Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Admin
 Followed
 Rating
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Search
  Go  
Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Wed Apr 25, 2018 04:31:04 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 3192860
Posted: Mar 11 2018 (10:48)

3 Responses
Last Response: Mar 11 2018 (11:57)
  
Rail News
0 Followers
301 views
Other News
Mar 10 2018 (23:58)   Indian Railways goes green with 12,000 HP ‘Make in India’ electric locomotive

16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~   2309 news posts
Entry# 3192860   News Entry# 331143         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways has got its first 12,000 HP electric locomotive from Alstom as part of a 3.5 billion euros ‘Make in India’ deal! This new electric locomotive has been manufactured and assembled at Alstom’s factory in Bihar’s Madhepura. The electric locomotive marks a significant milestone in Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways bid to go green and reduce its carbon footprint. The WAG12-class ‘Make in India’ locomotives will be used to power trains on the Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) of Indian Railways. The project is a joint venture between Alstom and Indian Railways and involves not only manufacturing 800 fully electric “super-powered” double-section locomotives, but also maintaining them over a period of 11 years.
The new 12,000 HP electric locomotive is currently being tested
...
more...
by the Eastern division of Indian Railways. The electric locomotive can achieve a maximum speed of 120 kmph and has hauling power of up to 6,000 tonnes. According to Alstom, the electric locomotive makes use of low voltage cables and has LED lamps – making it a “green loco”. The electric locomotive has been made keeping in mind India’s extreme heat and humidity as well. The electric locomotive is equipped with IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors)-based propulsion technology, which Alstom claims will lead to savings in energy consumption due to use of regenerative braking.
Talking about the multi-billion locomotive project, Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India & South Asia told FE Online, “Our localised footprint will continue to be the driving force behind our operations in India. Our emphasis towards skill development and community action in Madhepura will be ongoing.” Spohr hopes that eventually Alstom will be able to export electric locomotives out of India!
Indian Railways gets new electric locomotive from Alstom The new 12,000 HP electric locomotive is currently being tested by the Eastern division of Indian Railways.
The Madhepura plant of Alstom and Indian Railways is spread over 250 acres and has a testing track for the locomotives as well. It has a production capacity of 120 locomotives per year. The project which was awarded in 2015 by the Ministry of Railways is a significant investment in Indian Railways under the ‘Make In India’ scheme and will provide direct and indirect employment to around 10,000 people.
Incidentally, Indian Railways recently created history by converting a diesel loco into an electric locomotive for the first time in the world. The project involved converting a 2,600 HP diesel loco into a 5,000 HP locomotive and was carried out at DLW in Varanasi. This 5,000 HP unit will form one half of a 10,000 HP locomotive. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Indian Railways hopes to phase out diesel engines in the next five years.

  
892 views
Mar 11 2018 (10:48)
srinivasvasanthi~   4441 blog posts   15 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 3192860-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good high powered Electric Loco which is environmental friendly and highly economic in operation.

  
844 views
Mar 11 2018 (10:56)
mehmoodsayed~   228 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 3192860-2            Tags   Past Edits
So what will happen to the new WDG4G evolution class series locomotives sourced from GE. There are also plan for procuring 6000HP evolution class series from GE again. Will that be shelved.

  
738 views
Mar 11 2018 (11:57)
Obi Wan has taught you well~   3768 blog posts   1666 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 3192860-3            Tags   Past Edits
Probably
GE has already expressed it's unhappiness over India's 100% electrification project, we'll probably have to pay a hefty fine and exit the project the way things are going

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Sat May 5
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Thu May 10
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Fri May 25
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Thu Aug 23

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2547009
    Oct 16 2017 (10:21PM)


    As per the recent post , the new Pax Login feature has now been introduced. Here are the details of the feature set. . 1. Now you may login to the site as a Member or a Passenger, or BOTH Member & Passenger at the same time. Passenger login is called "Pax Login"...
  • Entry# 2517609
    Oct 11 2017 (09:33AM)


    As detailed here , last month, some changes were made to the PNR section. In the next phase of this rollout, we shall be further separating "Passengers" from "Members". . 1. "Passengers" will be able to login using ONLY their PNRs (no password). We shall have a Pax Login above the current...
  • Entry# 2418661
    Sep 25 2017 (07:09AM)


    @all: There are some changes coming to the PNR Forum. 1. All PNRs will be anonymized, i.e. you won't see who posted the PNRs or search PNRs by Traveller. This is to better protect the confidentiality of travelling members and their travel plans. However, members will still be able to search their OWN...
  • Entry# 2409730
    Sep 15 2017 (11:46PM)


    In recent times, the number of FM Complaints regarding "targeting me", "offensive content", "sarcastic comment", "bashing", etc. have been increasing. This has led to increased censorship and throttling of open discussions. . This is a clarification that this site is meant for a FREE EXCHANGE of ideas. Some arguments/debates/disagreements/jokes/sarcasm are ALLOWED and are...
  • Entry# 2390218
    Aug 25 2017 (12:59PM)


    There has been a partial rollout of a modification to Timeline entries. The implementation will be complete within a week. 1. Void & RAC buttons have been removed. . 2. TL Entries can now be Edited and Fixed by the original updater, if there are errors. So there is no need to Void TLs...
  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)


    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.