The data on this page is taken from reports published by Indian Railways.

Locomotives      Coaching Stock     Wagons     Carrying Capacity of Wagons     Wagons by Type

Locomotives - By Type and Tractive Effort

IR's fleet as on 31st March, 2005 consisted of 44 steam, 4,801 diesel and 3,065 electric locomotives.

Year Number of Locos Tractive Effort per Loco (kgf)
Steam Diesel Electric Total BG MG
1950-51 8,120 17 72 8,209 12,801 7,497
1960-61 10,312 181 131 10,624 14,733 8,201
1970-71 9,387 1,169 602 11,158 17,303 9,607
1980-81 7,469 2,403 1,036 10,908 19,848 10,429
1990-91 2,915 3,759 1,743 8,417 24,088 12,438
2000-01 54 4,702 2,810 7,566 29,203 18,537
2001-02 53 4,815 2,871 7,739 29,274 18,577
2002-03 52 4,699 2,930 7,681 29,289 18,531
2003-04 45 4,769 3,004* 7,818* 30,340* 18,603
2004-05 44 4,807 3,065 7,916 31,768 18,570
2005-06 44 4,793 3,188 8,025 32,012 18,376

Note: Unit for tractive effort, 'kgf' = kilogram-force.

Coaching Stock

Year EMU Conventional DMU/DHMU Other (OCV)
Number Capacity Number Capacity Number Capacity Number
1950-51 460 87,986 13,109 854,678 - - 6,059
1960-61 846 150,854 20,178 1,280,797 - - 7,415
1970-71 1,750 340,541 24,676 1,505,047 - - 8,719
1980-81 2,625 500,607 27,478 1,695,127 - - 8,230
1990-91 3,142 609,042 28,701 1,864,136 - - 6,668
2000-01 4,526 859,701 33,258 2,372,729 142 13,884 4,731
2001-02 4,636 882,259 34,363 2,454,872 243 23,356 4,827
2002-03 4,696 905,771 34,896 2,506,947 261 24,936 4,904
2003-04 4,962 1,060,284 35,691 2,566,917 316 30,232 5,519
2004-05 5,029 1,044,622 37,125 2,668,841 559 52,767 5,600
2005-06 5,316 1,049,867 38,196 2,756,521 578 53,855 5,990

Note: Capacity figures for EMUs and DMUs/DHMUs include standing accommodation. Conventional coaches include regular short and long-distance passenger coaches and also railcars.

Wagons

On 31st March, 2006, IRís wagon fleet consisted of 207,176 units comprising 61,088 covered, 93,475 open high-sided, 8,723 open low-sided, 33,587 other types and 10,303 brake vans/departmental wagons.

The table below shows the total number of wagons and percentages of different kinds.

All Gauges
Year Total Wagons Covered % Open high-sided % Open low-sided % Other % Departmental
1950-51 205,596 58.9 25.5 3.4 7.2 5.0
1960-61 307,907 57.3 25.5 2.5 10.6 4.1
1970-71 383,990 53.4 25.6 1.8 13.0 4.2
1980-81 400,946 53.3 28.3 3.2 11.8 3.4
1990-91 346,102 49.1 29.6 3.6 14.4 3.3
2000-01 222,193 34.1 41.0 3.6 17.5 3.8
2001-02 216,717 33.2 41.7 3.5 17.2 4.4
2002-03 214,760 31.9 42.4 3.3 17.5 4.9
2003-04 227,752 29.8 44.03.9 17.3 5.0
2004-05 222,409 29.0 45.8 3.9 16.4 4.9
2005-06 207,176 29.5 45.1 4.2 16.3 5.0

Carrying Capacity of Wagons

Year All Gauges BG MG
Total Number Carrying Capacity (MT) Number Average Capacity (tonnes) Number Average Capacity (tonnes)
1950-51 195,000 4.14 149,000 22.6 43,000 17.1
1960-61 295,000 6.30 207,000 23.1 83,000 18.0
1970-71 368,000 9.35 271,000 27.8 91,000 19.1
1980-81 387,000 11.14 299,000 30.6 83,000 23.0
1990-91 335,000 11.50 276,000 36.9 55,000 22.9
2000-01 214,000 10.19 199,000 48.7 14,000 34.4
2001-02 207,000 10.09 194,000 49.7 12,000 34.8
2002-03 204,000 9.98 192*,000 50.0 12,000 33.5
2003-04 216,000 10.66 205,000 50.3 11,000 32.0
2004-05 211,000 10.60 202,000 50.9 9,000 32.5
2005-06 197,000 9.93 188,000 51.3 8,000 32.1

Note: 'MT' = Million tonnes. Carrying capacity figures exclude departmental wagons and brake vans, etc.

Wagons by Type

Type Number Description
BTPN 7,311 Tank wagons for liquid goods (petrol, naptha, and other petroleum products).
BOX 7,405 High-sided open wagons with side discharge.
BCNA 42,899 Water-tight covered wagons.
BCX 7,785 Water-tight covered wagons for bulk foods and cement.
BOBS/BOBX 1,522 Open hopper wagons with bottom discharge arrangement for ballast, ores etc.
BLCA/BLCB 4,707 Low platform container flat wagons. Light-weight all-welded skeletal underframe. 840mm wheel diameter, AAR `E' type central buffer coupler and slackless draw bar system.
BLLA/BLLB 405 Container flat wagons similar to BLCA/BLCB, but with a longer platform of 45'.
BFKN/BFKI 1,571 CASNUB bogie container flat wagons (BFKN have air brakes).
BOY 880 Low-sided open bogie wagons to carry iron ore.
BOXN 64,320 High-sided bogie open wagons.
BOXN-CR 580 Corrosion-resistant BOXN variants using 3 CR12 stainless steel.
BOXN-HA 735 BOXN variants with higher (22.1t) permissible axle loads (tare weight 23.17t, payload 65.13t) and 8.25 t/m track load density for coal loading. Payload per rake raised to 3783t (3411t for normal BOXN rakes). Fit for 100 kmph.
BCCNR 35 Covered bogie wagon for transportation of automobile cars. Low platform with wheel diameter 840mm and fitted with air brakes. Fit for 100 kmph.



Data is taken from reports published by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, 2002.
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