Southern Railway & Integral Coach Factory To Construct Steam Locomotive Replicas

In three to four months, one of the Southern Railway-designed locomotive reproductions is anticipated to be finished.

Replica steam locomotives are being built by Southern Railway and Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in India, and they will run on electricity.

According to The Times of India, one of the Southern Railway-designed replicas of the locomotive should be finished in three to four months.

It has already built the locomotive’s outer shell and intends to add more systems. A pantograph is anticipated to be installed on the locomotive to draw electricity from the overhead power cable.

ICF will shortly start designing a locomotive with a steam engine concept based on Vande Bharat’s design.

“A major problem with steam locomotives is that because of the coal capacity of coal, it can run at restricted speed and distance,” Southern Railway divisional railway manager Ganesh was cited as saying in the news article.

Railways will be able to run longer-distance vintage specials more quickly thanks to the new locomotive, which will resemble a steam locomotive.

The choice to build new locomotives was made in order to get a better response to an annual heritage special train from Egmore to Kodambakkam that uses a rebuilt steam engine, EIR 21.

A few years ago, Southern Railway put the locomotive through a real-world test run.

ICF announced the production of metro rail coaches for Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro), which is in charge of metro rail projects in Nagpur and Pune, in August of last year.

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