When new bulk wagons became available in increasing numbers on Indian Railways, gross trailing loads could be 3,000 t on existing loops and sidings and a fleet of BB type heavy duty 85.2 t freight locomotives of 21.3 t axle load was ordered. A coupled axle BB monomotor arrangement could provide the maximum permitted starting tractive effort and 42 locomotives were imported from Europe, being followed by 240 Chittaranjan manufactured locomotives. However, certain factors, peculiar to IR, increased maintenance requirements to such an extent that they soon became the most expensive series of locomotives on IR. This article outlines the history of the first Indian made 25 kV A.C. electric locomotive.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Vir, R K
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-40
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  • Accession Number: 00335062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM