Extreamly Fast,Furious, Flying –Indian Railways

I was passing through western railways suburb station Dakania talao, Kota, after a short while I saw the starter signal lowered down, it means soon a train would pass. I just eager to see its running beauty…I could not check the train no and name what it was. Also it was an afternoon time..

We are proud of Indian railways ,it is the Life line of india.Indian Railways has more than 64,015 kilometres (39,777 mi) of track and 7,083 stations. It has the world’s fourth largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China. The railways traverse the length and breadth of the country and carry over 25 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of freight daily.

The first letter (gauge) W-Indian broad gauge (The “W” Stands for Wide Gauge – 5 Feet) Y-metre gauge (The “Y” stands for Yard Gauge – 3 Feet) Z-narrow gauge(2.5 ft) N-narrow gauge (2 ft)

The second letter (motive power) D-Diesel C-DC electric (can run under DC traction only) A-AC electric (can run under AC traction only) CA-Both DC and AC (can run under both AC and DC tractions), ‘CA’ is considered a single letter B-Battery electric locomotive (rare)

The third letter (job type) G-goods P-passenger M-mixed; both goods and passenger S-Used for shunting (Also known as switching engines or switchers in United states and some other countries) U-Electric multiple units (used as commuters in city suburbs) R-Railcars

For example, in “WDM 3A”: “W” means broad gauge “D” means diesel motive power “M” means suitable for mixed(for both goods and passenger)service “3A” means the locomotive’s power is 3,100 hp (‘3’ stands for 3000 hp, ‘A’ denotes 100 hp more)