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Updated on: Monday, November 30, 2020, 09:07 AM IST

Indian Railways celebrates 92nd Foundation Day of Electric Loco Shed, Kalyan

November 28, 2020 will be celebrated as the 92nd foundation day of Electric Loco Shed, Kalyan. The premier Shed of Indian Railways has the proud distinction of being the First Electric Loco Shed under the then Great Indian Peninsular Railway (GIPR). It was established on 28.11.1928. During its journey of the last 92 years, the Shed has maintained nearly 16 different types of Locomotives. Initially entrusted with DC Locomotives of type EA-1 & EF-1, the Shed received WCM-2, WCM-3 & WCM-4 class of locomotives which were modified to work in 1500V DC catenary prevalent in Mumbai Division. Later CLW manufactured WCM-5 class of locomotives, the first one coined “LOKMANYA” which were also added to the fleet of Electric Loco Shed (ELS), Kalyan. Since Mumbai Division is surrounded by Ghat sections on both sides, Kalyan based locomotives perform the essential service of banking (providing additional power) for hauling mail/goods trains UP or Down the Ghat. In 1971, the newly built WCG-2 locomotives were provided which had dynamic braking features.
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https://epaper.freepressjournal.in/2907765/Free-Press-Mumbai-Edition/30-Nov-2020#page/11/2

Published on: Monday, November 30, 2020, 09:07 AM IST
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