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Re-engineering of Stators of Three phase Traction Motors type 6FRA 6068 used in WAG9/WAP7 locomotives for Improving their Reliability

By on January 17, 2014
Re-engineering of Stators of Three phase Traction Motors type 6FRA 6068 used in WAG9/WAP7 locomotives for Improving their Reliability

Research By: R.N.Lal, Senior Executive Director Standards, Ganesh , Director Standards Electrical Directorate , Research Design and Standards Organisation , Lucknow Abstract Insulation and brazed joint failures in the stators of three phase traction motors used in electric locomotives on Indian Railways are primarily on account of excessive shock and vibration and unsupported long length […]

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Getting to the heart of Propulsion Failures of Three Phase Locomotives

By on December 31, 2013

Research on high ambient temperatures have led to premature failure of electronic components on Indian Railways’ latest high-power electric locomotives class WAG9,WAP5,WAP7. By: R.N.Lal and Sandeep Srivastava (Research, Designs & Standards Organisation) The performance of electronic components in Indian Railways’ high-power electric locomotives has been far below expectation, particularly in comparison with the European countries from which they […]

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Science of Living – 21 Principles of Life Management

By on October 3, 2013
Science of Living – 21 Principles of Life Management

After completing my degree in Electrical Engineering in June 1973 from Punjab Engineering College Chandigarh, I joined the Indian Railways in Jan 1975. During my entire career spanning over 36 years with the Indian Railways, I came in contact with many distinguished personalities. Based on my personal experience and observations of natural phenomenon from the […]

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Interveiw with Sh V.C.V.Chenulu, the first Member (Electrical) Railway Board, Indian Railways

By on September 27, 2013
Interveiw with Sh V.C.V.Chenulu, the first Member (Electrical) Railway Board, Indian Railways

Rail Electrica has an opportunity to interact with Sh. V.C.V.Chenulu and it is how he expressed himself about his career in Railways and his contribution into making of Electrical Department. He speaks about the importance of probation period, how decision of 25 kV electric traction was taken and sharing some humor with  Minister of Railways RE: Sir […]

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Shri Shri Prakash Ex Member Traffic/Ministry of Railway/India shares his experience with Railways

By on September 8, 2013

Shri Shri Prakash belongs to IRTS of 1971 examination batch, worked for over 37 years in Indian Railways and finally superannuated as Member Traffic/Railway Board. He has worked in different positions. He not only enjoyed each and every posting but contributed much to the system. A person with very high integrity, no-nonsense man, toughness, daring, visionary, […]

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Sharing Experience with Sh. Arvind Sharma Ex Member Electrical/Railway Board/Ministry of Railways/India

By on August 23, 2013

Mr. Arvind Sharma is straight, simple, technically sound, planner and listen to his junior bringing out the best out of them. I took the opportunity of talking to him to share his experience while working in Railways. He narrates I joined Indian Railways on 8-10-1965 and retired on 28-2-2003, a contended career spanning 37 years […]

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Interview with Sh Ramesh Chandra Ex CRB/ML/Railway Board/Indian Railways

By on July 30, 2013

RailElectrica (RE): Sir welcomes to RE. RE is thankful to you for joining this interview to share your views. Sir, you are known for your straight forwardness, farsightedness, and impartiality in decision-making. Please tell us something about your career in Railways.   Ramesh Chandra (RC): I passed out from Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1967 and  joined […]

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Experts Column

By on July 9, 2013
Experts Column

Indian Railways having history of more than 150 years have produced stalwarts who have lived and worked for Railways all their life. The railway is in their blood and the rhythmic sound of running train is music to their ears. They love this music and live with it. Their heart stops beating when this music […]

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