WDP-4's 20000-20009 also have the name stencilled on them in the side.
Baba Saheb - Named to a WAP-1 numbered 22021 homed at Royapuram(RPM) shed which is named after B. R. Ambedkar. It was the 110th electric locomotive of the year 1990-91.
Vallabh-Named to first WCAM1 #21800 now no longer in service. It means beloved. WCAM1 is also the first bi-current charged locomotive class in India.
Balwant - Named to first WCAM2 #21861. It means strong. WCAM2 was the most powerful bi-current charged locomotive class in India at the time.
Cheetah - Named to some Broad Gauge locomotives. They include a WDM3A #16612, WAG5H #24404, WAP4E #22541, WAP4 #22382, WAP4 #22206 and some WDM3Ds.
Gajraj - Named to some Broad Gauge locomotives. They include some WAG7s and ALCo (American Locomotive Company) based locomotives.
Garuda - Named to first Microprocessor controlled WDG-2A reclassified as WDG3A. It means eagle. This name is no longer in use. They had an unusual livery.
Jagjivan Ram - Named WAM-1 which is named after India's ex-Railway Minister Babu Jagjivan Ram.[26]
Jawahar - Named to the first WAP3 later rebuilt to a WAP1 #22005 homed at Arrakonam(AJJ) shed which is named after India's first prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Krishnaveni - Named to a WAG-5E #23989 homed at Vijayawada(BZA) shed. It is named after Krishna River. It has a modified shell and single windscreen on either sides.
Navodit - Named to first natively produced 3-phase Electric Passenger locomotive WAP-5 #30011 homed at Ghaziabad(GZB) shed. It means 'New shining'.
Nav Jagran - Named to a WAP-5 # 30012 homed at GZB shed. It means 'New awakening'. It is the second indigenously produced 3-phase electric locomotive by CLW.
Gaurav - Named to some electric locomotives. It means pride. They include a WAP5 #30044 homed at Vadodara(BRC) shed and a WAP6 #22404 now rebuilt to WAP4.
Nav Shakti - Named to a WAG-9 #31030 homed at GMO shed. It was a prototype for WAG9H but it was later rebuilt to a standard WAG9. It has twin white stripes in the livery.
Nav yug - (New era in Hindi) Named to first natively produced 3-phase Electric Goods locomotive: WAG-9. It is numbered 31022 homed at GMO shed.
Prabal - Named to some ALCo based locomotives which belong/belonged to Lucknow(LKO) Shed. They include WDM3A, WDM2A, WDM2B, WDM2, WDM3D, WDG3A and WDM3B.
Prayas - Named to a WAG-7 #27512 homed at Kanpur(CNB) shed. It has a Silver livery. It looks unlike any other WAG7.
Pushpak - Named to some WDP-3As homed at Tughlaqabad(TKD) shed of Northern Railway zone on Kanpur-Delhi section in Delhi. It means floriculture.
Rajhans - Named to some Passenger dedicated electric locomotives built by CLW. It means 'Royal Swan'. They include some WAP1s and a WAP4E # 22540.
Airavat - Named to a WAP-4E #22393 which belongs to Vadodara Shed at Sayajigunj of Western Railway zone in Gujarat. It has an unusual Red/Grey livery.
Mayur - Named to a WAP-4E #22678 which belongs to Vadodara Shed. It means peacock. It is the first locomotive built by CLW in the year 2007.
Pawanhans - Named to a WAP-4E #22234 which belongs to Vadodara Shed. It means 'Air Swan'. It has been fitted with three compressors.
Arjun - Named to a WAP-4E #22604 which belongs to Vadodara Shed. It is the name of the lead character in Mahabharata. It is the first WAP4 allotted to the shed with roof-mounted headlamps.
Panther -Named to WAP-4E #22335 which belongs to Vadodara Shed.
Sahyattri - Named to a WAP-4E #22286 which belongs to Howrah(HWH) Shed of Eastern Railway zone in West Bengal at Howrah. It means co-passenger.
Samrat - Named to a WAG-7 #27455 homed at TKD shed. It means emperor. It looks unlike any other WAG7.
Shakti - (Power in Hindi) Named to Some Micro-processor controlled WDG-3A locomotives. This name is still used unlike Garuda.
Shantidan - Named to first WAG-7 #27001 homed at GMO shed (29 March 1992) (christened by Mother Teresa). It means 'Gift of peace'.
Sukh Sagar Naveen - Named to a WAM-4BDR #20420 (not in service). It means 'New sea of happiness'. It is the first WAM4 allotted to the BZA shed and also the first WAM4 with a BDR sub-class.
Tiger Face - Refers to those WAG-7 locomotives which have red and white stripes on their front and painted red, white, blue. This was their original livery.
Velociti - Named to some ALCo based locomotives homed at Vatva(VTA) shed. It includes WDM3D and WDM3A. The name probably has the same meaning as velocity.
Tez - Named to some WDM3Ds in 111xx series which were previously homed at Gonda(GD) shed in Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh(UP). It means fast in Hindi.
Natraj - Named to a WDG4 numbered 12119 homed at Hubli(UBL) shed at Hubli in Dharwad district in Karnataka. It is the name of an Indian God of dance.
