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What are the nicknames of different locomotives in Indian Railways ?
What are the nicknames of different locomotives in Indian Railways ?
Aug 09 2016 (23:41)
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Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~ Added by: Hands held High*^~ Aug 09 2016 (23:57)
Nicknames of some Special Locomotives of Indian Railways
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
- 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.
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.
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)