WAG 12 B Locomotive

• Indian Railways inducts 100th 12000 HP WAG 12 B Locomotive.

About:

• The loco is named WAG 12 B with number 60100.

• The locomotive is manufactured by Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (MELPL).

• These locomotives are state of the art IGBT based, 3 phase drive and 12000 horse power electric locomotive. These high horse power locomotives will help to decongest the saturated tracks by improving average speed and loading capacity of freight trains.

• These locomotive are proving to be a game changer for further movement of coal trains for Dedicated Freight Corridor.

• First 12000 HP Made in India Locomotive, manufactured by Madhepura Electric Loco Factory situated in Bihar, was put into operation by Indian Railways from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Jn Station on 18.05.2020.

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