Neelkanth - Named to a WDG4 numbered 12169 homed at UBL shed. It has been fitted with Distributed Power System(DPS). It is a name of Lord Shiva.
Maruraj - Named to some WDG4s homed at Bhagat Ki Kothi(BGKT) shed of North Western Railway zone in Rajasthan near Jodhpur.
Ajeet Maruraj - Named to a WDG4 numbered 12192 homed at BGKT shed. Ajeet means invincible.
Amit - Named to a WDG4 numbered 12195 homed at BGKT shed. It means Infinite.
Gir Lions - Named to some Sabarmati(SBI) shed WDG4s of Western Railway zone of Ahmedabad division in Gujarat. Gir is a name of a National Park.
Kaushal - Named to a WDG4 numbered 12253 homed at SBI shed. It means perfect. It is the first WDG4 built rated at 4500 hp built indigenously at DLW.
Vijay - Named to a WDG4D numbered 12681 homed at SBI shed. It has twin cabs and an unusual livery. It is the latest class of locomotives. It means victory.
Chetak - Named to some broad gauge locomotives. It is the name of Maharana Pratap's renowned horse. It includes a WDP1, WAP4E, WAG5A and some WAG5s, WAG5HEs.
Awadh - Named to a some WDM3As homed at Gonda(GD) shed. It was the name of a kingdom.[27]
Firex - Named to some American Locomotive Company based locomotives homed at Jhansi(JHS) shed of North Central Railway zone. It includes some WDM3As and WDM2As.
Sher Punjab - Named to a WDM3A numbered 16370 homed at Ludhiana(LDH) shed. It has an Orange/Dark Blue with white striped livery. Sher means Lion.
Prachand - Named to WDM2A numbered 16852 homed at GD shed at Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. It means huge.
Deshbandhu - Named to a WDM2 numbered 17279 withdrawn from service. It means country brother. It is the first WDM2 of Andal shed withdrawn from service.
Kundan - Named to a WDM2 numbered 18233 preserved at Diesel Locomotive Works. It is the first WDM2 built on kits supplied by ALCo. Named after a form of a traditional Indian gemstone jewellery.
Veer - Named to a WDM3A numbered 18745R homed at JHS shed at Jhansi in UP under Jhansi division. It means brave. It is the first WDM2 rebuild of its shed.
Indraprastha - Named to a WDS4A numbered 19057 preserved at Regional Rail Museum, Howrah. It was the name of a city in which Pandavas lived.
Swachchata - Named to a WDS4D numbered 19571 homed at Beliaghata(BGA) shed at Kolkata. It has been fitted with mechanized track apron cleaning system.
Subhash - Named to a WDS4D numbered 19577 homed at BGA shed at Sealdah railway station in West Bengal. It is named after Subhas Chandra Bose.
Viraam - Named to a WDS4D numbered 19732 which was scrapped in October 2011. It was the last WDS4 produced. It means end. It was homed at Kurla(CLA) shed.
Aravali - Named to some WDP4s homed at BGKT shed. It is named after a mountain range running through the Rajasthan which is close to the shed.
Agni - Named to a WDP4 numbered 20090 homed at BGKT shed. It means fire. It is the first locomotive produced by DLW in July 2009.
Vikram - Named to a WDP4 numbered 20092 homed at BGKT shed. It means victory. It is the last WDP4 allotted to BGKT shed.
Rajatabha - Named to a WAM4G numbered 20401 which is scrapped. It was the first WAM4G. It was homed at Bhilai(BIA) shed of Durg district in Chhattisgarh.
Surubhi - Named to a WAM4P numbered 20615 which is scrapped. It is the name of Goddess Lakshmi. It was homed at Asansol(ASN) shed in West Bengal.
Navchetna - Named to a WAM46P numbered 21380 homed at Asansol(ASN) shed. It means new feeling. First WAM4 at this shed to be fitted with SI unit and Microprocessor.
Anant - Named to a WAM46P numbered 21399 homed at Bhusaval(BSL) shed of Central Railway zone at Bhusawal. It means infinite. The last WAM4 to be built.
Ravindra - Named to a WAP1 numbered 22043 homed at GZB shed. It means 'Lord of the Sun'. It is the first WAP1 fitted with SI unit with top-mounted headlamps at this shed.
Vidyasagar - Named to a WAP1 numbered 22058 homed at Royapuram(RPM) shed of Southern Railway zone in Chennai. It means 'Sea of knowledge'.
Aastha - Named to a WAP1 numbered 22076 homed at GZB shed at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh in UP. It means faith. It was the last WAP1 produced.
Swarnanjali - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22242 homed at HWH shed. It means 'Gold Offerings to God'. It is the first WAP4 in the Red with yellow stripe livery.
Louhapurush - Named to a WAP4E numbered 22333 homed at BRC shed. It means 'Iron Man'. Named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The locomotive has a unique road number.
Yugantar - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22591 homed at GZB shed. It means ever-lasting. It is the first WAP4 to be fitted with top-mounted headlamps along with Microprocessor control.
Avtar - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22615 homed at GZB shed in Ghaziabad district, India. It means same as Avatar. It has been fitted with static converter.
Khandesh - Named to a WAP4E numbered 22680 homed at BSL shed. It refers to the north-western portion of Maharashtra state where the locomotive runs.
