Steam Loco Sheds in the 1970s

Steam Locomotive Sheds of the Past

Below is a list of steam sheds and their loco allocations from around 1977 or so. Compiled from various sources, including IRFCA posts. Much information is from Hugh Hughes, 'Steam Locomotives in India' (volumes 1-3). Hughes' later 4-volume set 'Indian Locomotives' (details in the bibliography section) should be consulted for more detail on specific locomotives, especially for builders' information and serial numbers of locomotives.

WESTERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Anand WG (3), A/CWD (3)
Bandra A/CWD (25)
Bayana A/CWD (4), H (4)
Gangapur WP (24), WG (41)
Godhra WG (15), WL (8)
Idgah (for Agra) A/CWD (8)
Kankaria WP (15), WG (20)
Kota WP (8), WG (29), A/CWD (3), XE1 (13)
Parel (for Bombay) WG (6), A/CWD (9)
Ratlam WP (16), WG (8), AWE (22)
Sawai Madhopur A/CWD (8)
Udhna WP (12), WG (49)
Ujjain WP (4), WG (23), A/CWD (10)
Vadodara WG (31), H (1)
Valsad WP (14), WG (41)
Viramgam A/CWD (24)

WESTERN RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Abu Road YP (12), YG (3), WD (3), YD (2)
Ajmer YG (4), YL (3), WD (1), D2 (7), G (3), G2 (3), MJ (6)
Bandikui YP (20), YG (34), WD (13)
Bhavnagar and Dhola sub-shed YP (23), YL (2), WD (4), HPS (7), KS (2), NS (3), N1S (4), OJ (2), PGS (2), PTS (6)
Gandhidham YG (5)
Hapa YP (4), YL (13), YD (9), YF (4)
Jaipur YP (12), YG (10), YL (5), WD (9)
Jetalsar YG (5), YB (13), YD/1 (10), HPS (4)
Junagadh YL (25), GTS (2), TJ (2)
Khambli Ghat BR (3), GR (5)
Mahesana YP (5), YB (15), YD (4), B (6), B1 (3), B2 (11),
Marwar Jn. G (5), G2 (1)
Mavli Jn. YL (3)
Mhow YP (14), YG (27), YL (5)
Nimuch YP (8), YG (10), WD (17)
Palanpur YP (8), YG (1), YD (3)
Phulera YP (6), YG (15), WD (6)
Rajkot YP (23), YD (4)
Sabarmati YP (12), YG (6), YL (7), WD (6), YB (9), YD (10), D2 (5)
Surendranagar YG (7), WD (5)
Udaipur (Rana Pratap Nagar, RPZ) YP (8), YG (14), WD (4)
Viramgam WD (7)
Wankaner YG (7), YL (11), YD (3)

WESTERN RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Ankleshwar ZB (5), W (1), W1 (2)
Bhavnagar W (6), WS (1)
Bilimora W (5)
Dabhoi ZB (32), B (2), C (3), P (3)
Devgadh Bariya WT (2)
Godhra W (2)
Halol W1 (2)
Kosamba W (4)
Morvi B (2), T (4) (two for Sayla line) , W (1)
Nadiad ZB (6), W (1), WT (4)
Pratapnagar K (1)

CENTRAL RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Agra Cantt. WP (8), WG (27), A/CWD (15), XA (3)
Ajni WG (48), H (5)
Amla WG (48), H (2)
Badnera A/CWD (10)
Bhusaval WP (26), WG (75), A/CWD (8), AWE (15), XA (6)
Bina WP (10), WG (30), A/CWD (18)
Dehu Road WG (6), XA (3), H (1)
Igatpuri WG (7), A/CWD (5)
Itarsi WG (5), A/CWD (10)
Jabalpur WP (27) , WG (20) , A/CWD (8)
Jhansi WP (33), WG (49), WL (2), A/CWD (11), XA at workshops
Kalyan WG (18)
Lonavla WG (2)
Matunga Workshops XA
Nandgaon and Chalisgaon WG (8), A/CWD (3), XA (5)
New Katni Jn. WG (25), H (6)
Parel Workshops XA
Pune WG (10), H (3)
Satna WG (33), A/CWD (4)
Wardha WG (28), H (10)

CENTRAL RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Akola YP (9), YG (24), YL (2) (Akola-Purna section later transferred to SCR)
Khandwa YL (4)

CENTRAL RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Daund ZE (3)
Dhaulpur ZA (5), D/1 (3)
Gwalior (2') ND (3), NH/2 (2), NH/3 (4), NH/4 (4), NH/5 (4), NM (8)
Kurduwadi ZE (5), B/1 (1), BS (2), F (13), G (9)
Murtajapur (2'6") ZD (6), B/1 (6), BS (1)
Neral (2') ML (4)
Pachora ZE (4)
Pulgaon ZP (3), A/1 (3)

EASTERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Andal WG (28), WM (14), A/CWD (31), XE (3), HGS (4)
Asansol WP (17), WG (43), A/CWD (2), XE (20)
Bandel WG (12), WT (10), A/CWD (20), HPS (2), HPS1 (1), SG (2)
Barkakana WG (12)
Barwadih A/CWD (28)
Burdwan WG (51), XC (16)
Chitpur (for Howrah) WM (6), A/CWD (39), SG (9)
Chopan WG (26)
Danapur WG (30), HPS1 (9), HGS (4)
Dhanbad WG (16), A/CWD (8), HGS (5), HT (17)
Garhara WG (17), SG (1)
Gaya WP (13), WG (10), A/CWD (25)
Gomoh WG (33), HGS (9)
Howrah WP (22), WG (7), XC (7), SG (5)
Jamalpur WG (1), WM (6), A/CWD (15), HGS (5), SG (5)
Jhajha WP (36), WG (20), XE (4)
Katrasgarh A/CWD (14), HGS (10)
Madhupur WG (5), WM (3), HGS (6)
Mughalsarai WP (15), WG (27), A/CWD (4), HPS1 (1), SG (1)
Naihati A/CWD (12), AWC (14), SG (7)
Pathardih WG (16), HGS (4), HT (16)
Patratu WG (16)
Rampurhat WG (12), A/CWD (8),
Ranaghat WM (5), WT (4), A/CWD (3), HPS1 (23)
Sahibganj WP (29), WG (12), WM (3), HGS (3)
Sitarampur WG (21), HGS (22)
Sonnagar A/CWD (11)

NORTHERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Allahabad WG (43), SG (3)
Amritsar A/CWD (25), XT (6), HPS2 (5)
Bareilly A/CWD (30), SG (3)
Bhatinda WP (9), WL (18), A/CWD (24), HPS2 (3)
Delhi Jn. WW (4), SG (5)
Faisabad WP (9), WG (12), HPS2 (7)
Firozpur WL (30), A/CWD (14)
Ghaziabad WG (57)
Jalandhar Cantt. WM (7), XA (5), HPS2 (6), SG (3)
Jind A/CWD (31)
Kalka WG (15)
Kanpur WP (11), WG (51), WM (2), A/CWD (9), HPS2 (8)
Laksar Jn. A/CWD (37)
Lucknow WP (29), WG (45), XT (2), HPS2 (17), SG (3)
Ludhiana WP (24), WG (38), WL (15), WM (2)
Moradabad WP (39), WG (55), A/CWD (9), XT (1)
Pathankot A/CWD (19)
Pratapgarh A/CWD (31), HPS2 (3)
Roza A/CWD (26)
Saharanpur WP (36), WG (33)
Tughlakabad WG (35)
Tundla WG (31), A/CWD (27)
Varanasi WG (20), A/CWD (5)

NORTHERN RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Bikaner YP (16), YG (15), HGA and HGB (5)
Churu YP (12), YG (12), G1/3 (1)
Delhi Jn. YG (19), YL (1)
Hanumangarh YP (20), YG (18), YL (1), YB (2), PT (4)
Jodhpur YP (18), YG (23), YL (6), HGA and HGB (3), HP (new) (10)
Merta Road YP (9), YG (26)
Rewari YP (22), YG (28)
[3/02] This may soon be operational again as a steam shed! [2/04] The shed has been restored and houses BG and MG steam locos.
Samdari YP (4), YG (10)
Sirsa YG (17), YL (1), YF (6), G1/3 1
Unallocated YL (4), G1/3 (2), HGA (1)

NORTHERN RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Kalka KC (2)
Pathankot ZE (5), ZF (9)

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Bitragunta WG (59), XD (5)
Daund WP (15), WG (52)
Dornakal XD (21)
Ghorpuri WP (14), WG (13)
Kazipet WP (17), WG (60),
Lallaguda WP (12), WG (20), XB (7), XD (10)
Miraj WG (7)
Rajahmundhry WG (55), WM (10), WT (6), XB (8), XD (5)
Vijayawada WP (55), WG (19), XD (8)
Wadi WG (21)

Note: The Rajahmundry shed had what was perhaps a unique arrangement in India for coaling locomotives. Overhead hoppers were filled with coal stacked on the ground by an electric overhead crane. Each hopper was then used to fill the tender of one locomotive.

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Castle Rock YD (28)
Donakonda YG (12), YB (16), YD (3)
Gadag YP (15), YG (14), YB (6)
Hubli YP (16), YG (29), YG (11), YD (10), YK (5), GS (3)
Lallaguda (for Secunderabad) YP (22), YG (23), YM (12), YD (4)
Miraj YP (4), YG (14), YD (7)
Nandial YG (11)
Purna YP (15), YG (37), YD (11)
Tadepalli YG (11), YD (8)

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Adra WP (6), WG (38), HS (4), HSM (4)
Bhilai WG (56), XD (12), HS (3)
Bhojudih WG (25), HSM (4)
Bilaspur WG (32), XD (2)
Bondamunda WG (28), XD (1)
Chakradharpur WG (2), HSM (2)
Dangoaposi XD (16)
Dongargarh WG (30), XD (8)
Hatia WG (15), HS (3), HSM (2)
Jharsuguda WP (6), WG (13), WM (2), HS (3)
Kharagpur WP (22), WG (44), WM (1), HS (4), HSM (4)
Khurda Road WP (12), WG (29), HS (2), HSM (6)
Mahendragarh WG (26)
Nagpur WP (10), WG (5), XD (5), HS (2)
Sahdol WG (16), HSM (1)
Santragachhi WM (2), HS (13), HSM (8)
Waltair WP (17), WG (36), HS (1), HSM (3)

South Eastern Railway (and its predecessor the BNR) did not have any MG lines.


SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Bankura Bagnall (class?) (3), Delta (2)
Baripada CC (7)
Chindwara BS (4)
Gondia ZE (13), BC (1), BS (1)
Motibagh ZE (7), BC (1), BS (5), CC (1)
Nainpur ZE (24), BS (1)
Naupada PL (8)
Raipur CC (11)
Ranchi BC (3), BS (11), CC (2), Bagnall (class?) (1)

SOUTHERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Arakkonam WP (16), WG (19), WT (3), XD (8)
Bangalore Cantt. XD (17)
Basin Bridge (for Madras) WG (6), WT (6), XB (5), XD (4), HPS (20)
Erode WP (26), WG (31), WL (10), AWC (14), XE1 (6)
Jolarpettai WG (6), XD (2), XE1 (10)
Nandalur WG (34)
Podanur AWC (5)
Quilon WP (12), WG (2), XB (4), XD (4)
Raichur WG (1), XD (9)
Renigunta XD (2)
Shoranur WP (9), WG (28), WL (21), AWC (8), XD (22)
Tiruchirapalli WG (1), AWC (4)
Tondiarpet (for Madras) WG (14)

SOUTHERN RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Arsikere YP (9), YG (14), YL (2), YD (5)
Bangalore YP (21), YG (6), WD (4)
Chingleput YP (7), YG (8), WD (2)
Coonoor X (12)
Golden Rock Workshops B (3)
Guntakal YP (19), YG (19)
Madras Egmore WD (10)
Madurai YP (48), YG (20), YL (11)
Mayuram YL (4), ST (17)
Mysore YP (10), YG (10), YL (10), YD (1)
Pakala YP (9), YG (7)
Palni YP (11), YG (4), YL (4)
Shimoga Town YP (6), YD (6), HPS (4)
Tiruchirapalli YP (18), YG (2), WD (8), B (3)
Tirunelveli YG (11), YL (15)
Villupuram YP (42), YG (22), WD (10), B (1), ST (1)
Yeshwantpur YG (14), YD (5)
quilon YG (41)

SOUTHERN RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Yelahanka ES (3), ZP (2), LTS (2), also used to have E (2) (in 1973...1976) , ES/1 (1) (in 1973) , LT (2) (in 1960)

NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Samastipur WG (20)
Sonpur WG (10)

NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Barari B (2)
Bareilly City YG (19), WD (7), YB (10), P (6)
Bhatni YL (4), WD (3)
Charbagh (for Lucknow) YP (25), YG (12), P (9), T (5)
Chupra Kachery YP (9), YG (19), YL (8), WD (11)
Darbhanga YL (21), RS (2)
Fatehgarh YG (5), P (2)
Garahara YP (8), YG (55), WD (12)
Gonda YP (8), YG (50), YL (2), WD (12), P (7)
Gorakhpur YP (41), YG (15), YL (2)WD (10), LS (1), T (5)
Izzatnagar Workshops P (2)
Kanpur (Anwarganj) WD (2), P (7)
Kasganj YP (27), YG (18), WD (7), P (3)
Kashipur YB (11)
Kathgodam YB (4), P (2)
Mailani YG (16), WD (2), YB (6)
Mau Jn. YL (19)
Narkatiaganj YP (8), YG (24), YL (13)
Pilibhit YB (14), P (1)
Saharsa YP (9), YL (27)
Samastipur YP (22), YG (19), YL (10), WD (6)
Sonepur YP (41), YL (8), WD (4)
Thanabihpur YL (4)
Varanasi YP (25), YG (38), YL (4)

NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY — BG
Shed Locos
Malda Town WP (?), WG (?), A/CWD (?)
New Bongaigaon WP (?), WG (?), A/CWD (?)
New Jalpaiguri WP (?), WG (?), A/CWD (?)
(Totals) WP (14), WG (40), A/CWD (23)

NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY — MG
Shed Locos
Tinsukia YP, YG
Mariani Junction YP, YG
Last shed to have regular steam on NFR, shut down in 1997.
Lumding Jn YP, YG, YF
YG #4367 still in use [9/11] for Jatinga Steam Safari.
Rangapara North YP, YG?, others
Alipurduar Jn. YP
(Totals) YP (99), YG (108), WD (116), YF (47), GX (6), GE (4)

NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY — NG
Shed Locos
Tindharia (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) B (24) (30 in 1974), C (2)
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