This shed was set up in Feb. 1976 by Railway Electrification Organization as a part of Tundla – Delhi electrification scheme and was designed to home 50 electric locomotives at an initial cost of 1.5 crore. The prime objective of setting up this shed was to maintain Electric locomotives required for hauling important mail/express trains on Delhi – Howrah section.
The initial holding of the shed was 34, all of which were WAM4. At present, holding has increased to 138 and this includes 16 State-of-the-Art Technology three-phase drive WAP5 locomotives & 23 WAP7 locomotives. Locomotives of ELS/GZB are hauling most of the prestigious Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains on electrified routes. Team of ELS/GZB feels proud in being nominated for offering locos for hauling trains at 150 KMPH.
Electric Loco Shed, Ghaziabad is proud of holding the maximum number of Electric Coaching locos on Indian Railway, which is indicative of the faith Railway Administration has in the team of ELS/GZB. It has been a constant endeavor of the entire team, to meet expectation of the Railway Administration as well as the Public in terms of reliability, safety and availability of electric locomotive. Recently 23 three-phase drive WAP7 locos have been received at ELS/GZB, and they are being maintained with out any additional input of manpower & infrastructure resources.
The shed has successfully adopted the changes in technology of Electric locomotives from WAM4 locomotives to the present day State-of-the-Art Technology of three-phase drive of WAP5 & WAP7 locomotives. It has been possible due to team spirit and willingness of the entire team to adopt and update itself with new technology. Initially, 10 WAP5 locomotives were imported from ABB/Switzerland and were put in service trials in 1997. These locomotives were imported along with technology transfer. The average kilometer earning of these locomotives comes upto 2.85-lakh km per year per loco, which is 1½ times compared to other electric mail/express locomotives. These WAP5 & WAP7 locomotives are hauling the most prestigious trains of Indian Railway like Rajdhanis & Shatabdis.
1. ESTABLISHED 1976
2.PRESENT LOCO HOLDING 138
3. TYPE OF LOCOS
WAP4 WAP5 WAP7 WAG5 WAM4
4.TOTAL WORK FORCE
SKILLED DIRECT 588
UNSKILLED DIRECT 150
UNSKILLED ANCILLARY 24
5.INITIAL COST 1.5 (Rs. IN CRORES )
6.AREA8910 (IN SQ. MTRS.)
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or an on-board energy storage device (such as a chemical battery or fuel cell). Electrically propelled locomotives with on-board fuelled prime movers, such as diesel engines or gas turbines, are classed as diesel-electric or gas turbine electric locomotives because the electric generator/motor combination only serves as a power transmission system. Electricity is used to eliminate smoke and take advantage of the high efficiency of electric motors; however, the cost of railway electrification means that usually only heavily used lines can be electrified. Electric locomotives benefit from the high efficiency of electric...