Trail run of WAG 12B IGBT based, 3 phase drive, 9000 KW electric locomotive with power of 12000 HP and capable of carrying 6000 T load was conducted from Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Jn to Barwadih via Dehri-on-Son on 19th May 2020.
The various features and details of this Trail run is mentioned below.
|SN||WAG 12B Details||Remarks|
|1||Power of WAG 12B||12000HP|
|2||Type of locomotive||IGBT based, 3 phase drive, 9000 KW electric locomotive|
|3||Load it can carry||6000 Ton in maximum gradient of 1 in 150|
|4||Maximum Speed it can run||120KMPH|
|5||Manufactured by||Electric Locomotive Factory Madhepura, Bihar|
|6||In partnership with which Foreign Company||M/S Alstom, French Company|
|7||FDI agreement signed in||2015 between Indian Railways and M/s Alstom for 3.5 Billion Euros to manufacture 800 locomotives in India|
|8||First time run from which place to which place||From Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Jn to Barwadih via Dehri-on-Son|
|9||No of Good trains wagons carried||118|
|10||WAG12B will be used for||DFCCIL|
|11||Maintenance depots of WAG12B in India other than Madhepura||Saharanpur and Nagpur|
|12||Indian’s position||Indian became 6th country to produce high horse power locomotive indegenously|
It is expected to provide a much-needed breakthrough for railways in running long haul trains. Also, it will reduce congestion and enhance efficiency in the movement of goods traffic in the country.
Question: India has recently operationalised it’s most powerful locomotive railway engine produced indigenously. The power of the engine is: