North Western Railway (NWR) last week on Friday (24th July 2020) carried out the maiden trial run of WAG12B (12000 HP) locomotive on the electric route on Rewari-Ringas-Phulera section. The locomotive, manufactured under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, is specially designed for freight trains and has extra loading capacity and speed.
NWR authorities said the locomotive attached with a good trains started from Rewari station and covered its journey up to Phulera. “It first reached at Patli station on Delhi section and later arrived at Rewari and further covered its journey via Ringas to Phulera,” said Abhay Sharma, chief public relations officer, NWR.
“It is powerful and is capable of high speed and is significant addition to the Indian Railways network. As we are aiming at increasing freight movement across the country including in our zone, this would be the best choice,” said a senior officer of NWR. This locomotive has just double loading power than WAG-9.