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Loco Operations

Locomotive Operations (as on 01.02.2023)


The vision of Locomotive Operations is to run Coaching and Goods Trains safely, efficiently and maintaining punctuality.


  • This wing of Loco Operations Cater crew for all trains plying in all divisions of SCR viz, SC, BZA, GTL, GNT, HYB & NED.Types of train services in SCR areRajdhani, Shatabadi, Superfast, Mail & Express, Passenger, MEMU/DEMU, MMTS, Freight trains and Departmental trains.

  • Diesel Locomotives of 11 types WAM3A, WDM3D, WDM3F, WDG3A, WDG4, WDG4D, WDP4, WDP4B, WDP4D, WDP1, WDS6 are operated.

  • Electric Locomotives of 14 types WAM4, WAP1, WAP4, WAP5, WAP7, WAG5, WAG7, WAG9, WAG9H, WAG9HC, & new locos WAG11, WAG12B, WAG9HH, WAG9HC, WAP7HS are operated in SCR.

  • Maintenance of trip inspections of locomotives.

  • Cadre and their Training

  • Cadre consists of different categories of Running staff viz, ALP, Loco Pilot (shunter), Loco Pilot (Goods), Loco Pilot (Passenger), Loco Pilot (Mail & Express) andalso Running supervisors such as Crew Controllers, Traction/Power controllers, Chief Loco Inspectors.

  • Traction Training for all Running Staff (Initial, promotional, conversion & periodical refresher trainings) are given at various training centres viz, Electric Traction Training Centre (ETTC/BZA), Diesel Traction Training Centre (DTTC/GTL & DTTC/KZJ).

  • For safety all Running Staff are given training at Zonal Railway Training Institute (ZRTI/MLY).

  • Imparting simulator trainings to staff at ETTC/BZA for Electric Loco operations and DTTC/KGP & DTTC/UBL for Diesel Loco operations.

  • In-motion simulator for both 3phase and conventional locomotives provided at Electric Traction Training Centre, BZA for effective training of crew.

  • Monitoring of crew by Loco Inspectors for good engineman ship and improving troubleshooting skills.

Facilities for Staff

  • 39 Running Rooms are available for Running Staff to avail rest at outstation.
  • 34 crew lobbies are available where crew shall be booked for train service.

    • Latest Developments:

    • WAG12B type of locomotives introduced in system, crew are given training for operation of this type of locomotives.

    • In view of COVID-19 pandemic, contact less sign ON/OFF (Chalak Dal) for running staff was introduced.

  • Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 07-02-2023  

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