Ranjeet - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22688 homed at GZB shed. It means 'Battle Victory'. It is the first WAP4 produced in 2007 without a sub-class 'E'.
Ajit - Named to some WAP4s homed at GZB shed. It means invincible. These are the first WAP4 fitted simultaneously with Roof-mounted headlamps and DBRs, SI unit and Microprocessor.
Kewal - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22692 homed at LDH shed at Ludhiana in Ludhiana district in Punjab. It means 'Only'.
Rajinder - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22699 homed at GZB shed at Daulatpura. It means 'Lord of Kings'. It has WAP5 type cabin windows.
Davendra - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22700 homed at GZB shed under Delhi division at Kanpur-Delhi section. It means 'Lord of Gods'. It is fitted with SIV.
Satya Pal - Named to a WAP4 numbered 22707 homed at BSL shed.It means 'Protected by truth'. It is the first locomotive produced by CLW in the second quarter of the financial year 2007-08.
Priyadarshini - Named to a WAG5A numbered 23080 homed at BSL shed at Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in Maharashtra in Jalgaon district. It means 'Delightful to look at'.
Basanti - Named to a WAG5A numbered 23122 homed at BRC shed at Vadodara in Vadodara district on Mumbai-New Delhi route.. It means spring.
Nouvion - Named to a WAG5A numbered 23141 homed at BIA shed at Bhilai. Commissioned by Sir Ferdinand Nouvion(pioneer of 25kV AC traction in India).
Janmashati - Named to a WAG5RH numbered 23356 homed at ASN shed. It means 'Birth Centenary'. It is built in the birth centenary year of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Ajay - Named to a WAG5RH numbered 23357 homed at ASN shed. It means invincible. It is the first locomotive built in the year 1989-90 at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.
Kirtimaan - Named to a WAG5RH numbered 23456 homed at ASN shed at Asansol in Bardhaman district. It means record. The locomotive has a unique road number.
Ekta - Named to a WAG7 numbered 27006 homed at Mughalsarai(MGS) shed at Mughalsarai under East Central Railway zone and Mughalsarai division in UP. It means unity.
Karamvir - Named to a WAG7 numbered 27116 homed at Bondamunda(BNDM) shed. It means 'Brave in deeds'. It is the first WAG7 homed at this shed.
Swarna Abha - Named to few WAG7s homed at New Katni(NKJ) shed under West Central Railway zone at Katni in Madhya Pradesh. It means 'Golden shine'.
Sarvottam - Named to a WAG7 numbered 27425 homed at CNB shed. It means 'Best of all'. It is the first WAG7 homed at this shed with a Microprocessor control.
Samarpan - Named to a WAG7 numbered 27430 homed at GMO shed at Gomoh under East Central Railway zone and Dhanbad division. It means dedication.
Cauvery - Named to few WAG7s homed at Erode(ED) shed. They are named after a river. These are the first locomotives at this shed fitted with Vertical DBR.
Navkirti - Named to a WAP5 numbered 30013 homed at GZB shed under Northern Railway zone. It means 'New fame'. It is built using a damaged WAP5's spare parts.
Vijay Utkarsh - Named to a WAP5 numbered 30015 homed at GZB shed. It means 'Success progress'. Fourth WAP5 built by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.
Nav Kiran - Named to a WAP7 numbered 30201 homed at GZB shed. It means 'New ray(of light)'. It is the first WAP7 built.
Nav Bharati - Named to a WAP7 numbered 30202 homed at BIA shed. It means 'New recruitment'. It is the second WAP7 built.
Nav Chetak - Named to a WAP7 numbered 30209 homed at GZB shed. It means 'New Chetak (horse)'.
Nav Gati - Named to a WAP7 numbered 30215 homed at GZB shed. It means 'New speed'.
Nav Jyoti - Named to a WAG9 numbered 31023 homed at GMO shed in Dhanbad district in Jharkhand. It means 'New Flame'. It is the second indigenously built WAG9.
Nav Disha - Named to a WAG9 numbered 31024 homed at GMO shed on Grand Chord. It means 'New Direction'. It is the third indigenously built WAG9.
Navoday - Named to a WAG9 numbered 31033 homed at Ajni shed at Nagpur. It means 'New rise'. It is the first indigenously built WAG9 homed at this shed.
Nav Ghanshakti - Named to a WAG9 numbered 31058 homed at GMO shed. It means 'New dense power'.
Navshatak - Named to a WAG9 numbered 31100 homed at Ajni shed near Ajni railway station in Maharashtra. It means 'New century'. It is the 100th WAG9 built.
Nav Pragati - Named to few WAG9s in the 311xx series which are or were homed at Lallaguda(LGD) shed at Hyderabad in Telangana. It means 'New progress'.
Naveen - Named to a few WAG9is homed at Gomoh(GMO) shed. They are fitted with Inverted Gate Bi-polar Transistors(IGBT) traction converters. It means new.
Prateek - Named to a WDP4B numbered 40079 homed at Tughlakabad(TKD) shed. It is built as a Golden Jubilee celebration locomotive of Diesel Locomotive Works.
Yugantar - named to a KANPUR[CNB] WAP4 22591.YUGANTAR means in English 'New Era'.
Gajraj - Named to WDM3D/WDM3B class type locos. GAJRAJ means Elephant'.
Pushpak - Named to WDP3A loco class from TKD shed.Pushpak means Mythical vehicle of lord Vishnu'.
MAHABALI - Named to WDG4 loco class homed to Andal(UDL) Means More Powerful'
Heera, Shakti - Named To A WDG-3A 13182 Of Jhansi Diesel Shed. Heera Means Diamond & Shakti Means Power.
Avadh - Named To Gonda Homed WDM-2 16631.
Shatabdi Gaurav - Named To A Loco of Izzatnagar (IZN) WDS-6 R 17698 ; "Shatabdi" means centenary And "Gaurav" means pride.
Pallava King - Named To TBM YAM-1 21904 ; Pallava King was Coined Because This Loco Mainly Used to Haul Pallavan Express or Emperor Of Pallavan Dynesty.
Vaigai Special - Named To TBM YAM-1 21909 As It Was Allotted Specially To Vaigai Express Which Plies between Chennai Egmore and Madurai Junction.
Sukanya - Named To Mughalsarai(MGS) WAP-1 22017, "Sukanya" Means Good Unmarried Girl.
Ashok - Named To Ghaziabad(GZB) WAP-4 22061, ''Ashok'' Means Without sorrow.
Sahayatri- Named To Howrah Based WAP-4 22286, ''Sahayatri'' Means Fellow Traveller.
Gurudev- Named To Tata Homed WAG-5 23145, "Gurudev'' Victory to the Greatness in you.
Cauvery - Named To Erode (ED) WAG-7 27467, ''Cavery'' Is a River Name in Talakaveri, Kodagu in the Western Ghats in Karnataka.
Champalal - Named To 30227 WAP-7 of GZB Shed .
Dr.Silver - Named To Few Locos Of WAG-9 Belonging To Gomoh.
BHEEM - Named To The first Loco of the 5th Generation EMD Locomotive WDG-5
BIDHAN - Named to 20710 WAG-1 homed at Vijaywada Shed under South Central Railway (SCR)
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How to determine that loco is HOG fitted or not?

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Sabse aasaan, ye dekh k. Aisa sirf HOG fitted me hi hota hai.

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What is ACD ?

The ACD Network is a train-collision prevention system invented by Rajaram Bojji and patented by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, a public-sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, government of India. ACDs rely on GPS satellites for position updates. They exchange information through radio frequency transmissions to automatically brake and prevent collisions.
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speed to 15 km/h if on approach. They receive messages from each other ACDs on adjacent tracks. If inbound ACDs of other trains read 'train parted', the trains decelerate until they have stopped to prevent dangerous side collisions that can occur when adjacent tracks have been damaged.
The experimental trial use of ACDs in the Southern Railway has been successful.
When Loco ACDs receive 'Gate Open' transmissions from Gate ACDs provided at non-interlocked level crossings, they brake to decelerate to 30 km/h or an alternative predetermined speed. Gate ACDs at manned and unmanned level crossings also warn passengers with the message 'Train Approach'.
If a Loco ACD receives a manual 'SOS' message from other train bound ACDs or a station ACD that is within three kilometres of its radial range, it applies brakes automatically to bring the train to a stop.
The application of this anti-collision device has been refined to not only prevent midsection collisions but also to prevent their occurrences in station yards. The newly engineered solution is integrated with the signalling systems, interlocking to react appropriately in case collision-like conditions are perceived at the time of reception and dispatch of trains from a station (e.g. while approaching a station). Loco ACDs also give 'Station Approach' alerts to train operators and regulate train speed when they receives information from Station ACDs.
Loco shed ACDs, Track-ID Assigning ACDs and Repeater ACDs strengthen the ACD network.
Indian Railways have successfully piloted ACDs in the northeast frontier railway, covering 1,736 kilometres (1,079 mi) of its broad gauge route. They are now installing the ACDs on 760 kilometres (470 mi) of the Konkan Railway.
The on-board train protection device, the first device designed by Konkan Railway with their technical partner Kernex Microsystems (I) Ltd, was installed throughout the Indian Railway network.
A new ACD Version-II, now called the Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), is under development by The Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO). Unlike ACD, which is more of a distributed system which acts independently, the TCAS will be more of a centralized system where TCAS controls communication between trains and with trains with the TDMA protocol. The TCAS under development is meant to be a vital safety system. TCAS has a deep coupling with the railway signalling system so ACD systems do not depend on the railway signalling system.
The ACD system is based on GPS based positioning and track detection. This has inherent problems as with GPS service and course acquisition, the best possible horizontal accuracy is 10 m. This is inadequate for detection of rail tracks separated by a distance of 10–15 feet. Precision positioning is only available in the US for military use. ACD does not even have DGPS, differential GPS that gives an accuracy close to 2.5 m, and hence had errors in track detection using their patented Deviation Count Theory that worked in block sections but failed in station sections. The result was erratic braking that disrupted train movements and proved to be ineffective.[1]
The Railway Collision Avoidance System was patented in 2001 by an Indian inventor, Indranil Majumdar from Calcutta. He was awarded the Texas Instruments Analog Design Challenge 2001 for this design and another patent was granted in 2007.[2][2] The design ruled out GPS as it was a 3rd party US based system. Instead it uses track based sensors similar to RFID or Balise similar to the EuroBalise. The design did not receive much attention as Majumdar had no railway background. However, the design concepts were eventually reflected in the TCAS design first released in 2008.
