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The Indian Railway WAG-12B locomotive at CSTM
Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, Central Railway inspected the latest Prima T8 WAG-12B Locomotive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus on 18.08.2020. He was accompanied by S P Vavre, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, D K Singh, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division, Central Railway and other officials. Sanjeev Mittal was shown inside the locomotive and working of this high-powered twin section locomotive by S P Vavre.
|WAG-12B is built in India’s largest integrated greenfield manufacturing facility at Madhepura. It is made by Alstom.|
|Improves the average speed by 25 km/h and loading capacity of freight trains – 6000 tonnes at 120 km per hour.|
|Considerable savings in energy consumption due to regenerative braking|
|The electric loco makes use of low voltage cables as well as, it has LED lamps, making it a “green loco”|
|WAG-12B locomotive can withstand India’s extreme heat and humidity|
|It runs on conventional OHE lines as well as on high rise OHE lines|
|Equipped with state-of-the-art Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) based propulsion technology|
|The highest powered locomotive that is running on Indian Railways – 12000 HP|
|Enable faster and safer movement of heavier freight trains|
In comparison to the 5500-tonne load capacity of WAG9/WAG7, it can haul 10000-tonne capacity and increase the average speed of goods traffic over predominantly graded sections over its undulated terrains.
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