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Objectives of Mechanical Engineering Department

The main objectives of Mechanical Engineering Department and agencies responsible for their fulfilment are summarized below

Maintain and supply dependable system and diesel locomotives as per predetermined power plan. Divisional Organisation & Workshops.
Maintain coaches, keeping in view  safety and amenities aspects -do-
Maintain wagons for their safe haulage -do-
Production of locomotives, coaches and wagons as required. Production Units & Private Sector.
Continuous absorption of latest technology in the fields of maintenance and production. RDSO & CAMTECH
Ensuring economic use of fuel Zonal Headquarters & Divl. Organisation
Co-coordinating procurement of Machinery and Plant for all the departments. COFMOW & Zonal Head Quarters
Periodic overhauling of rolling stock Workshops
To maintain Breakdown train in ready to use condition. Divl. Organisation
Linen Management Divl. Organisation

The definition of various terms used in rolling stock management are given below:

  • Train – Vehicle /Vehicles moving on rail which need line clear to enter a block section.
  • Rolling Stock – Any vehicle capable of moving on railway track excluding push Trolleys.
  • Locomotives – Engine or motive power source to haul a train. Indian Railways use Steam. Diesel and Electric locomotives.
  • Coaches - Passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) & some non-passenger carrying vehicles (OCV) attached to passenger trains like postal van, luggage van etc.
  • Wagons - Freight rail cars used for transport of freight traffic. Wagon have 4,8 or more wheels. These wagons  may be covered, open, flat , tank or well-type.
  • EMU-   (Electrical Multiple Unit)- Self powered set of coaches operated by electricity.
  • DMU- ( Diesel Multiple Unit)- Self powered set of coaches powered by diesel engine.
  • Rail Cars- Self powered coach generally in single or unit of two.



IR Annual Statistics and Reports

Rolling Stock

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Publications by CAMTECH, Gwalior (available only on Intranet)

Some articles

Diesel Traction

  1. Diesel Traction Organization Setup in Indian Railways
  2. Comparison of Diesel Locomotives
  3. AAR Locomotive Classification
  4. Diesel Locomotive Mechanical Subsystems - ALCO
  5. Diesel Locomotive Electrical Control Components - ALCO
  6. Diesel Locomotive Air Brake System
  7. Upgradation of ALCO Locomotive Design
  8. Introduction to GM Locomotives
  9. Mechanical Systems of GM Locomotives
  10. AC-AC Traction System of GM Locomotives
  11. Adhesion Control in GM Locomotives
  12. Introduction to Distributed Powering
  13. Heritage Section - Steam Locomotives: The first Railway Movers

Carriage & Wagon Technology

  1. ICF & LHB Coaching Shell
  2. Carriage and Wagon Bogies
  3. Carriage and Wagon Bogie Maintenance in Workshops
  4. Center Buffer Coupler (CBC)
  5. Passenger Interface Items
  6. DEMU C&W Maintenance
  7. Nomenclature & Codification of C&W Stock
  8. CASNUB 22 Bogie
  9. Developments in Freight Stock
  10. Autocar Transport - BCACBM Wagon
  11. Private Wagon Maintenance
  12. Corrosion Repairs
  13. Introduction to Mechatronics
  14. Track Train Dynamics
  15. Rail Wheel Interaction

Workshop & Manufacturing Technology

  1. Workshop Organization
  2. Factory Act 1948 applicable to Workshops
  3. Labour Laws
  4. HOER Rules
  5. Workshop Incentive Schemes
  6. Bearing Technology
  7. Basic Pneumatics
  8. Basic Hydraulics
  9. CNC Machine Systems
  10. Quality Assurance