After seven or eight years of problems with the ACD system, RDSO, Lucknow drafted the Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) specifications with amendments. In 2012, the Ver3.1.1 specification was released after joint consultation with companies manufacturing signaling equipment for the Indian Railways. The ACD system used in Indian Railways has inherent problems in station sections due to their design, using GPS for unfeasible track detection.
The High-Level Safety Review Committee at Mumbai on 12-13 January 2012 at the Western Railway HQ was skeptical of ACD effectiveness. They unanimously chose to develop TCAS as an open architecture system without charging royalties unlike the ACD which is proprietary.[3]
TCAS is being developed in India by qualified companies, manufacturing railway safety systems selected by RDSO through an Expression of Interest (EOI). These companies includes Kernex Microsystems, Medha Servo Drives Hyderabad, Invensys Bangalore, Siemens, HBL Power Systems Ltd Hyderabad and others. Indian Train Protection Systems will offer collision avoidance and also many functionalities of the European Train Control System, including prevention of Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD), Movement Authority and Control, Critical Train Data Recorder, advance in cab display of signals, advance alerts and warnings from station sections, uploading of running train data to a Central Train Management System over GSM-GPRS or other cellular networks.
The Indian government selected TCAS for future installation at a cost of 10 L INR per kilometre.
Konkan Railway Corporation (KRC), the technological marvel of Indian Railways, has invented quite a few new technologies. Anti Collision Device (ACD), state-of-art indigenous technology of KRC is currently under-going intensive field trials and is capable of avoiding collision between trains. Sky bus metro is another innovative, economic and eco-friendly mass rapid transportation solution devised by Konkan Railway. Self Stablising Track (SST) devised by KRC, which is undergoing trials at present, will help Railways run the fastest train in the near future and will make tracks much more safe and sustainable.
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What are T/P n T/G symbols in Railways??

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Uses of some symbol used by IR.
1.Termination Indicators(pic1)- T/P, T/G, or T/BOXN (painted on a yellow circular board) : Termination of speed zone for, respectively, passenger trains, goods trains, and goods trains with BOXN wagon rakes. In urban areas similar signs such as T/EMU, T/EMU-9, etc., may be seen (termination of speed limit for EMU rakes, EMU rakes with 9 coaches, respectively). Other termination indicators seen include T/PG (for both passenger and goods trains, seen on ECoR), T/P24 (for 24-coach or longer passenger trains), and T/L (for local, i.e., suburban trains, usually EMU or DMU trains). The Hyderabad area MMTS system uses a T/M sign for its trains. T/R is sometimes seen for railbuses. Occasionally, the sign T by itself is
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shown to indicate a termination of speed limit for all trains. A T/Raj sign was in use for Rajdhani trains when they were first introduced but is no longer used now. WR used T/Raj indicators for the 8-coach Bombay - New Delhi Rajdhani, and its EMUs used the same sign as a termination indicator.
2.Whistle Indicators(pic2)- 'W', or 'W/L' on a square yellow board. The 'W' is a general whistle indicator while the 'W/L' stands for Whistle for Level Crossing. The latter is also seen in Hindi with the characters 'see/pha' == 'seetee bajao - phatak'). Usually provided on approach to unmanned level crossings (and for manned level crossings without a clear view) about 250m away from the level crossing. Similarly, a 'W/B' sign is seen (less often) on approach to a bridge
3.Caution Order for Tunnel(pic3)- 'C/T' in black on a round yellow board. Caution Order in effect inside a tunnel; the sign is placed just outside the entrance to the tunnel. It is not known if this sign is used on any railway other than on Konkan Railway.

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Termination Indicators
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T/P, T/G, or T/BOXN (painted on a yellow circular board) : Termination of speed zone for, respectively, passenger trains, goods trains, and goods trains with BOXN wagon rakes. In urban areas similar signs such as T/EMU, T/EMU-9, etc., may be seen (termination of speed limit for EMU rakes, EMU rakes with 9 coaches, respectively). Other termination indicators seen include T/PG (for both passenger and goods trains, seen on ECoR), T/P24 (for 24-coach or longer passenger trains), and T/L (for local, i.e., suburban trains, usually EMU or DMU trains). The
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Hyderabad area MMTS system uses a T/M sign for its trains. T/R is sometimes seen for railbuses. Occasionally, the sign T by itself is shown to indicate a termination of speed limit for all trains. A T/Raj sign was in use for Rajdhani trains when they were first introduced but is no longer used now. WR used T/Raj indicators for the 8-coach Bombay - New Delhi Rajdhani, and its EMUs used the same sign as a termination indicator.
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Locomotives

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what is a banker

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What are bankers? Why are bankers used?
The above pics are showing some Wag5/7 locos working as a Bankers on Ghat section.These pics are only for a example of Bankers.
A banker is a locomotive that assists in hauling a train up a steep gradient. A banker is attached to the rear of the train and pushes the train from the rear while the normal locomotive of the train pulls it as usual from the front.
