Railway Workshop List in India – Railway Coach Factory in India List
Rail Coach Factory in India
1. Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
Established in 1986, RCF is a coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. RCF has already carved a niche in the industrial scenario of the country at large and Indian Railways , in particular. After turning out its first coach in March 1988, RCF has moved on to become the largest and most modern coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. At present more than 36,000 RCF built coaches are traversing the length and breadth of our nation. Every year RCF is adding more than 1600 coaches to this fleet, which includes AC and Non-AC coaches for Broad Gauge.
RCF is equipped with a state-of-the art CAD centre and CNC machines to undertake design and manufacture of bogies, shells (both with stainless steel and corten steel).FRP interiors as per customer?s requirement. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and processes have enabled RCF to achieve excellence in Design, Development, Manufacture, Installation and after sales service of Railway Coaches with a view to ensure enhanced satisfaction of the Rail customer.
The factory is located at a distance of 7 kms. from the historical city of Kapurthala. The integrated township is very well planned and boasts of lush green surroundings. It is considered one of the best residential complexes in the country. RCF is a self contained unit with its own shopping complex, six schools, banks with ATM facilities and a 76 bedded hospital. Apart from this, RCF colony has a beautiful lake complex, a large sports stadium, an 18-hole golf course, synthetic lawn-tennis courts, Astroturf Hockey Stadium, international size swimming pool, skating rink and other sports facilities.
2. Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
The Integral Coach Factory is one of the earliest production units of independent India. It was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd October, 1955. Later the Furnishing Division was inaugurated on 2nd October, 1962 and the production of fully furnished coaches steadily increased over the years. Spread over nearly 511 acres, it has about 10,000 employees to turnout more than 3000 coaches every year which includes conventional and self propelled coaches, in LHB and other designs.
ICF is capable of manufacturing many types / variants simultaneously. Every year, new variants are added to the product mix. ICF invented and experimented with new type coaches such as self propelled or special type coaches. ICF has produced more than 65,000 coaches since its inception in 500 plus different designs.
3. Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli
In 2007, Indian Railways decided to set up it’s third railway passenger coaches manufacturing unit in Lalganj, distt Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh. Foundation stone was laid in 2007 and construction work started in 2009. In Dec 2015, it was named as Modern Coach Factory. It was planned at a total cost of Rs 3,192 Crore, with annual production capacity of 1000 coaches. MCF is located around 3 km away from Lalganj on Kanpur-Raebareli road (85 km from Lucknow).
The first completely in-house manufactured coach was turned out in August 2014. Since then, MCF has almost doubled it’s production year by year, starting from 140 coaches in 2014-15, to 285 coaches in 2015-16, then 576 coaches in 2016-17 and first time achieving the given production target of 710 coaches by manufacturing 711 coaches in 2017-18 ,MCF has turned out 1425 coaches in 2018-19 against a target of 1422 coaches
Railway Locomotives Factory in India
1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
Expression of Interest for partnering BHEL for development of regenerative system for provision of energy regeneration in existing conventional electric locomotive type 5000 HP WAG-7 having DC drives.
2. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has been named after the great freedom fighter, leader and statesmen Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. The production activity started on 26th January, 1950 the day when India became Republic. The initial product of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works was Steam Locomotive . In the period 1950-1972 Chittaranjan Locomotive Works turned out a total number of 2351 Steam Locomotives. From 1968 to 1993 CLW produced 842 Diesel Locomotives and from 1961 to uptill 31-03-19 total 6781 nos of Electric locomotives of different types. CLW over the years has proved to be one of the most accomplished, promising and reliable locomotive manufacturers. It has transformed itself from being a manufacturer of Steam Locomotives to that of Diesel locomotives and finally to Modern,high power,Electric Locomotives. The venture has paid off and at present CLW is proudly producing state-of-the-art 3-phase locos with all modern features of latest ?Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor?(IGBT) technology.
3. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
Vision- To be a world class manufacturer of reliable, cost-effective and state of the art locomotives.
Mission- We shall achieve our vision through
Focus on quality for sustained and continuous improvement in reliability & performance of the product leading to customer satisfaction.
Developing core competence with due emphasis on innovation, human resource development and team work.
Achieving environmental excellence by prevention of pollution, reduction of emissions, energy conservation and preservation of natural resources.
4. Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala
Introduction of Diesel Locomotives on the Indian Railways started in late 50’s, with the import of locomotives from M/s. ALCO, USA. With the setting up of Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi in the year 1961, the addition to the Diesel Locomotive fleet started at a regular pace. In the earlier years of diesel operation, a limited demand of spares was met by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi mainly through import, but the demand increased with the increasing size and age of the fleet. It was in the context of the need for high precision components for maintenance support to the diesel fleet, that in the year 1979, a decision was taken to set up Diesel Component Works at Patiala. The Foundation Stone of Diesel Component Works (DCW), Patiala was laid on October 24, 1981 and production started in 1986. A decision was also taken that DCW will do midlife Rebuilding of Diesel Locomotives after a service life of 18 years. Accordingly, Phase-II of the project was sanctioned and the work of Rebuilding started in 1989. The name of DCW was changed to Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (DMW) in July, 2003 to signify the modernisation of Diesel Locomotives being done in the unit.
5. Golden Rock Railway Workshop, Tiruchirapalli
Southern Railway Goldenrock Workshop Tiruchchirappalli
6. Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura
The Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura is a joint venture of Alstom SA of France with Indian Railways for the production of 800 high-power locomotives over a period of 11 years designed to run on Indian tracks at 120 km per hour. The manufacturing has started on 11 October 2017.
7. Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore
Till early 1980s Indian Railways was importing about 55% of requirement of wheels and axles. Indigenous capacity was available only at Tata Iron & Steel Company [TISCO] and Durgapur Steel Plant [DSP]. The TISCO plant was technically not capable of meeting the changing requirement of wheels and axles for the new designs of rolling stock and production was discontinued. DSP was only able to partially meet Indian Railways’ needs. The cost of imports was high with prices rising in the world market. Financing of imports, delays in supplies and limited availability of foreign exchange adversely affected wagon production and rolling stock maintenance. It was in this context that in the early 1970s the Railway Ministry felt the necessity for setting up a new specialized Production Unit for manufacture of rolling stock wheels and axles as import substitute. The ultimate objective was that DSP and the Rail Wheel Factory [RWF, formerly Wheel & Axle Plant] should be able to totally meet Indian Railways requirement for standard wheels and axles so that their import could be stopped.