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
|Maintain wagons for their safe haulage
|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
|To maintain Breakdown train in ready to use condition.
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
Publications by CAMTECH, Gwalior (available only on Intranet)
- Diesel Traction Organization Setup in Indian Railways
- Comparison of Diesel Locomotives
- AAR Locomotive Classification
- Diesel Locomotive Mechanical Subsystems - ALCO
- Diesel Locomotive Electrical Control Components - ALCO
- Diesel Locomotive Air Brake System
- Upgradation of ALCO Locomotive Design
- Introduction to GM Locomotives
- Mechanical Systems of GM Locomotives
- AC-AC Traction System of GM Locomotives
- Adhesion Control in GM Locomotives
- Introduction to Distributed Powering
- Heritage Section - Steam Locomotives: The first Railway Movers
Carriage & Wagon Technology
- ICF & LHB Coaching Shell
- Carriage and Wagon Bogies
- Carriage and Wagon Bogie Maintenance in Workshops
- Center Buffer Coupler (CBC)
- Passenger Interface Items
- DEMU C&W Maintenance
- Nomenclature & Codification of C&W Stock
- CASNUB 22 Bogie
- Developments in Freight Stock
- Autocar Transport - BCACBM Wagon
- Private Wagon Maintenance
- Corrosion Repairs
- Introduction to Mechatronics
- Track Train Dynamics
- Rail Wheel Interaction
Workshop & Manufacturing Technology
- Workshop Organization
- Factory Act 1948 applicable to Workshops
- Labour Laws
- HOER Rules
- Workshop Incentive Schemes
- Bearing Technology
- Basic Pneumatics
- Basic Hydraulics
- CNC Machine Systems
- Quality Assurance