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are used for two reasons. One is that, of course, the leading loco may need assistance on a steep gradient. However, a more important reason to have a banker at the rear when ascending a grade is to protect the train from a possibility of coupling failure and consequent parting which would cause a portion of the train to hurtle backwards because of the gradient (guard's brakes being generally inadequate for such a situation). When descending a grade, bankers may be attached at the front to provide extra brake power (or sometimes just to allow the locos to be returned to their shed after having banked trains up the grade earlier, without taking up a separate slot on the timetable).
On an incline, when the train is being pulled up, the couplers come under a lot of strain. Normally, on level track, the couplers only have to sustain the forces corresponding to the static and rolling friction of the wagons or coaches. But when being pulled up, a component of the wagons' or coaches' weight also forms a part of the load on the couplers (the proportion of the weight arising from the sine of the angle of the gradient). Hence, there is a much higher probability of coupler failure when going up an incline. Finally, the additional locomotives help contribute extra brake power for the rake on the slope.
Often two, three, or even more banking engines may be provided on particularly steep grades and for heavy freight loads. It is common to see 3 rear bankers for passenger trains with 21+ coaches. On the Igatpuri-Kasara section even descending trains get two or three front bankers. It is common to see the Kushinagar Exp. get two WCG-2 bankers and a WCAM-3 up to Kasara.
Other trains on the same section often get three WCG-2 locos banking in front of a WCAM-3 when descending. Sometimes, however, bankers are attached to trains simply because there are available locos that need to be returned to one shed or the other, and using them as bankers is a way to move them rather than sending them light and reducing track utilization. The working timetable for a division specifies the local rules in effect for how many and what kinds of locos to use as bankers for different kinds of trains and loads.
The safety requirements for train operation set forth by the Commissioner of Rail Safety forbid operating passenger trains on steep gradients without bankers. Goods trains are sometimes operated on such sections without bankers if loads are light. EMUs are sometimes moved between Pune and Mumbai for maintenance and no bankers are used in such cases on the ghat sections as they are not carrying passengers.
The specific rules for what inclines necessitate bankers may vary from one zonal railway to another. In addition, bankers must be used for gentler inclines if there are special circumstances such as operation without brake vans.
The limits on the tensile force the screw coupler can handle necessitate the use of bankers for most Mail or Express trains these days even on fairly gentle gradients of 1 in 60 or so, since the rakes have been getting longer (and therefore heavier) in recent years. Hence the Nagpur-Itarsi ghat section requires bankers for all passenger trains with 18 or more coaches. Many trains with 17 coaches are run through on the ghat section for fear of overstressing the couplers if a stop is made and the train has to start on the incline. With CBC couplers, the allowable tensile loads are far higher. Goods trains with CBC couplers often don't need bankers on slight to moderate inclines for train parting reasons, but may require bankers to assist the leading loco.
Often, brake vans are removed from the rake before a banker is attached at the rear, because the common 4-wheeled brake vans are light and do not share the same mass/inertia characteristics of the freight wagons, causing them to be jolted around excessively and very often jump the rails due to the buffing action between the wagons and the banker locos. A newer, long 8-wheeled brake van has recently been developed which may avoid this problem, at the cost of making the rake longer.
In addition to the use of bankers, ghat sections often have special rules of operation. Mandatory brake halts are provided for steeper grades so that a brake power check can be done before the train proceeds on to the grade. Stopping at the top of a grade before descending also ensures the train is under control before proceeding. In steam days it was often common, for the steeper grades, to inspect all the brake cylinders of the rake at the mandatory brake halt, with defective ones being replaced immediately. There are also timed signals provided in some places; the train must stop at the signal for a specified time before it goes off and the points switch away from the catch siding, ensuring that only trains able to come to a halt there can proceed. 'Auto Emergency Brakes' are provided for locos intended for use on several ghat sections. These apply the brakes automatically if the speed exceeds a certain threshold.

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Guest: 85c92ae6   Added by: Titus Antony Peris Bhatt*^~  Feb 05 2012 (9:04PM)
A banker is a locomotive that assists in hauling a train up a steep gradient. A banker is attached to the rear of the train and pushes the train from the rear while the normal locomotive of the train pulls it as usual from the front.
Bankers are used for two reasons. One is that, of course, the leading loco may need assistance on a steep gradient. However, a more important reason to have a banker at the rear when ascending a grade is to protect the train from a possibility of coupling failure and consequent parting which would cause a portion of the train to hurtle backwards because of the gradient (guard's brakes being generally inadequate for such a situation). When
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descending a grade, bankers may be attached at the front to provide extra brake power (or sometimes just to allow the locos to be returned to their shed after having banked trains up the grade earlier, without taking up a separate slot on the timetable).
On an incline, when the train is being pulled up, the couplers come under a lot of strain. Normally, on level track, the couplers only have to sustain the forces corresponding to the static and rolling friction of the wagons or coaches. But when being pulled up, a component of the wagons' or coaches' weight also forms a part of the load on the couplers (the proportion of the weight arising from the sine of the angle of the gradient). Hence, there is a much higher probability of coupler failure when going up an incline. Finally, the additional locomotives help contribute extra brake power for the rake on the slope.
Often two, three, or even more banking engines may be provided on particularly steep grades and for heavy freight loads. It is common to see 3 rear bankers for passenger trains with 21+ coaches. On the Igatpuri-Kasara section even descending trains get two or three front bankers. It is common to see [8/03] the Kushinagar Exp. get two WCG-2 bankers and a WCAM-3 up to Kasara.
