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A week ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_locomotive_class_WAG-12

I feel India should design and build more Large Freight Locomotives similar to WAG -12 class.

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A week ago
Absolutely necessary. There is a long list of freight train accidents in India; casualties happen regularly from train-related accidents. It needs to be corrected, especially if the country wants to exist the 3rd world status it is in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_railway_accidents_and_incidents_in_India
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A week ago Edited: A week ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

Attached WAG - 12 Speed provisional PDF.

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A week ago
Could you outline the purpose of this document. I see a lot of interesting diagrams, and a lot of text. What purpose is it supposed to serve?
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A week ago
Thanks.

The purpose of attached PDF document was to trace as can we enhance the capabilities of the WAG - 12 Large Freight Locomotive by increasing the speed - 120 km/hr as well as increasing the capacity of the freight load carried by the WAG - 12 Locomotive.

Awaiting your valuable inputs for the same in terms of increasing performance of the WAG - 12 Locomotive.

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A week ago Edited: A week ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

Reference :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_locomotives

Can WAG - 12 enter into the class of Largest Locomotive List with Research & Development?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
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Trains can be made to go faster, but the trouble lies with humans. Human bodies are simply not built for rapid acceleration, we experience certain low frequency motions that create discomfort – a feeling of “motion sickness". We also experience rapid acceleration, for example, each time we take off and land in a plane.

Then there is the logistics of trying to send a train faster along a track. Going fast means pushing air out of the way, which also requires a lot of power. A train travelling at 300mph (480km/h) uses roughly 27 times more power than one travelling at 100mph (160km/h).  And at ground level the air is a lot denser than it is at 35,000ft (10,600m) where airliners regularly cruise. That means more resistance, and therefore more vibrations.

If trains could travel just in straight lines and without any dips, then high speeds would not be a big issue. It’s the bends and the ups and downs that create a problem. If there are curves, then the train needs to slow down to prevent derailing (unless, of course, it has tilting technology). Slowing down means it needs to build up all that power it made prior to the stop, so a lot more fuel burning and so it becomes more expensive.
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A week ago
Thank you.

Can India's WAG - 12 enter into the prestigious class of Largest Freight Locomotive with Research & Development and State of the Art Technology?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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A week ago
Can India's WAG - 12 enter into the prestigious class of Largest Freight Locomotive with Research & Development and State of the Art Technology?

They can, but I'm not sure if that's the government's priority - they don't really seem to care that there are casualties from train-related incidents - correct me if I'm wrong. There's little to no social justice in India branching from the federal level.
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A week ago Edited: A week ago, prashantakerkar
Thanks.

This will be an great achievement for Indian Railways. Is n' it?

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A week ago

Thanks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alstom

Joint collaboration between Alstom & Indian Railways for WAG - 12 design, manufacturing & Testing.

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Prashant S Akerkar
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A week ago
Thanks. This will be an great achievement for Indian Railways. Is n' it? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar

Of course. When people around the world think of India, they usually think of large freight trains transporting their population around. That's even portrayed in cartoons. I'm assuming that there's no other country more dependent on trains than India.

That being said, how are you going to propose the idea of a joint collaboration?
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