Manufacturing Units of Indian Railways

The article envisages information pertaining to manufacturing units of Indian Railways, production units of trains and railway, Indian railway factory list, rail coach production factories in India, Indian railway workshop list, wagon railway bogie manufacturers in India, railway engine manufacturing factories.

Manufacturing Units of Indian Railway

Diesel Loco

Manufacturing Units of Indian Railways 

UnitPlaceWork Details
Chitranjan Locomotive WorksChittaranjan, West BengalElectric Loco
Diesel Locomotive worksVaranasi, U.P.Diesel Loco
Diesel Loco Modernisation WorksPatiala, PunjabDiesel Loco Spares
Integral Coach FactoryChennaiCoach Production
Rail Coach FactoryKapurthalaCoach Production
Rail Wheel FactoryBangaloreWheel Production
Central Organisation for Railway ElectrificationAllahabadElectrification works
Central Org. For modernisation of WorkshopsNew DelhiModernisation of Railway workshops
Research Design and Standard OrganisationLucknowR & D Division of Railways

Diesel Electric Loco Production Units

  • There are two locomotive manufacturing units in India – DLW (Diesel Locomotive Works), Varanasi and Chitranjan Locomotive Works, Asansol.  DLW, Varanasi is engaged in producing Diesel-Electric locomotives. CLW, Asansol manufactures electric locomotives and is one of the largest locomotive manufacturers in world. CLW was founded in 1950 and it is named after renowned freedom fighter Chitranjan Das. Apart from these two production units there is one facility in Patiala Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala which is engaged in production and supply of sub assemblies and spare parts of locomotives.

Railway Coaches Production Units

  • The coaches of Indian Railways are manufactured at i) Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, ii) Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli. As on March 2012 the total population of passenger coaches in India was 46,722.

Wheel Production Unit

  • Besides locomotive and coach factories there is factory which manufactures wheels – Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore. Indian Railway also has Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) located at Lucknow equipped for all design and standardisation works.