Other trains on the same section often get three WCG-2 locos banking in front of a WCAM-3 when descending. Sometimes, however, bankers are attached to trains simply because there are available locos that need to be returned to one shed or the other, and using them as bankers is a way to move them rather than sending them light and reducing track utilization. The working timetable for a division specifies the local rules in effect for how many and what kinds of locos to use as bankers for different kinds of trains and loads.
The safety requirements for train operation set forth by the Commissioner of Rail Safety forbid operating passenger trains on steep gradients without bankers. Goods trains are sometimes operated on such sections without bankers if loads are light. EMUs are sometimes moved between Pune and Mumbai for maintenance and no bankers are used in such cases on the ghat sections as they are not carrying passengers.
The specific rules for what inclines necessitate bankers may vary from one zonal railway to another. In addition, bankers must be used for gentler inclines if there are special circumstances such as operation without brake vans.
See the section on couplers for some information on the limitations of the ordinary screw coupler used most commonly on BG passenger stock. The limits on the tensile force the screw coupler can handle necessitate the use of bankers for most Mail or Express trains these days even on fairly gentle gradients of 1 in 60 or so, since the rakes have been getting longer (and therefore heavier) in recent years. Hence the Nagpur-Itarsi ghat section requires bankers for all passenger trains with 18 or more coaches. Many trains with 17 coaches are run through on the ghat section for fear of overstressing the couplers if a stop is made and the train has to start on the incline. With CBC couplers, the allowable tensile loads are far higher. Goods trains with CBC couplers often don't need bankers on slight to moderate inclines for train parting reasons, but may require bankers to assist the leading loco.
Often, brake vans are removed from the rake before a banker is attached at the rear, because the common 4-wheeled brake vans are light and do not share the same mass/inertia characteristics of the freight wagons, causing them to be jolted around excessively and very often jump the rails due to the buffing action between the wagons and the banker locos. A newer, long 8-wheeled brake van has recently [6/04] been developed which may avoid this problem, at the cost of making the rake longer.
In addition to the use of bankers, ghat sections often have special rules of operation. Mandatory brake halts are provided for steeper grades so that a brake power check can be done before the train proceeds on to the grade. Stopping at the top of a grade before descending also ensures the train is under control before proceeding. In steam days it was often common, for the steeper grades, to inspect all the brake cylinders of the rake at the mandatory brake halt, with defective ones being replaced immediately. There are also timed signals provided in some places; the train must stop at the signal for a specified time before it goes off and the points switch away from the catch siding, ensuring that only trains able to come to a halt there can proceed. 'Auto Emergency Brakes' are provided for locos intended for use on several ghat sections. These apply the brakes automatically if the speed exceeds a certain threshold
Jul 23 2016 (10:51PM)

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What happens when a passenger pull the Alarm Chain (Emergency Chain) in a coach? (ACP, Alarm Chain Pulling)?

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What happens when a passenger pull the Alarm Chain (Emergency Chain) in a coach? (ACP, Alarm Chain Pulling)?
The alarm chain in a passenger coach is designed to create a break in the continuity of the brake pipes (whether vacuum or air brakes), immediately resulting in a loss of brake pressure (or vacuum) and thereby cause the train brakes to be applied. With vacuum brakes, a clappet valve is provided that is released by the pulling of the alarm chain, and with air brakes, there is a similar passenger emergency valve that can vent the brake pipe to the atmosphere.
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the locomotive, in addition to a warning lamp or buzzer being sounded, in most locos the master controller undergoes auto-regression, with the notches falling to zero rapidly as the locomotive's motive power is switched off. The guard may also notice the loss of brake pressure (although he may not know it is due to the pulling of the alarm chain) and is expected to apply his brakes as well immediately. It is possible for a driver to override the alarm chain pull in a few circumstances, and this is in fact done in a few cases where it is known that miscreants resort to pulling the emergency chain solely to get the train to stop at a point convenient for themselves (but note that such an act by the driver or guard of deliberately ignoring an indication of alarm chain pulling is a serious offence).
In recent years, locos have been fitted with emergency flashers on the roof of the cab, and these flashers are also activated when the brake pipe pressure is lost for any reason other than the driver's application of the brake valve (A9). This alerts drivers of oncoming trains of the possibility of a derailed or parted rake which may foul other tracks, since the brake pressure may have been lost for those reasons as well, and at the locomotive it is not possible to tell whether the loss of brake pressure is due to the pulling of the alarm chain.
ACP also causes a small lever to be released near the emergency brake valve (usually mounted near one end of the coach) which does not retract to its normal position even when the chain is released. This allows the driver or guard to find out in which coach the ACP actually occurred. When the coach is isolated, the lever needs to be manually reset. Until this is done, the lamp and buzzer in the locomotive cab are continuously activated. A circuit breaker controls the lamp and alarm bell in the locomotive cab; in cases where defective equipment causes the lamp and bell to go off, the driver can disable them by placing the MCB in the 'off' position; despite the obvious safety hazards, sometimes this is resorted to by drivers when driving trains through sections where spurious ACP incidents ae very common.
