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Railway Engineering Industries and Institutes in India

Indian Railway is fully independent in the matter of building all its equipment. The industry is based on railway equipment was established as Peninsular Locomotive company at Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in 1921. Later, it was named as "Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company' (TELCO). Some of the railway production units in India are: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works ( CLW ), Chittaranjan: Steam locomotives & electric locomotives. Diesel Locomotive Works ( DLW ), Varanasi: Diesel locomotives. Wheel Axle Plant (WAP), Bangalore: Wheel Axle Plant. Diesel Loco Modernisation Works ( DMW ), Patiala: Diesel components & parts. Rail Coach Factory ( RCF ), Kapurthala, Punjab:  Rail coaches. Integral Coach Factory ( ICF ), Chennai: Coaching stock. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore : Rail coaches for Delhi Metro Rail corporation. Durgapur & Yelahanka: Wheel Axle Plant. Tatanagar: Meter gauge steam locomotives. Bhilai: Rail and sleeper cars. Perambur

Rail Transport in India

The first passenger train in India was started by Lord Dalhousie, Governor-General of India on April 16, 1853, between Bori Bunder, Bombay, and Thane covering a distance of 34 km. Indian Railway was nationalised in 1951 and presently, it is the largest Railway Network in Asia and the second largest railway network in the World. There are three types of rail lines in India: Broad Gauge (1676 mm) Meter Gauge (1000 mm) Narrow Gauge (762 mm) In 2015, Indian Railway consists of 108,706 km route comprising Broad Gauge (88,547 km), Meter Gauge (16,489 km) and Narrow Gauge (3450 km). The total number of Railway Zones in India is 16 and the largest Railway Zone is North Zone . Progress of Locomotives in India 1893: First railway foundry was set up at Jamalpur (Bihar). 1895:  The first locomotive was built with old pairs at Ajmer workshop. 1899: Lady Curzon was the first locomotive built in India, at Ajmer. January 26, 1950: Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CL