Proud moment! Indian Railways gets its first ever aerodynamically designed 200 kmph engine

Nov 06, 2018, 17:50 PM IST
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Indian Railways has some good news for its passengers. They will soon reach their destination much sooner than they used to if all things go well with its newest engine. It is the first aerodynamically designed passenger electric engine for Railways that is capable of running at 200 kmph, it was revealed today at an event in Delhi.

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Northern Railways

Northern Railways

It was introduced in service in Northern Railway today and will slash the travel time for various premium trains that it will pull.

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Indian Railways: Aerodynamic design

Indian Railways: Aerodynamic design

This is the first aerodynamically designed three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive that has been built by the Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

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Indian Railways: Three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive

Indian Railways: Three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive

The three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive comes with improved aerodynamics and has an ergonomic design, which also takes care of the driver`s comfort and safety.

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Indian Railways

Indian Railways

The three-phase WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive will be used to pull premium trains like Rajdhani Express, Gatiman Express, and Shatabdi Express. Image Source: Twitter

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Indian Railways: Dynamically stable even at speeds of 200 kmph

Indian Railways: Dynamically stable even at speeds of 200 kmph

What makes this Indian Railways WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive special is the front design, which is more aerodynamic and reduces drag at higher speeds. And the revamped suspension system would ensure that there are no undue vibrations due to air drag and the train is dynamically stable even at speeds of 200 kmph." Image Source: Twitter

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Indian Railways: 5,400 HP of power

Indian Railways: 5,400 HP of power

The WAP-5 variant, with 5,400 HP of power, is energy efficient and stable for high speed operations. It has also been provided with Crew Voice and Video Recording System (CVVRS) for on-board driving data recording and analysis. 

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Indian Railways: Installed cameras with microphones

Indian Railways: Installed cameras with microphones

This Indian Railways WAP-5 passenger electric locomotive  also packs cameras with microphones at the critical positions inside and outside the locomotive to record the voice and audio signals. Image source: Twitter

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