Jul 23 2016 (2:02PM)

Locomotives

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How to start a Diesel Locomotive?

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Step by step deatiled procedure to how to start a WDM-2 diesel locomotive
The WDM-2 has no key to start the engine - it has a 30mm diameter green colour switch in the electrical panel to crank the prime mover. Similarly there is a red switch to stop the prime mover.
The above picture is only for example of Wdm2.
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loco perform these steps:-
1. First a walk-around of the loco is done ensuring that the loco appears in condition fit for duty. This takes around 10 minutes. All the fluid levels (coolant, lube oil) are checked at this stage. After being started, the loco is checked once again before leaving the shed orstabling area.
2. Close the battery master switch inside the short hood compartment.
3. Close the fuel pump breaker and wait for the fuel oil pressure gauge to start showing some reading. The presence of fuel oil pressure means that the fuel is present at the injectors when the engine is cranked.
4. Close the crankcase exhauster breaker - this blower removes explosive vapours from the crankcase during operation.
5. Ensure: loco brakes on, generator field breaker open, reverser in the neutral position, Engine Control Switch in the Idle position, throttle in the closed position.
6. Press the green start switch - the bell will sound inside the engine compartment warning anyone working there that the beast will wake up soon. I think it takes a second push of the button during which the engine is cranked.
7. The switch is to be held down till all the cylinders start firing.
8. Once the prime mover is running, observe the oil pressure, air pressure, brake pipe pressure being build up.
9. Observe the battery charging taking place. The battery charging ammeter in the electrical panel always shows a (center) zero reading - this indicates the charging and discharging of the battery is perfectly balanced. The charging is checked by operating a toggle switch near the ammeter - this toggle switches off the field to the auxiliary generator (meant for battery charging, etc.) and the ammeter immediately shows a small negative deflection indicating a loss of battery charging. Once the switch is closed, the ammeter swings back to the center zero position.
10. Another check of the loco - some drivers open the crankcase exhauster breaker at this stage - the positive pressure inside the crank sometimes shows up oil leaks faster.
11. The throttle is moved to ensure that loco is responding to being notched.
12. Release the parking brake, remove any wedges, wheel blocks, or rocks placed at the wheels to stop the loco from rolling.
13. Move the Engine Control Switch from Idle to Run position.
14. Observe the signal being pulled off, release the loco brakes and honk before move!
Idenfity the Trains base with its number

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Commonly train number starting form those numbers (First Three number) belongs to
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101 > konkan railway ( Ratnagiri div. )
102 > Konkan railway ( Karwar div. )
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110
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> Mumbai CST & pune div.
111 > Jhansi div.
112 > Jabalpur div.
113 > Solapur Div
114 > Jabalpur , Nagpur & Bhusal div.
116 > Jabalpur div.
117 > Jabalpur div.
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120 > Satabdi & jansatabdi
121 > OLD CR ( now CR & WCR , NCR > jhansi div. )
122 > alloted by RB on spl request of zone
123 > Old ER ( ER , ECR - danapur , dhanbad , MGS div.)
124 > old NR ( now NR , NCR > ALD div , NWR > bikaner & jodhpur div.)
125 > NFR & old NER ( NER & ECR > sonepur & samastipur div )
126 > old SR ( SR & SWR > Bengalore & mysore div.)
127 > old SCR ( SCR & SWR > hubli div.)
128 > old SER ( now SER , ECoR & SECR )
129 > old WR ( now WR , NWR > Jaipur & ajmer div. )
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130 > Howrah div.
131 > Sealdah div.
132 > Danapur div.
133 > Dhanbad div.
134 > Malda town div.
135 > Assansol div.
136 > Mughalsarai div.
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140 > Delhi div.
141 > Allahdabad div.
142 > Lucknow NR div.
143 > Moradabad div.
X44 > Delhi div for passengers.
145 > Ambala div.
146 > Ferozpur div.
147 > Bikaner div.
148 > Jodhpur div.
149 >
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150 > Lucknow NER div.
151 > Varanasi NER div.
152 > Sonepur & samastipur div.
153 > Izatnagar div.
154 > alipurduar jn div
155 > Samastipur div.
156 > Lumding div.
157 > katihar div.
158 > Rangiya div.
159 > Tinsukia div.
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160 > Chennai div.
161 > Chennai div. form chennai Egmore
162 > Mysore div.
163 > Thiruvananthapuram div.
165 > Bengalore div.
166 > Palkad div.
167 > Madurai div.
168 > Triuchchirappalli div.
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170 > Secunderabad div.
172 > Vijayawada guntur div.
173 > Hubli div.
174 > Guntakal div.
176 > Nanded & Hyderabad div.
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180 > kharagpur div.
181 > Chakradharpur div.
182 > Raipur & bilaspur div.
183 > Sambalpur div.
184 > Khurda road div.
185 > waltiar ( visakhapatnam ) div.
186 > Ranchi div.
188 > Nagpur Div of SER
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190 > Mumbai central div.
191 > Ahmedabad div.
192 > Bhavnagar Para div
193 > Ratlam div.
194 > Ahmedabad div.
195 > Rajkot Div
196 > Ajmer div.
197 > Jaipur div.
198 > Kota div
199 > Ahmedabad div. (MG)
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