Indian locomotive class WAP-5

Indian locomotive class WAP-5

WAP 5 is the name of a class of electric locomotive used by Indian Railways. The first 10 locos were imported from ABB (now Bombardier Transportation) in Switzerland in 1995. They are supposed to be a variant of the Lok 2000. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) started production in 2000. It was designed to haul 26 coach passenger trains at 160 km/h. It is the first 3-phase loco in India. Other notable features of this loco are the provision of taps from the main loco transformers for hotel load, pantry loads, flexible gear coupling, wheel-mounted disc brakes, and a potential for speed enhancement to 200 km/h. 88 tonnes weight. Braking systems include regenerative braking (160kN), loco disc brakes, automatic train air brakes, and a charged spring parking brake. MU operation possible with a maximum of two locos.

The WAP-5 series of locomotives haul the premier superfast trains on Indian Railways like the Mumbai Rajdhani Express, Bhopal Shatabdi Express, Lucknow Shatabdi Express, Prayagraj Express, etc. The Bhopal Shatabdi hauled by a WAP-5 travels at 150 km/h in the New Delhi - Agra Cantt section.

Technical specification

Specifications are as follows: [cite web| url=http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-loco2e.html#loco| title=Indian railway fan club ]

References

ee also

*Indian Railways
*Indian Locomotives
*Indian Locomotive Class WDM-2
*Indian locomotive class WAP-4
*Indian locomotive class WAP-7
*Indian locomotive class WAG-9

External links

* [http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-specs.html#WAP-5 Specifications]
* [http://www.irfca.org India railway fan club]


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