perambur (PER): Integral Coach Factory (ICF) plans to produce 67 stainless steel state-of-the-art Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) high speed coaches this year and follow it up with another 300 in 2015-16, a top company official has said.
The production unit of Indian Railways manufacturing passenger coaches had for the first time produced three variants of LHB EOG shells during 2013-14, its General Manager Ashok K Agarwal said.
ICF produced a total of 1,662 general coaches last fiscal, registering its largest production in a financial year, he said, adding that the organisation has produced more than 49,000 coaches since its inception.
Referring to the green initiatives of the unit, he said ICF has rolled out one rake of environment friendly CNG (Compressed Natural Gas),
they need to speed up as the prod is very slow and demand i high
yeah right ... if they try to do quick then we can see more fast trains
now every state demands LHB as LHB rakes are vote garnering
Dear IRI Members,
Can you'll tell me your experiences of traveling by trains with brand new Non-LHB Rakes, the coaches that have been built in the past 2-3 years ? Are they jolt free and sound proof or are they emitting some sounds during train movement with minimum or no jolts at all, especially during track changing at medium/high/low speeds ? Thanks :-)
newly converted to SF status 22638 MAQ-MAS West coast exp ,it has rsa with MAS-MAQ mail
Small update. It has more rsa. Rsa with mail, malabar,maveli
in board only 1 rsa has been mention that is with mail only
MAQ to MAS-> west cost
MAS to MAQ-> 1Mail
MAQ to TVC--> Malabar
TVC to MAQ--> Maveli
At maq they change the board
Should all Rail Coach Factories now only design LHB Coaches for Indian Trains, including EMUs, MEMUs and DEMUs ? Does anyone still support Non-LHB Iron Coaches being designed in some factories ? :-)
Replacing all trains with LHB coaches is a distant dream..
similar to having all the sections converted to BG and complete with electrification :P
lhb coach are very costly so its not feasible.
Trail run of India's first Double Decker coach manufactured by ICF,Chennai.
-photo : irfca.org
tat's for Brindavan mostly.