Indian Railways first electric locomotive shed in Kalyan turns 93

India’s first electric locomotive hangar ended 93 years on Sunday with Central Railway (CR) marking the day with events in the hangar. The electric locomotive shed was established on November 28, 1928 as the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR). “ELS, the first electric locomotive hangar in Kalyan-India is 93 years old. ELS Kalyan played a critical role in the operation of the locomotives during the DC to AC phase, for the Push-Pull method, in Covid-19 and also helps to minimize the use of the enriching environment of diesel cars, ”tweeted CR.

During its 93-year run, the hangar has serviced 16 different types of locomotives. Since the Mumbai division is surrounded by Ghat sections on the northeast and southeast sides, Kalyan-based locomotives play a critical role in providing banking services (providing additional power) for hauling mail trains. / goods up or down Ghat sections.

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After 2007, the catenary conversion process of the Mumbai division from DC to AC was carried out in the northeast of Ghat and alternating current electric locomotives (WAG) -7 and WAG-5 were introduced.

(Image: Central Railway)

Considering the ability of the ELS / Kalyan team to competently handle different types of locomotives simultaneously, the latest technology, the 6122 HP WAG-9 pure AC locomotive with IGBT converter was added to its fleet in 2013. .

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An electric locomotive shed, Kaylan has an Accident Rescue Train (ART) and a High Speed ​​Motor Vehicle Accident Rescue Train (HS-SPART) in its fleet. The hangar also played a vital role in the operation of the very first Rajdhani Train on Push Pull method. The enabled push pull method was applauded on IR as it reduced the need for manpower and bank locomotives in the ghat section.

(Image: Central Railway)

The statement added that ELS Kalyan is helping to minimize the use of diesel-powered cars, thus enriching the environment with the addition of WAP-7 locomotives and HOG systems.

(Image: Central Railway)

“It also maintained scheduled / unscheduled work handover activities to provide uninterrupted freight and passenger services during the Covid -19 pandemic. “

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