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Photographs by Sujeet Mishra

This page has miscellaneous IR pictures, mostly of locomotives. The photographs and information have been supplied by Sujeet Mishra, of the Traction Software Development Lab at Chittaranjan's Centre for Design and Development.


New CLW locos

The WAP-7 and WAG-9H locomotives are recent models turned out by Chittaranjan Loco Works. Both are derivatives of the WAG-9 loco.

  • WAP-7 (photo, 92KB) The WAP-7 is a high-speed passenger version of the WAG-9, with a service speed of 130km/h. Undergoing trials on the Faridabad-Mathura section.

  • WAG-9H (photo, 75KB) The WAG-9H is a heavier version (by 12 tonnes) of the WAG-9; the higher adhesive weight makes it suitable for hauling heavier freight rakes: 58-wagon BOXN rake, ~4,700 tonnes, on a 1:150 grade. Undergoing trials on the Ujjain-Nagda section.

  • WAP-7 #30201 (photo, 90KB) Sujeet in front of the first prototype WAP-7 locomotive just before its first line trials (when Sujeet drove it).

  • WAG-9 test of WAP-7 software (photo, 41KB) Sujeet and an Adtranz employee in charge of locomotive programming who came to India to hand over the source code of the WAP-7 locomotive software. They are in the cab of WAG-9 #31023 at Gomoh, downloading and testing the WAP-7 software on the WAG-9 as the WAP-7 loco was not yet ready. Sujeet is on the asst. driver's desk. Below the laptop is the docking station containing necessary interface elements. The lever to the left of laptop is the asst. driver's horn handle. The whitish cable running down is the interface cable and connects the laptop to loco electronics. The truncated desk to the left is driver's desk.


  • MU'd WAG-6A locos (photo, 131KB) Two WAG-6A locos prepare to haul an iron ore rake at Bacheli on the Kirandul-Kottavalasa line. The WAG-6A loco is a 6000hp thyristor-controlled model made by ASEA. These are homed at Vishakapatnam.

  • Loco vestibules (photo, 132KB) This picture shows the vestibules of the WAG-6A locos. Only the WAG-6 series locos have vestibules. These are half-height vestibules whereas the WAG-6B and WAG-6C have full-height vestibules.

  • WAG-6C loco (photo, 94KB) A loco of the the Hitachi-built WAG-6C class at Waltair. Note the full-height end-door (vestibule) allowing passage from one unit to another during MU operations.

  • WAG-6B/WAG-6C MU (photo, 166KB) A WAG-6B loco (front) MU'd with a WAG-6C (rear).

  • WAG-6A end bogie (photo, 123KB) A WAG-6A has 3 bogies; this is the one at either end.

  • WAG-6A middle bogie (photo, 125KB) Middle bogie of a WAG-6A.

LHB Alstom coach

  • LHB-Alstom coach (photo, 98KB) A picture of the trial special, hauled by a WAP-5, followed by oscillograph car, with the last vehicle being the vehicle under Oscillation Trial, viz. the LHB-Alstom make Coach (imported from Germany). A speed of 184km/h was touched with this special during last week of May'2000 on Faridabad-Mathura section. These coaches will have a service speed of 160km/h.

  • LHB bogie (photo, 49KB) A bogie of the LHB coach.

Miscellaneous locos

  • Damaged WAM-4 (photo, 104KB) A picture of a WAM-4 that was badly damaged after an accident in which it collided with a goods train while hauling the Bombay Mail (Dec. 1999).

  • KK Line (photo, 95KB) A picture of a loco hauling a train on one of the spectacular hilly and curvy sections of the Kirandul-Kottavalasa line.

  • WAP-5 bogie (photo, 238KB) A bogie of the WAP-5 loco.

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Last updated: March 31, 2002