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Termination Indicators

T/P, T/G, or T/BOXN (painted on a yellow circular board) : Termination of speed zone for, respectively, passenger trains, goods trains, and goods trains with BOXN wagon rakes. In urban areas similar signs such...

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Stop Indicator

A rectangular board with red and white bands. It is mounted on a post with alternating red and white bands. At night the sign is illuminated by two red lamps. This is used for...

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Whistle Indicators

‘W’, or ‘W/L’ on a square yellow board. The ‘W’ is a general whistle indicator while the ‘W/L’ stands for Whistle for Level Crossing. The latter is also seen in Hindi with the characters...

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WAG 9

These are essentially the same as the WAP-7 units, with some differences in gearing and the control software to make them suitable for freight operations. The first few were imported from ABB (6 fully...

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WAG 7

Built by CLW to RDSO specifications, these represent the next indigenous design step up from the WAG-5 locomotives. Used primarily for goods haulage, these locos have a Co-Co wheel arrangement with high-adhesion bogies (shared...

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WAP 6

[12/08] All locos in the class have been converted to WAP-4. This class was really a variant of the WAP-4 design. One or two prototypes were built early from existing WAP-1 or WAP-4 locos...

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WAP–5

This class started with a batch of 10 locos (#30000-30010, skipping #30008) imported from ABB / AdTranz in 1995 (Actually 11 were imported but one (#30008) was damaged by fire in transit and deemed...

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WAG 5

Introduced in 1984. Power 3850hp (some documents say 3900hp, which may be a later modification), 6-axled (Co-Co). Starting TE 382kN (33500kgf); continuous TE 202kN (20600kgf). Adhesion 29%. A very successful class, and probably the...

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WAP 4

Variant of WAP-1 with Hitachi H5 15250 motors (built by CLW), built in 1994 to RDSO specifications. The need to run longer passenger trains (24 to 26 coaches as against the 19-coach capacity of...